http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Rice University engineers find nanoscale solution to produced water problem https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/rice-university-engineers-find-nanoscale-solution-to-produced-water-problem Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99% of the emulsified oil that remains after other processing is done. Norwegian companies join forces for expansion of AI initiative https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/norwegian-companies-join-forces-for-expansion-of-ai-initiative Norway has a huge potential to be a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI), but it needs resources and collaboration in order not to lag behind. To strengthen national efforts on artificial intelligence, Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF are inviting Norwegian businesses to partner on the new Norwegian Open AI Lab. United Oil and Gas delivers 3D seismic data on Tullow-operated license, offshore Jamaica https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/13/united-oil-gas-delivers-3d-seismic-data-on-tullow-operated-license-offshore-jamaica United Oil and Gas Plc has announced that the fast-track version of the recently acquired 3D seismic dataset over the Walton-Morant license, offshore Jamaica, has been delivered by the operator, Tullow Jamaica Ltd. Fugro resumes acquisition of data for Norway's Mareano seabed mapping program https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/10/fugro-resumes-acquisition-of-data-for-norways-mareano-seabed-mapping-program Fugro has been awarded a hydrographic survey contract, valued at NOK 44.7 million (approximately €4.7 million), by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey is part of the Mareano seabed mapping program, which is financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Climate and Environment. TGS announces updates to Australian data library https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/10/tgs-announces-updates-to-australian-data-library TGS has announced that the purchase of the Capreolus 3D seismic survey from Polarcus has been completed. Fugro's new bathymetric lidar system improves nearshore, coastal mapping capabilities https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/9/fugros-new-bathymetric-lidar-system-improves-nearshore-coastal-mapping-capabilities Fugro is introducing a new bathymetric lidar system that delivers industry-leading depth penetration and point densities for nearshore and coastal mapping. Energy Web Atlas launches World Pipeline dataset https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/7/energy-web-atlas-launches-world-pipeline-dataset Gulf Energy Information, a leading provider of market intelligence and technical information for the international energy industry, announced Tuesday the introduction of the World Pipeline layer to the Energy Web Atlas (EWA). Five months after energy cyber attack, U.S. pushes collaboration https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/31/five-months-after-energy-cyber-attack-us-pushes-collaboration With hacking attacks mounting against U.S. energy companies, guarding the sector will be a top priority for a new cybersecurity effort, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday. Shell Brazil invests in solution for inspecting FPSO tanks https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/31/shell-brazil-invests-in-solution-for-inspecting-fpso-tanks Aberdeen-based inspection technology and service provider for the oil and gas industry, Innospection, Shell Brazil and SENAI CIMATEC technology institute in Salvador, Brazil, have recently signed a partnership agreement to develop a robot-based technology for in-service inspection of cargo oil tanks of FPSOs. Fairfield Geotechnologies wins two processing contracts in core areas https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/31/fairfield-geotechnologies-wins-two-processing-contracts-in-core-areas Fairfield Geotechnologies proudly announces that it has been awarded two significant processing projects in core areas.