WorldOil Wärtsilä lands energy storage project at Hickory Park Solar in the U.S. The Wärtsilä system will enable a subsidiary of RWE Renewables, Hickory Park Solar, LLC, to sell nearly 200 MW of generation from the solar PV panels to Georgia Power Company. Weatherford’s CEO sees energy transition, digital transformation as top OFS priorities going forward Having taken over the top spot at Weatherford last October, President and CEO Girish Saligram is positioning the firm for post-Covid-19 excellence. Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham spoke with Mr. Saligram about his priorities for the future. Efficiency of coiled tubing well interventions increased by hybrid electro-optical technology A noise-immune hybrid electro-optical technology enables reliable real-time downhole data transmission and continuous electrical power delivery for coiled tubing operations. The result is improved efficiency in conventional CT applications and in an expanding array of interventions. The next generation of land drilling: Hybrid-powered rig combined with energy storage Supporting drilling contractors and operators’ ESG goals and objectives for a carbon-neutral future, Caterpillar has created targeted solutions. Among these is the Cat Energy Storage Solution, a hybrid energy technology integrated with natural gas gensets for land drilling applications. Digital twin technology offers a unified vision for the future of the industry Next-generation oil and gas projects will benefit from the improved collaboration and shared goals made possible by increased digitalization and high-quality visualization tools. Capturing real-time data during drilling and tripping operations improves efficiency and well placement A wired drill pipe system enables real-time data transmission and sends constant information to decision-makers during drilling and tripping. North Sea case studies demonstrate how combining multiple downhole tool technologies has improved drilling efficiency and prevented various issues. Digital transformation for oil and gas investors Informed investment decisions require access to the complete knowledge potential existing within digital data available in today’s oil and gas fields. Emerging applications provide investors with access to machine learning, AI analytics, and smart monitoring technologies necessary to mine these data. AVEVA and OSIsoft combine to drive increased digital performance for industrial organizations The combined portfolio brings OSIsoft’s world-class data management together with AVEVA’s leading industrial software to unlock Performance Intelligence. Ecopetrol taps Aspen Technology to accelerate its digital transformation goals Ecopetrol has selected Aspen GDOT dynamic optimization software as part of its digitalization initiative to improve refining margins at its two refineries in Cartagena and Barrancabermeja, and upgrading to Aspen DMC3 advanced process control software in Barrancabermeja refinery. ROI is the secret sauce for sustainable digital transformation For digital transformation to be beneficial and long-lasting, it has to complement business goals. It is important to keep expectations realistic with respect to the current level of digital maturity.