WorldOil Equinor taps Aucotec for Johan Sverdrup digital transformation "Equinor expects a significant simplification and thus an acceleration of maintenance work. Changes and collaboration with many subcontractors, whether in the design area or in operation, are much easier to implement and are more consistent with this unique master engineering database," said Uwe Vogt, executive officer at Aucotec. Schlumberger, Chevron and Microsoft announce collaboration to accelerate digital transformation As part of the collaboration, the three companies will work together to build Azure-native applications in the DELFI cognitive EandP environment initially for Chevron, which will enable companies to process, visualize, interpret and ultimately obtain meaningful insights from multiple data sources. Schlumberger selects Microsoft as preferred cloud provider, deploys solutions in DELFI environment Deployment of the Petrotechnical Suite in the DELFI environment on Microsoft Azure, and DrillPlan on Azure Stack, mark significant progress in extending cloud solutions to the EandP market. Schlumberger, IHS Markit bring analytics-ready data to GAIA platform The collaboration will bring together data, technology and expertise from two of the industry’s leading sources of EandP information and make it available through the GAIA digital subsurface platform. BHGE, launch AI-based production downtime warning tool Using historical and real-time data from entire systems, the BHC3 Reliability machine learning models identify anomalous conditions that lead to equipment failure and process upsets. Application alerts enable proactive action by operators to reduce downtime and lost revenue. AVEVA builds on continued success to deliver end-to-end digital transformation Eighteen months on from completing its combination with Schneider Electric’s industrial software business, AVEVA is positioned as the first company in the engineering and industrial software market to comprehensively address the end-to-end digital transformation imperatives with an integrated portfolio of solutions that deliver efficiency, unlock value and empower people across the lifecycle of capital assets and operational value chains. Ensign taps GoExpedi to innovate drilling supply chain GoExpedi has collaborated with Ensign, a leading global drilling company, to provide Ensign’s fleet of drilling rigs with an innovative new technology tool that will significantly enhance its supply chain capability to support their 24/7 drilling operations. Consortium of oil and gas operators awards blockchain pilot contract “Blockchain is a promising instrument for industry collaboration in oil and gas benefiting all connected parties. This pilot with Data Gumbo is a significant step towards our goal of proving non-manned volume validations can trigger automated payments to vendors,” said Rebecca Hofmann, chairman of the OOC Oil and Gas Blockchain Consortium. BP deploys continuous methane measurement for new major oil and gas projects BP announced that it will deploy continuous measurement of methane emissions in its future BP-operated oil and gas processing projects as part of its program to detect, measure and reduce methane emissions. BP spearheads offshore data harvesting in the North Sea BP’s first foray into unmanned over-the-horizon operations, using Sonardyne technology and an unmanned surface vessel (USV), is helping it gather strategic data. It’s also a key step towards a more marine autonomous systems-led future.