WorldOil Halliburton launches innovation lab to accelerate clean energy development Halliburton Company announced the creation of Halliburton Labs – a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and industrial labs come together to advance cleaner, affordable energy. DORIS Group, AVEVA and Schneider Electric create digital twin alliance for upstream oil and gas The three companies will combine offerings to bring engineering capabilities, an asset lifecycle software solution and digital specialization in order to create a fully formed digital twin to serve as a backbone for improving performance for the upstream sector. Halliburton, Microsoft and Accenture form agreement to advance digital capabilities “The strategic agreement with Microsoft and Accenture is an important step in our adoption of new technology and applications to enhance our digital capabilities, drive additional business agility and reduce capital expenditures,” said Jeff Miller, Halliburton chairman, president and CEO. Petrofac successfully implements SkillsVX software for Valaris Petrofac has successfully implemented its SkillsVX learning and competency software for offshore drilling services provider, Valaris, supporting its 7,000 employees globally to manage their learning and competency needs. Ocean Infinity completes AUV-based seismic acquisition offshore Guyana The project involved acquiring high-resolution geophysical and geotechnical data through the simultaneous deployment of multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), in water depths of between 70m and 2150m over an area of approximately 3,100 square km. OSIsoft and Tendeka announce partnership to streamline data flow for oil and gas reservoir monitoring “Oil and gas producers are being bombarded with an ever-increasing volume of digital data from fibre optic systems to IoT sensors and devices,” said Andy Nelson, senior software engineer with Tendeka. “In the downhole environment, edge decision-making is affording the producers the ability to start optimizing their assets in a real-time manner.” TGT launches industry first in well integrity diagnostics TGT announced the launch of Pulse1, the industry’s first slimhole tube integrity technology that delivers actual wall thickness measurements in eight sectors with ‘all around’ sensing of tube wall condition. Canadian offshore slowdown impacts RandD investment dollars With the offshore energy industry now in crisis mode, and no sign of help from Ottawa, companies are putting many of their projects on hold indefinitely. Eni taps Weatherford for four-year downhole safety valve program Weatherford International has been awarded an exclusive four-year contract with Eni S.p.A. to provide a minimum of 30 Non-Umbilical Downhole Deployment Valves (NU-DDV) that will be deployed in Eni's critical wells, improving their operational safety and reservoir performance. Acoustic Data wins $4.5MM contract for wireless downhole data acquisition Acoustic Data has been awarded a $4.5mm three-year contract by a supermajor to deploy its SonicGauge Wireless Monitoring System in onshore gas fields in Asia.