WorldOil Inmarsat launches connectivity services in Saudi Arabia across land, sea and air Inmarsat announced that it will bring its maritime, aviation and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements. Cyberattack targets oil infrastructure, shuttering facility for two days A recent ransomware attack caused a U.S. natural gas compressor facility to shut for two days, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country’s energy infrastructure over the past few years. IntelliView introduces automated methane leak detection system The fixed-format optical gas imaging (OGI) camera is first to integrate the GF77a Gas Find IR, FLIR System’s first uncooled infrared sensor spectrally filtered to visualize methane, sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide in any lighting condition. Siemens wins modernization contract for Middle East jackup Siemens was awarded a contract by Arabian Drilling Company to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jackup drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East. Accenture says cybersecurity is upstream’s top digital focus, but scaling is a challenge Cybersecurity is a top focus of upstream's digital investments, yet companies are struggling to scale digital technologies and unlock additional value, according to a report from Accenture. Adjustable smart-bit increases durability and ROP during drilling operations As wellbores and drilling operations have become more complex, drill bit development must keep pace to meet increasingly difficult performance requirements. Shell, Subsea 7 ink five-year digital transformation program The agreement will help fast-track innovation and streamline the adoption of applied technologies in areas such as marine robotics, advanced sensing, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems to address the industry’s challenges to improve safety, cost-efficiency and sustainability. Wärtsilä, DNV GL to collaborate in accelerating marine sector’s digital transformation The project will examine the application of digital technologies in areas such as autonomous ships, advanced remote services, new bridge technologies, and data sharing. Shell: Customers will drive energy transition Technology can empower end-users to determine their carbon emissions and influence the pace of climate change, says the oil and gas major. Defining the oilfield service sector’s role in meeting CO₂ goals As operators worldwide set ambitious net-zero-emissions goals, oilfield service companies have an opportunity to both play a key role in meeting these targets, and take a leadership position in shaping the path of the coming energy transition.