WorldOil Daily Brief podcast: Bringing offshore connectivity and HSE advances to onshore operations Thanks to new developments in satellite connectivity, advances that were once only technically and financially feasible for offshore installations are now available for land operations as well. Weatherford production optimization platform delivers multimillion-dollar savings Weatherford International announced its ForeSite Production-Optimization Platform demonstrated $18 million in annual savings for a Fortune 500 producer by delivering measurable improvements in efficiency, uptime and production. New WolfePak Software Pumper app automates production and well data WolfePak Software is offering its new Pumper and supporting Production Module for free for six months, with no obligation to purchase at any time. Daily Brief podcast: Automation's role in business continuity during the pandemic The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is affecting how oil and gas companies do business day-to-day, from dealing with social distancing challenges to maintaining efficient operations in the face of whipsawing commodity prices. Acoustic Data debuts remote downhole monitoring deployment solution in response to COVID-19 Acoustic Data has developed a remote deployment model for its SonicGauge Wireless Monitoring System to overcome travel restrictions relating to COVID-19. The solution enables operators to self-install their real-time wireless downhole monitoring system without requiring specialist engineers onsite. Wild Well Control offers IADC WellSharp Live as distance learning training WellSharp Live has been developed as a temporary solution to support ongoing training and learning in the oil and gas industry during the COVID-19 crisis. The option allows for instructor-led delivery, an interactive learning environment, and real-time quality monitoring throughout the course. Research shows digital twins, smart asset management drive cost savings A digital twinning and smart data asset management tool from Bureau Veritas can save between 9% and 15% on total decommissioning project costs, research has revealed. Unique application of digital technologies improves operational efficiency Augmented and virtual reality systems reduce rig time usage and mitigate uncertainties, while improving accuracy of rig surveys for offshore solids control and fluid management installations. Digital Transformation Why you can’t afford not to use blockchain in commodity transportation Fugro, SEA-KIT join to advance uncrewed surface vessels Fugro and SEA-KIT International will accelerate the development and use of uncrewed vessels, remotely operated from Fugro’s ROCs, to improve safety, efficiency, and reduce the environmental impact on marine activities.