WorldOil Wood launches new phase of subsea integrity management industry network Wood has further extended the SURF IM Network, which aims to share experience and lessons learned from subsea integrity and reliability issues and is supported by 10 major global operators: BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Hess, Husky, Petronas, Shell, Suncor, Total and Woodside. Trelleborg launches custom elastomer-to-metal wellhead sealing solution Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced the launch of a new metal end cap seal specifically engineered for HPHT wellhead tubing and casing hanger sealing environments, which combines the pressure and extrusion resistance of a metal-to-metal bonded component with the flexibility of an elastomer. Precise prediction of hydrocarbon burn efficiency is now possible From the early days of dynamite to advanced well control systems, significant advances have been made in fire suppression and blow out prevention in the oil and gas industry. Fugro's new bathymetric lidar system improves nearshore, coastal mapping capabilities Fugro is introducing a new bathymetric lidar system that delivers industry-leading depth penetration and point densities for nearshore and coastal mapping. Fourth-generation drill pipe connection enhances land drilling, reduces pipe maintenance A two-year RandD drilling program addresses a new onshore paradigm, enhances performance and improves economics. Energy Web Atlas launches World Pipeline dataset Gulf Energy Information, a leading provider of market intelligence and technical information for the international energy industry, announced Tuesday the introduction of the World Pipeline layer to the Energy Web Atlas (EWA). Hexion announces new proppant flowback control additive Hexion has launched PropShield, a new proppant flowback control additive optimized for shale plays. Downhole tools and technologies driving performance improvements in the Permian The Permian Basin continues to be a hotbed of drilling activity, bolstering North American output to record levels. Shell Brazil invests in solution for inspecting FPSO tanks Aberdeen-based inspection technology and service provider for the oil and gas industry, Innospection, Shell Brazil and SENAI CIMATEC technology institute in Salvador, Brazil, have recently signed a partnership agreement to develop a robot-based technology for in-service inspection of cargo oil tanks of FPSOs. IWCF launches free training initiative to cut human error in oil and gas incidents A new training initiative to help prevent oil and gas incidents by focusing on human behaviors has been launched free to industry by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF).