WorldOil Clariant opens dedicated oil and gas rapid-testing lab in Houston Clariant has opened its next High Throughput Experimentation (HTE) Laboratory in Houston, Texas, where the new facility will be the first of its kind supporting the oil and gas industry. This lab is part of a global Clariant initiative to expand HTE capabilities to North America, the Asia Pacific region, Latin America, Africa and the North Sea. Total, IFPEN team up to accelerate carbon reduction RandD IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total announce that they signed a strategic RandD partnership yesterday, that includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School, on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and technologies to curb CO2 emissions. BHGE, announce JV to deliver AI solutions across the oil and gas industry Baker Hughes, a GE company and today announced a joint venture agreement that brings together BHGE’s fullstream oil and gas expertise with’s unique AI software suite to deliver digital transformation technologies that will drive new levels of productivity for the oil and gas industry. Scientists dissolve crude oil in water to study its composition Researchers from MIPT, Skoltech, the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Lomonosov Moscow State University have offered a new approach to oil composition analysis. CGG to collaborate with Microsoft to deliver cloud-based geoscience data, technologies CGG, a leading geoscience company, is pleased to announce collaboration with Microsoft to deliver its geoscience products, data and services on Microsoft Azure and accelerate Exploration and Development workflows for its oil and gas company clients. ION completes development of next-generation ocean bottom technology ION Geophysical Corporation has announced the completion of all 4Sea system components designed to revolutionize the safety, efficiency, quality and turnaround time of seabed data acquisition and imaging. Digital skills gap is holding back the energy sector, DNV GL report finds A lack of digital skills and internal barriers related to company culture and mindset are the biggest roadblocks hindering digital progress in the energy sector, with 71% of organizations in the industry needing employees with combined domain and digital experience and 18% claiming to not have a single employee with this combined skillset. OSRL enhances its service capability to SWIS subscribers with Maritech’s Sea/response software platform Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), on behalf its Subsea Well Intervention Services (SWIS) members (which include BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Equinor, Petrobras, Shell, and Total) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a license with Maritech Services Ltd (Maritech) for the provision of an offshore emergency response software tool: Sea/response. DeepStar Selects Upwing Energy-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries partnership for conceptual engineering study of new electric submersible pump (ESP) topology Together, Upwing Energy, an artificial lift technology company, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), one of the world’s leading industrial firms, have been selected by DeepStar, a global offshore research and development consortium, to perform a feasibility and conceptual study of Upwing’s Magnetic Drive System (MDS) for Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs). TechX Ventures accelerates low-carbon technology solutions for oil and gas The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and Deep Science Ventures (DSV) have selected two pioneering start-up companies to join industry-leading technology accelerator program, TechX Pioneers.