WorldOil BJ Services commences field trials for natural gas fueled fracturing technology BJ Services has reached a key milestone with the advancement of field trials for its next-generation fracturing pump platform, the TITAN—the backbone of the Company’s next-generation fleet. Plexus wellhead sealing system aces API 6A PR2F testing standards The tests, verified by Lloyds Register, exceed conventional API 6A temperature class ranges of ‘K’ (-75 to +180°F) and ‘X’ (0 to 350°F), and Plexus engineers believe no other wellhead sealing system can perform under the same conditions in a single test run. ABB proves long-distance subsea power system for deep, remote ocean environments Offshore energy companies will be able to access a reliable supply of up to 100 megawatts of power, over distances up to 600 kilometers and down to 3,000 meters water depth. Wood launches technical consulting solutions unit Wood announced the creation of a new Technical Consulting Solutions (TCS) business unit, combining its diverse, multi-sector and technology-enabled specialist advisory and consulting capabilities into one global business. Chevron Technology Ventures backs Calgary-based pipeline inspection innovator Ingu Solutions, a Calgary-based technology company whose Pipers technology is dedicated to the pipeline inspection industry, announced it raised growth capital from Energy Innovation Capital and Chevron Technology Ventures. Halliburton becomes anchor member of Singapore’s ARTC tech-sharing platform Halliburton has signed a strategic agreement with Singapore’s Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Center (ARTC) to become an anchor member, enabling collaboration across industries with research and development projects that will advance next-generation technologies. INSITE program launches major industry-science collaboration The INSITE program has launched a major collaboration between offshore industries and researchers, designed to give marine scientists access to valuable industry-acquired ecological data. Siemens and Materials Solutions open new Innovation Center in U.S. The center is the only one of its kind in the U.S. to offer a unique pairing of design with manufacturing, implementing robotics, rapid prototyping, scanning, digital tools and on-site metal additive manufacturing. Dover Precision Components breaks ground on Houston innovation lab The new Innovation Lab will centralize test rigs for hydrodynamic fluid film bearings and reciprocating compressor components previously housed in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Knoxville, Tennessee. 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.