WorldOil Canadian offshore slowdown impacts RandD investment dollars With the offshore energy industry now in crisis mode, and no sign of help from Ottawa, companies are putting many of their projects on hold indefinitely. DeepStar awards magnetic ESP project to Upwing and Mitsubishi The proof-of-concept phase, targeting deepwater offshore and subsea oil well applications, is sponsored and funded by the Nippon Foundation - DeepStar Joint Ocean Innovation program and supported by project champions Chevron, Shell, Petrobras and Equinor. Vallourec’s VAM® SPRINT-SF connection: designed to make your life easy! As a world leader in premium tubular solutions serving the oil and gas, power generation, and industry applications, Vallourec continues to build new customer experiences through innovative solutions. The new VAM® SPRINT Series is a great example of the Vallourec culture that listens to our customers’ needs and reacts quickly to provide a solution in an ever-changing market environment. ExxonMobil joins COVID-19 fight, helping develop multi-use PPE for clinical settings ExxonMobil is applying its deep knowledge and experience with polymer-based technologies, in partnership with the Global Center for Medical Innovation, to facilitate development and expedite third-party production of innovative safety equipment that can be sterilized and worn multiple times. Overcoming small organic barriers could reap larger oil recoveries in shale reservoirs Researchers at Texas AandM University have found that the presence of a fossilized organic substance called kerogen plays a vital role in how easily carbon dioxide can travel through shale reservoirs. 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.