http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil ExxonMobil joins COVID-19 fight, helping develop multi-use PPE for clinical settings https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/4/2/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 https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/features/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/7/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/22/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/20/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/6/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/4/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/11/4/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/10/16/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. https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/10/10/siemens-and-materials-solutions-open-new-innovation-center-in-us 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.