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Halliburton automates hydraulic fracturing with first-of-its-kind service

Halliburton Company today unveiled Prodigi AB Service, a first-of-its-kind offering that introduces automation to hydraulic fracturing. By automating the breakdown process of a fracturing treatment, Prodigi AB Service helps deliver better well performance.

Rice University engineers find nanoscale solution to produced water problem

Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99% of the emulsified oil that remains after other processing is done.

Norwegian companies join forces for expansion of AI initiative

Norway has a huge potential to be a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI), but it needs resources and collaboration in order not to lag behind. To strengthen national efforts on artificial intelligence, Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF are inviting Norwegian businesses to partner on the new Norwegian Open AI Lab.

United Oil & Gas delivers 3D seismic data on Tullow-operated license, offshore Jamaica

United Oil & Gas Plc has announced that the fast-track version of the recently acquired 3D seismic dataset over the Walton-Morant license, offshore Jamaica, has been delivered by the operator, Tullow Jamaica Ltd.

Fugro resumes acquisition of data for Norway's Mareano seabed mapping program

Fugro has been awarded a hydrographic survey contract, valued at NOK 44.7 million (approximately €4.7 million), by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey is part of the Mareano seabed mapping program, which is financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

TGS announces updates to Australian data library

TGS has announced that the purchase of the Capreolus 3D seismic survey from Polarcus has been completed.

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.

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).

Five months after energy cyber attack, U.S. pushes collaboration

With hacking attacks mounting against U.S. energy companies, guarding the sector will be a top priority for a new cybersecurity effort, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday.

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.

Fairfield Geotechnologies wins two processing contracts in core areas

Fairfield Geotechnologies proudly announces that it has been awarded two significant processing projects in core areas.

Oil edges higher as U.S. auto proposal counters bearish rig data

Oil edged higher near $69/bbl on prospects a U.S. overhaul of car efficiency rules will increase fuel consumption, countering concerns over potential gains in American supply.

TGS, PGS announce Lewis Hills 3D multi-client project offshore East Canada

TGS and PGS announce the commencement of a new 3D multi-client project in East Canada. The Lewis Hills 3D Geostreamer survey will cover approximately 3,400 km² in an active Newfoundland area of the Flemish Pass basin.

Industry leaders voice thoughts on unconventional technology trends to full house at URTeC

It didn’t take long on Monday for officials at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston to realize that attendance at the event will far exceed their expectations, with some technical session rooms swamped beyond capacity.

Unconventional resource teams are “all hands on deck” at URTeC 2018

The adoption of new technologies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and its impact on America’s growing shale sector, was a primary topic of discussion during Monday’s plenary session at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in Houston, Texas.

Carnarvon Petroleum JV evaluates Australia's Dorado-1 discovery

Carnarvon Petroleum Limited confirms that the Quadrant-Carnarvon Joint Venture has completed additional wireline evaluation since the last update, on July 18. The results have confirmed the oil discovery in the Caley Member and have confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in the top of the Baxter Member that was drilled into to enable the evaluation of the Caley Member.

TGS announces expansion of onshore seismic project in Canada

TGS announces expansion of its 2018 onshore seismic survey Dawson Phase II in Canada.

Fairfield Geotechnologies finalizes Ikon Science JV

Fairfield Geotechnologies and Ikon Science have formally signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to offer complete geoprediction services to the oil and gas industry in North America.

Equinor, Microsoft partner for cloud services delivered from new cloud data centers in Norway

Equinor and Microsoft have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. As part of the agreement, Equinor will provide industry knowledge and business needs to support Microsoft in developing new solutions for the industry. Microsoft will provide expertise to accelerate Equinor’s IT development and establish new data center regions in Stavanger and in Oslo.

Rice University engineers advance NMR models for oil and gas

New work by Rice University chemical engineers may make it easier to characterize unconventional oil or gas shale formations.