Digital Transformation ///

Weatherford, Safe Influx sign MOU for automated well control technology

Under the MoU, the companies will cooperate globally to focus on revolutionizing well integrity during the construction phase by bringing to market the first ever integration of Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) solutions and Automated Well Control technology.

Stress Engineering Services, Inc. launches new Digital Solutions Group

By utilizing SES’s significant resources in physics-based engineering and subject matter expertise, unique sensor and software technologies will be developed and integrated with existing client Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems to enable intelligent decision-making.

Ecopetrol implements Tenaris Rig Direct digital integration portal

Tenaris has become the first Ecopetrol supplier to implement a full digital integration project, merging the information systems of both companies to enhance supply operations and improve efficiency.

Acoustic Data lands North Africa downhole monitoring project

Acoustic Data’s SonicGauge technology will deliver real-time surface-read-out of downhole pressure and temperature on post-frac well tests via acoustic telemetry at the project.

Redefining intelligent completions

Paul Day, Weatherford

The future lies in integrating the drilling, completion and production phases. This life-of-well approach will deliver the next-generation well intelligence needed to reduce the cost of asset ownership, while maximizing profitability.

Maersk Training launches training management app to assist businesses post pandemic

Maersk Training has announced the launch of its upgraded Training Management Solution (TMS) with the aim to improve the training management for companies dealing with fewer headcount and remote working, amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Identifying economically viable wells for a recovering Brent crude price

Catriona Penman, Lloyd's Register

As E&P operators recover from Covid-19, digital transformation has brought new levels of well analysis not possible before. The latest in subsurface data visualization brings disparate data sets together—from oil price to well characteristics—to give operators ultimate confidence in their recovery plans.

Tracerco Insights Platform optimizes field development and reduces CAPEX

Building on more than 40 years of experience in providing reliable reservoir flow data, the Tracerco Insights Platform delivers information in a fast, secure and convenient way, allowing operators to adapt field development strategies, quickly and with confidence.

Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat announce major hybrid cloud collaboration for the energy industry

The joint initiative will provide global access to Schlumberger’s leading E&P cloud-based environment and cognitive applications by leveraging IBM’s hybrid cloud technology, built on the Red Hat OpenShift container platform.

Geoteric launches Collaborative AI and Geoteric Stratum seismic interpretation products

Collaborative AI enhances traditional interpretation, and efficiently extracts faults from seismic data at the click of a button – no requirement for network training. By moving from line by line manual analysis to Collaborative AI, the interpretation is augmented with artificial intelligence, which enables faster and more accurate results.

New report sets baseline to push greater progress in digitalization

Findings from the first survey of digitalization in the oil and gas industry reveal there’s a strong appetite to ensure technology is matured to improve the sector’s connectivity, efficiency and sustainability but highlight the need to promote collaborative working if these transformational changes are to become a reality.

Equinor performs world’s first offshore logistics operation via drone

“Development is rapid, and we see a huge potential within drone technology that could transform the way we operate, both under and above the sea surface. Equinor aims to lead the way in utilizing new technology on the Norwegian continental shelf,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s executive vice president for Development and Production Norway.

Kongsberg and ABB announce digitalization collaboration on edge data collection

Kongsberg Digital and ABB Turbocharging have signed a cooperation agreement on edge data collection and ship engine performance analysis. The companies will work towards a common data infrastructure and accelerate the development of value-added digital applications and services.

Aveva expands cloud-based collaboration and decision-making capabilities

AVEVA unveiled ‘Cloud-First’, a key component of its long-term software portfolio strategy to focus on providing core services in the cloud to ensure high uptime and availability, user management and the flexibility to try new solutions.

Accenture helps Equinor improve business operations and increase agility with the cloud

This transformational project supports Equinor’s business objectives to optimize IT costs and increase cost transparency by shifting to an agile, high availability and scalable platform for SAP systems.

Neptune Energy and Eserv partner for digitization of Cygnus platform

Neptune Energy announced a new partnership with 3D technology specialist, Eserv, as part of the ongoing digitalization of Neptune’s assets including its operated Cygnus gas platform in the UK southern North Sea.

Weatherford, INT expand collaboration to create 2D, 3D real-time well visualization

Weatherford International announced a strengthened collaboration with upstream data visualization provider INT to provide next-level, real-time well visualization in both 2D and 3D.

NETL uses machine learning to prevent and predict oil spills

Jared Ciferno, Kelly Rose, NETL

NETL’s ORM suite comprises tools that can be used individually, or coupled together, to provide a full scope of data to evaluate, explore and ultimately prevent different spill scenarios.

Halliburton, Honeywell develop open-architecture oil and gas software

The collaboration will leverage Halliburton Landmark’s DecisionSpace 365 E&P cloud applications and Honeywell Forge, a powerful industrial analytics software solution, to deliver unparalleled insights about oil and gas assets.

Halliburton introduces Cerebro Force drill bit sensors

Halliburton introduced Cerebro Force in-bit sensors, a first-of-its-kind technology that captures weight, torque and bending measurements directly from the bit to improve understanding of downhole environments, optimize bit design and increase drilling efficiency.