Digital Transformation ///

Total to bring together developers, data scientists at Digital Factory

Total announced plans to open a Digital Factory in Paris in early 2020 that will bring together up to 300 developers, data scientists and other experts to accelerate the group’s digital transformation.

Safe Influx successfully field trials automated well control technology

The system was interfaced with a traditional land rig and performed automated well control, i.e. influx detection, spacing out, stopping of the mud pumps, stopping of the top drive and then shutting-in of the blowout preventer.

Cyberhawk expands with acquisition of Arum’s software development team

The additional developer workforce follows iHawk’s roadmap to increase productivity, expand direct client support and target new growth verticals relevant to asset and data visualization.

Kongsberg Digital to digitalize Shell’s Nyhamna gas facility in Norway

Kongsberg Digital signed an agreement to digitalize the Nyhamna facility, a gas processing and export hub for Ormen Lange and other fields connected to the Polarled pipeline.

MAN Energy Solutions and KONGSBERG sign MoU for collaboration on common data infrastructure for maritime sector

Under the MoU, MAN Energy Solutions is set to investigate the possibility of using Kongsberg Digital’s data-infrastructure solution, Vessel Insight, to securely collect and transmit data using MAN Energy Solution’s digital platform, MAN CEON.

LAGCOE keynote speaker issues rallying call, to earn social license to operate

Kimberly McHugh, vice president of drilling & completions at Chevron, kicked off LAGCOE 2019 Wednesday morning in New Orleans with a reminder that, while the rumors of the demise of the oil industry are greatly exaggerated, companies must adapt to continue to meet the world’s evolving energy needs.

Weatherford hosts Production 4.0 forum at its Enterprise Software Conference

Energy leaders from Amazon and Microsoft will join Production 4.0-driven oilfield operators, including Apache Corporation and Targa Resources, and management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, to discuss the role of digitalization in the near and long-term future of oil and gas production.

Subsea 7 acquires 4Subsea

4Subsea will support Subsea 7 in delivering advanced digital solutions to customers within Life of Field and Field Development contracts and be a key contributor to the ongoing digital transformation of Subsea 7 business delivery.

Universal mCloud launches new 3D digital twin capabilities with first customer engagements

This solution enables mCloud to take advantage of high-precision 3D laser scanners to create digital replicas of facilities along with a suite of capabilities designed to use these 3D models to streamline field work, minimize facility downtime, and eliminate unnecessary field visits.

Rockwell Automation, Schlumberger form industry’s first integrated automation solutions provider

The joint venture leverages Schlumberger’s deep oil and gas domain knowledge and Rockwell Automation’s rich automation and information expertise to address this fast-growing market.

Equinor chooses Saipem for industry-first autonomous subsea drone project

“It is very exciting to be a pioneer for this type of technology offshore. Enabling personnel to plan and perform operations from shore rather than being flown offshore, this pathbreaking technology will also reduce costs,“ says Olav A. Godø, operations manager, Njord.

PTTEP taps Halliburton for well design digital transformation program

PTTEP selected Halliburton Landmark for joint development of new well design workflow to automate drilling and completion engineering processes across the well lifecycle.

Oil & gas sector connectivity demand grows as new services and technology enable operational efficiencies

Growth reflects operators' search for increasingly sophisticated hybrid connectivity and IT solutions for onshore and offshore operations to drive the digital transformation of oil rigs, drilling and offshore supply vessels, production platforms and FPSO vessels.

TECH TALK: Digitalization, optional or necessary?

There is an ongoing debate about the speed in which the oil and gas industry has adopted technological innovations. Has it been a slow or a timely adoption?

Schlumberger and TIBCO collaborate to provide advanced analytics in the DELFI environment

Schlumberger and TIBCO will leverage both organizations’ ongoing investments in digital innovation by working together on the joint development of descriptive and advanced analytics to deliver powerful new insights into an ever-expanding volume of E&P data.

TechnipFMC, DNV GL partner to benchmark digital twin methodologies

The methodology aims to bring a level playing field to the sector’s varying technical definitions of, and expectations towards digital twins. It will set a benchmark for oil and gas operators, supply chain partners and regulators to establish trust in digital twin-generated data for performance and safety decision-making in projects and operations.

Schlumberger highlights “The Future is Open” at SIS Global Forum

Schlumberger announced today its biennial event, the SIS Global Forum 2019, has surpassed expectations, laying firm foundations for a new era of openness and widespread collaboration in the oil and gas industry.

Schlumberger introduces intelligent wireline formation testing platform

Schlumberger introduced the Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform, leveraging a new architecture and metrology for enhanced performance, enabling dynamic reservoir characterization in all conditions, including where previously impossible.

Emerson accelerates digital transformation with cloud-hosted software on Microsoft Azure

Emerson now delivers seismic processing and imaging, data interpretation, subsurface modeling, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering, production optimization, and other services with faster, more powerful computing power to connect critical subsurface intelligence with surface operations.

Equinor taps Aucotec for Johan Sverdrup digital transformation

"Equinor expects a significant simplification and thus an acceleration of maintenance work. Changes and collaboration with many subcontractors, whether in the design area or in operation, are much easier to implement and are more consistent with this unique master engineering database," said Uwe Vogt, executive officer at Aucotec.