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Weatherford automated connection integrity system reaches deployment milestone

Weatherford’s Vero automated connection integrity system, which applies artificial intelligence to validate well integrity and minimize safety risks, has completed 15,000 tubular connections in 50 operations worldwide since its market debut.

UK introduces first training standards for industrial drone operators

The ECITB-approved Industrial Drone Operations Training Course was developed to ensure that the next generation of drone operators attain and develop the skills and knowledge they need to operate safely in heavy industrial environments that have specific operational hazards and constraints.

OPEX secures CNOOC North Sea predictive analytics contract

Predictive analysis services provider OPEX Group has secured a new multi-million-pound contract with CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, for digital services across the company’s UKCS assets.

Saipem taps DNV GL for digital twin system

Saipem, the energy and infrastructure solution provider, is implementing DNV GL’s hull planned maintenance system, ShipManager Hull, on five vessels of the Saipem fleet.

Speedcast to provide fully-managed communications onboard Seadrill’s West Bollsta newbuild

Speedcast announced that the company has been awarded a new multi-year communications and IT solutions contract on the West Bollsta semi-submersible rig, a newbuild operated by Seadrill off the coast of Norway.

RigNet signs long-term contract extension with Valaris

Under the agreement, RigNet will continue to provide Managed Communication Services including VSAT technology and RigNet’s Gulf of Mexico 5GE network and the fleet-wide rollout of RigNet’s global multi-band LTE service.

Achilles launches 6,000 member oil and gas supplier network for Europe

Achilles Information, a supply chain risk and performance management provider, has launched the most comprehensive supplier network available for the oil & gas industry: Oil and Gas Europe.

Saipem Sonsub begins final tests on industry’s first underwater intervention drone

Saipem Sonsub has launched its Hydrone-R underwater intervention drone to start endurance and qualification tests prior to its commercialization by year’s end.

Diamond Offshore introduces big data analytics to BOP monitoring and testing

Diamond Offshore Drilling announced the launch of its Stack-View service, applying 24/7 real-time monitoring, data visualization, and advanced analytics to identify trends and detect anomalies in BOP performance across its rig fleet.

Transocean taps RigNet for rig analytics, data acquisition support across its fleet

RigNet has signed two multi-year agreements with Transocean to provide rig analytic applications through Intelie Live, the company’s real-time analytics platform, to help improve operational integrity and efficiency.

WFS Technologies names new Chief Technology Officer

WFS Technologies, global provider of wireless subsea internet of things technology, has appointed Jim Darroch as Chief Technology Officer to drive its product portfolio and software development roadmap.

HYTORC, Cumulus Digital Systems bring real-time QA to industrial bolting

HYTORC has entered into a partnership with Cumulus Digital Systems, whose “Internet of Tools” platform collects data from digitally enabled tools to provide real-time quality assurance and progress tracking.

Emerson applies cybersecurity expertise, 900-strong team to industrial infrastructure defense

Emerson opens its newest cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers confidently adopt digital transformation strategies, while protecting the integrity of their plant operations, networks, systems and data.

TGS, EnergyIQ launch new geoscience database toolset

TGS and EnergyIQ announced the EIQ TGS Data Loader, providing advanced analysis and decision-making support by enabling clients to automatically blend industry leading data with proprietary customer data in an enterprise well master data management platform.

Reveal Energy Services improves completion performance with cloud-based evaluation engine

DSCVRi improves completion performance with region-, well-, stage-level data.

ExxonMobil commits to joint development of open automation processes

The goal of this collaboration is the creation of a standards-based, open, interoperable, and secure automation architecture that addresses both the technical and commercial challenges of current systems.

WoodMac, P2 Energy Solutions join forces to deliver data-driven insight to US energy sector

Wood Mackenzie, the global natural resources research consultancy, announced its partnership with P2 Energy Solutions to better analyse current and future well spacing.

Emerson completes acquisition of Zedi's software, automation businesses

Emerson has announced it has completed the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses.

Teledyne CARIS releases new data model, bringing new versatility to chart production

Teledyne CARIS, a Teledyne Technologies company, has announced the release of its Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) 4.0. This new version of HPD is designed to support Hydrographic Offices around the world as they embrace the new S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model and explore its many possibilities.

Emerson completes acquisition of Zedi’s software, automation businesses

Emerson has announced it has completed the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses.