Digital Transformation ///

Digital Transformation

Andrew Bruce, Data Gumbo

Why you can’t afford not to use blockchain in commodity transportation

Fugro, SEA-KIT join to advance uncrewed surface vessels

Fugro and SEA-KIT International will accelerate the development and use of uncrewed vessels, remotely operated from Fugro’s ROCs, to improve safety, efficiency, and reduce the environmental impact on marine activities.

Wärtsilä creates testbed for smart marine solutions

The test laboratory project is the first of its kind in the world, and its unique approach will identify and open the prospects and possibilities for remote vessel pilotage.

Aker BP and Framo sign “smart” offshore maintenance contract

Aker BP and Framo have entered a long-term maintenance contract for seawater lift pumps where compensation is directly linked to facility uptime.

Equinor, Shell team up on digital transformation projects

Equinor and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on digital collaboration to develop solutions and methods together through the exchange of expertise within areas like data science, artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

Emerson, QRI team up on AI-based E&P analytics

Together, the two E&P software industry leaders will help oil and gas customers embrace digital transformation technologies and harness vast amounts of data to optimize their reservoir management strategies.

Weatherford debuts Centro well delivery data platform

By seamlessly integrating every element of an operator's well data, team members from any global location can access, share, and store all vital project information at any time.

Inmarsat launches connectivity services in Saudi Arabia across land, sea and air

Inmarsat announced that it will bring its maritime, aviation and enterprise connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia through new partner agreements.

Cyberattack targets oil infrastructure, shuttering facility for two days

A recent ransomware attack caused a U.S. natural gas compressor facility to shut for two days, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country’s energy infrastructure over the past few years.

IntelliView introduces automated methane leak detection system

The fixed-format optical gas imaging (OGI) camera is first to integrate the GF77a Gas Find IR, FLIR System’s first uncooled infrared sensor spectrally filtered to visualize methane, sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide in any lighting condition.

Siemens wins modernization contract for Middle East jackup

Siemens was awarded a contract by Arabian Drilling Company to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jackup drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East.

Accenture says cybersecurity is upstream’s top digital focus, but scaling is a challenge

Cybersecurity is a top focus of upstream's digital investments, yet companies are struggling to scale digital technologies and unlock additional value, according to a report from Accenture.

Adjustable smart-bit increases durability and ROP during drilling operations

Brad Ivie, NOV

As wellbores and drilling operations have become more complex, drill bit development must keep pace to meet increasingly difficult performance requirements.

Shell, Subsea 7 ink five-year digital transformation program

The agreement will help fast-track innovation and streamline the adoption of applied technologies in areas such as marine robotics, advanced sensing, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems to address the industry’s challenges to improve safety, cost-efficiency and sustainability.

Wärtsilä, DNV GL to collaborate in accelerating marine sector’s digital transformation

The project will examine the application of digital technologies in areas such as autonomous ships, advanced remote services, new bridge technologies, and data sharing.

Shell: Customers will drive energy transition

Technology can empower end-users to determine their carbon emissions and influence the pace of climate change, says the oil and gas major.

Defining the oilfield service sector’s role in meeting CO₂ goals

As operators worldwide set ambitious net-zero-emissions goals, oilfield service companies have an opportunity to both play a key role in meeting these targets, and take a leadership position in shaping the path of the coming energy transition.

Q&A with Jason Roe, CEO Avitas, a Baker Hughes venture

In this interview, Jason sheds a little light on Avitas, how it operates as the first venture for Baker Hughes and as a technology accelerator.

Pass the remote: bringing Equinor’s offshore roles in to land

Automation and a timely tender have enabled the redistribution of tasks carried out offshore and onshore on Equinor’s Askepott rig, paving the way for decreased costs of oil production, improved working conditions for employees and the icing on the frosty cake — savings in CO₂ emissions.

Additive manufacturing: the beautiful disruptor

Parts and processes that once took months or years now take days or weeks, they can be customized without additional costs and there are previously unimaginable innovations. That’s just a hint of how additive is transforming industries.