Automation & Control


Achieving successful production automation

May 01, 2024
Baker Hughes
Want to improve recovery from existing resources? Need to boost production from underperforming and mature fields? Looking to increase ROI without additional CAPEX? For many, production automation offers the answer. But in a world where many operators are still struggling through well management in Excel spreadsheets, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Successful production automation requires a balance of technology, change management, and process optimization. In this webcast, you will learn how one operator achieved double-digit production uplift and revolutionized their field operations using an automated field production solution.
March 22, 2024
Optime Subsea's ROCS eliminates the need for both the umbilical, which traditionally connects the surface to the seabed for controlling the tubing hanger in subsea well completions, and the topside hydraulic control unit. This innovation not only cuts costs but also reduces the amount of deck space required for these operations.
March 20, 2024
The agreement aims to enable the two companies to participate in major programs in the Italian and international markets in the area of surveillance and control of critical underwater infrastructure through the use of specific complementary technologies from Fincantieri and Saipem.

Making automated reservoir navigation a reality: How autonomous geosteering can unlock greater value from producing formations

February 21, 2024
Baker Hughes
February 18, 2024
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that its Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTech) business segment has been awarded a contract by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a U.S. Department of Defense organization, for the development and testing of the Freedom Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) as a potential Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) prototype for the U.S. Navy’s Program Office for Advanced Undersea Systems.
February 06, 2024
Oil States Energy Services, a global provider of remote wellsite monitoring and control solutions, announced its new ACTIVEHub system and ACTIVELatch technology. Together, these innovations fulfill operators’ needs for remotely monitoring and automating frac locations to promote a more efficient, safer wellsite.
January 30, 2024
SLB digital technologies for surface automation, autonomous on-bottom drilling, and directional drilling were combined to enable 99% of a 2.6 km section to be drilled in autonomous control mode. Over a five-well program, a 60% increase in rate of penetration was achieved, resulting in faster well delivery while reducing cost and carbon emissions.
January 22, 2024
The ROCS system, developed by Optime Subsea, transforms the installation of production tubing in subsea wells by eliminating the need for umbilicals. This results in significantly safer and faster operations while reducing the need for personnel in the red zone on the rig.

An Open Approach to Digitally Connecting the Total Asset Journey of FPSOs

February 07, 2024
SLB, Rockwell Automation, Sensia and Cognite
The FPSO coalition of SLB, Rockwell, Sensia, and Cognite has introduced an open approach for digitally connecting the total asset journey, from reservoir to topside, to continually maximize value, minimize environmental impact, and create a new level of performance for FPSOs. This integration of collaboration and digitalization will shape the future of FPSO performance. How? In this webcast, FPSO coalition experts will be providing insight into the “how”: through leveraging automation technologies for enhanced operational efficiency and harnessing digitalization to drive decision making for asset optimization, as well as understanding the key factors and considerations in vessel automation and digitalization implementation.
January 16, 2024
As part of a ten-day inspection campaign, Aker BP and DeepOcean inspected subsea trees and other subsea infrastructure at the Alvheim subsea field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
January 11, 2024
The agreement will enable customers to seamlessly integrate the companies’ drilling automation applications and rig operating systems to deliver improved well construction performance and efficiency.
January 04, 2024
AIQ’s WellInsight solution consists of four modules – AI-BHI, Geostress, 1D MEM, and Payzone – which automate and enhance the analysis and modelling of borehole data using computer vision and other technology, to support geologists and engineers in planning drilling activities.
November 2023
AI and energy: The promise ahead

Optimizing Fracturing Operations: Enhancing Production and Capital Efficiency with Active Frac Guidance

January 24, 2024
Drill2Frac, ShearFRAC, Corva
Join us for an innovative collaboration between ShearFRAC, Drill2Frac, and Corva, designed to revolutionize your completion operations through data-driven solutions. The journey to enhanced capital efficiency begins with Drill2Frac’s characterization of the lateral, providing a solid foundation for proactively developing an optimized completion strategy for the actual well drilled. During the stimulation treatment, ShearFRAC will showcase how pressure responses are continuously monitored, enabling real-time recommendations for operational adjustments. This process ensures that your operations remain responsive and adaptable, leading to improved performance. These processes are made possible through Corva's cloud-based data capture and analytics platform. This technology fusion paves the way for accelerated production recovery, minimizes fracture-driven interactions, reduces completion costs, and lessens the environmental footprint of your operations. We will equip you with the knowledge and insights necessary to harness the power of data and analytics, empowering you to enhance capital efficiency across the entire completion value chain.
November 07, 2023
Under the agreement, Halliburton and Sekal are collaborating on several technologies and services that incorporate Halliburton digitally integrated well construction solutions and the Sekal DrillTronics automation platform.
October 30, 2023
By tailoring the AICVs for each reservoir’s needs based on the fluids viscosity and density contracts, the AICV enables operators to optimize zonal production rates based on the composition of the fluids.
October 26, 2023
The RoboWell system utilizes real time data to continuously react to changing oil field dynamics, to optimize production processes, as well as ensure operation within safety parameters to minimize well instability and reduce the risk of stoppages or other incidents.
October 16, 2023
Flowco Production Solutions announced the immediate availability of the APEX Multi-Well Controller, giving oil and gas operators more precise monitoring and control technology to optimize their well pads for gas-lifted, plunger-lifted, and GAPL (gas-assisted-plunger-lift) assets.
October 12, 2023
It is estimated that the USV solution can reduce CO2 emissions with more than 90% compared to a conventional offshore vessel when conducting subsea IMR operations.

Unveiling Secure Controllers for Efficient and Automated Operations

November 16, 2023
Baker Hughes
Artificial Lift secure controllers are revolutionizing and shaping the future of the oil and gas industry by enhancing operational efficiency and automation. Discover the cutting-edge advancements and immense potential of secure controllers, while also conducting a thorough gap analysis for field automation. Furthermore, gain a comprehensive understanding of the critical IT cybersecurity requirements associated with these controllers.
October 02, 2023
This first-of-its-kind device addresses reservoir fluid uncertainties and allows the operator to enhance oil and natural gas recovery in wells where current autonomous technologies are limited.
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