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Rockwell Automation expands program to help companies with machine safety

“Working with qualified system integrators helps manufacturers keep systems compliant with current standards while improving productivity,” said Lee Lane, vice president and general manager, Sensing, Safety and Connectivity business, Rockwell Automation.

LAGCOE 2019 New Technology Showcase winners

LAGCOE’s New Technology Showcase was created to provide innovative oil and gas businesses with a forum to share new products and services with an industry audience. The winners of this year’s competition will present their innovations at the 2019 LAGCOE Technical Exposition and Conference in New Orleans, October 9-11.

Offshore Europe 2019, Day 4: A new era of innovative thinking

The industry’s efforts to cut costs, reduce working times and improve efficiency have paid off handsomely over the last five years, making previously uneconomic fields viable and boosting the life and output of existing fields.

Offshore Europe 2019, Day 3: North Sea welcomes road map to net-zero oil and gas

SPE Offshore Europe 2019 hosted a breakfast event for the launch of Roadmap to 2035: A Blueprint for net-zero, which sets out how the North Sea industry can support net-zero ambitions while also ensuring the security of the UK’s energy supply.

DNV GL seeks to close gap between risk analysis and “digital twins”

DNV GL proposes the “Probabilistic Digital Twin” (PDT) to close the gap between digital twins – used increasingly by operators to manage the performance of their assets – and risk analysis still largely conducted manually before assets enter service.

Shell leads Big Oil in the race to invest in clean energy

Major oil companies are poised to do a record number of clean-energy deals this year, with Royal Dutch Shell leading a group of European companies that are well ahead of their U.S. rivals.

Craig International seeks to reduce energy industry’s carbon footprint via smarter procurement

A North Sea market leader in third-party procurement is launching a sustainable approach to sourcing and supplying oilfield products and services, which could have a major impact on reducing the oil and gas industry’s carbon footprint.

Offshore Europe 2019, Day 1: "Breakthrough to excellence – our license to operate"

“It is important to talk about keeping our costs low, pushing the boundaries of innovation, and focusing on excellence in our operations,” says Michael Borrell, conference chair and Total’s senior V.P., North Sea and Russia.

Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge at LAGCOE 2019

With the generous support of Shell and Jones Walker, this signature event will connect the best new energy innovators with funding to help further the development of exciting new products and technologies for the energy industry.

2019 Offshore Safety Awards winners announced

The annual awards ceremony, jointly organized by OGUK and Step Change in Safety and sponsored by Total, celebrates the outstanding individuals and companies going above and beyond to improve safety across offshore operations on the UK Continental Shelf.

Halliburton Landmark introduces DecisionSpace 365 cloud applications at annual innovation forum

Halliburton released ten new DecisionSpace 365 E&P cloud-native applications that leverage advances in digital technology to help operators reduce exploration risk, improve reservoir characterization and boost drilling efficiency.

ExxonMobil, Mosaic Materials to explore carbon capture technologies

Mosaic Materials has progressed research on a process that uses porous solids to separate carbon dioxide from air or flue gas. The agreement with ExxonMobil will enable further evaluation of opportunities for industrial uses of the technology at scale.

LAGCOE introduces Energy Innovators Pitch Challenge for 2019 event

In partnership with The Idea Village and sponsored by Shell Game Changer, this event will connect the best new energy innovators with funding to help further the development of exciting new products and technologies for the energy industry.

Chevron Technology Ventures pitches in on Well Conveyor development

The Slim Battery-powered Conveyor will be the smallest diameter downhole tractor available on the market, offering access to the increasing number of slim, horizontal and highly deviated wells, which up to now have not been serviceable with wireline conveyance.

2019 World Oil Awards finalists announced

For 18 years, these prestigious awards have recognized and honored the upstream energy industry’s leading innovators and innovations and recognized step changes in technology that have made a lasting impact.

Upwing Energy awarded 10 new downhole rotating device patents

Upwing Energy has been awarded 10 new patents, for critical enabling technologies in the company’s downhole rotating tools, and proprietary methods used to increase hydrocarbon production and recovery.

Texas A&M, petrochemical companies partner to train emergency responders

In a new approach to help protect their facilities and the citizens who live nearby, several petrochemical companies are partnering with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to provide emergency response training to the agencies surrounding their plants to protect community safety.

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.

Industry economist sees “headwinds” inhibiting U.S., Texas upstream expansion during 2H-2019

Several factors will combine to make it difficult for U.S. and Texas E&P activity to grow during the last six months of 2019, said Karr Ingham, economist for the producers’ association, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.

LAGCOE announces winners of 2019 new technology showcase

LAGCOE leadership has announced the winners of its New Technology Showcase, which will be featured at the 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, October 9-11 in New Orleans.