Automation & Control

News
June 24, 2024
The Mohican ROV system will be used to document sea floor communities and species of interest at various depths up to a rating of 2,000 m. Anticipated areas of focus will include proposed and established marine protection areas as well as other biologically significant locations of interest in the marine environment on the continental shelf.
Article
May 2024
Wellsite automation can help make oil and gas production smarter, faster, more efficient and safer. The ability to utilize real-time data to make automatic and instantaneous adjustments can produce reductions in the days spent on frac operations and increased wellsite safety.
Article
May 2024
As fracturing intensity continues, operators are looking for additional ways to increase efficiencies. One such solution is automation in the fracturing process. Accordingly, a platform of digital software controls and hardware enables operators to pursue automation, while executing completions safely and more efficiently.
Article
April 2024
Increasing safety and reducing injuries during drilling is gaining momentum. Automation achieves these goals in the red zone by automating risk-prone, manual tasks. Automated installation of control line clamps has increased rig floor safety. Semi- and fully automated systems will become available commercially later this year.
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May 08, 2024
The REMOTE-CON notation demonstrates the vessel’s alignment with remote-control functions and signifies that the design and construction of the offshore asset are assessed against and adhere to the ABS Requirements for Autonomous and Remote Control Functions.
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May 07, 2024
The artificial intelligence-based Autonomous Machinery Health Management Function (HiCBM) and the Autonomous Safety Management Function (HiCAMS) both received AIP from ABS at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
News
May 06, 2024
Optime Subsea's second-generation ROCS has gradually become the new industry standard for well completion operations. Because it has eliminated the need for the umbilical, which traditionally connects the surface to the seabed for controlling the tubing hanger in subsea well completions, and the associated topside hydraulic control unit.
Webcast

Faster, Smarter, Cleaner: The Power of Automated Tubular Running Services

May 29, 2024
Baker Hughes
Discover how automation and AI technology can streamline tubular installation, ensuring that operations are not only faster, saving valuable time, but also smarter, optimizing resources and decision-making in real-time. Moreover, with the emphasis on cleaner operations, reductions in footprint, people on board (POB) and carbon emissions can also be achieved. Join us to learn how these advancements deliver excellence in tubular running services.
Webcast

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.
News
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.
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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.
Whitepaper

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

February 21, 2024
Baker Hughes
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Webcast

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.
News
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.
News
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.
News
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.
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November 2023
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