Automation & Control

Article
August
Harnessing the power of advanced digital technologies and a fully automated behavior-based safety system, a scalable innovation delivers significant benefits in efficiency and sustainability.
News
August 05, 2022
Nauticus Robotics, Inc. entered into an agreement with Shell plc to advance to the qualification phase for a more efficient means of acquiring subsea integrity data utilizing Nauticus’ Aquanaut and Hydronaut robotic platforms.
News
August 04, 2022
With global costs of corrosion estimated at $2.5 trillion, the project aims to significantly enhance detection and monitoring methods of microbiologically influenced corrosion.
News
July 28, 2022
Oceaneering International announced its Subsea Robotics segment has been awarded a multi-year service contract supporting Petrobras projects off the coast of Brazil.
Webcast

Improving Safety by Digitizing Field Workflows

August 11, 2022
Honeywell
Deskless workers play a significant role in supporting and maintaining distributed upstream operations. Many field operators record inspection rounds and maintenance activities using pen and paper, and then manually update that data to a computer when they return to the office. This tedious, manual approach is error prone, and aggregation of data is a challenge, slowing the ability to detect technical issues early to prevent equipment downtime and unsafe situations. It makes compliance with growing regulations more difficult, and it impacts employee productivity and safety in the field. Utilization of digital tools transforms the deskless worker by providing access to real-time information where it’s needed to perform the prescribed tasks competently, efficiently, and safely. Standardized digital processes and access to remote experts help to increase process efficiency and minimize errors, and enable smart, data-driven decisions to enhance worker performance and safety. A case study will be presented to demonstrate digitized workflows in an upstream application. Learn how: -Automating best practices can ensure consistency and compliance -Mobile applications and on-demand information help improve efficiency and safety -Implementation options allow for choice between SaaS, on-premises, and hybrid deployment -Digitized workflows can ensure that safety is the number one priority
Article
June 2022
Seismic data can provide useful information for prospect identification and reservoir characterization. Combining seismic attributes helps identify different patterns, thus improving geological characterization. Machine learning applied to seismic interpretation is very useful in assisting with data classification limitations.
Webcast

The Next Level of Digitalization – Connect Everything to Everyone

July 21, 2022
Rockwell Automation and Sensia
Moving your disconnected operations to a digitalized and automated environment isn’t a single, major event. It can be broken down into steps, each of which adds value in its own right, but leads in a clear direction towards a more productive, efficient destination. Avalon is an open platform-as-a-service that integrates easily with your existing IT/OT investment – unlocking the hidden potential of your existing assets, it puts you on the path toward full digitalization. Learn more how Avalon will allow you to visualize and control all aspects of your Oil & Gas operation by collecting the right data and contextualizing it into real-time actionable intelligence for making more informed decisions.
Article
June 2022
An innovative production software platform enables automated allocation processes and provides high-accuracy data, significantly reducing time previously spent on manual tasks.
Article
June 2022
This article reviews gas lift well selection and its inflow relationship with the reservoir; wellbore and facility parameters that must be addressed; unloading control (kill) fluid that is in the wellbore following all interventions to install downhole equipment; the optimization procedure; and more.
Article
June 2022
Fully automated seismic horizon picking dramatically shortens times between acquiring seismic data and defining drilling targets. Operators spend millions of man-hours interpreting seismic data to produce viable prospects. Freeing up time to better incorporate G&G properties within mapped structures enhances probabilities of discovering commercial pay.
Article
June 2022
Permanent magnet motors deliver higher efficiency and value for PCPs and optimized surface-drive technology.
News
June 13, 2022
Subsea Integration Alliance is a worldwide non-incorporated alliance between Subsea 7 and Schlumberger’s OneSubsea subsea technologies, production and processing systems business.
News
June 13, 2022
As a leader in global, mobile, satellite communications, Inmarsat is a strong proponent for the well-being of crew, and its Fleet Hotspot solution is helping ship owners address the requirements to ensure that crew remain socially connected while at sea.
News
June 09, 2022
Newly introduced crew connectivity requirement adds support to calls for improved seafarer welfare — and emphasizes value of Fleet Hotspot to crew and ship owners.
Article
May 2022
AICDs are the next generation of inflow control technology that autonomously provides a more uniform inflow profile and enhanced production. The FloSure AICD increases oil output over field life and has been deployed successfully in light and heavy oil wells to overcome water or gas breakthrough.
Article
May 2022
Evelyn MacLean, workforce energy task force director of the UK-based International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, says it’s time technology advancements are coupled with a re-examination of the workforce relationship.
Webcast

Reducing Drilling Rig Power Emissions with Schlumberger’s Intelligent Power Management

May 26, 2022
Schlumberger
Intelligent power managements aims to eliminate rig power emissions using a technology portfolio comprising automated software, energy storage, and hydrogen. It is a predictive power management system that reduces emissions, fuel consumption, and engine run time on the rig. Schlumberger successfully deploys these fuel- and emissions-saving technologies on rigs to enhance current diesel technologies, and will integrate emissions-free power production through the use of fuel cells. Intelligent power management is another part of the Schlumberger Transition Technologies* portfolio of solutions that help minimize the well construction CO2 footprint.
Article
April 2022
Annual awards were handed out to 14 deserving technical advancements and innovations geared to the offshore upstream industry.
Webcast

Production facilities can instantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and flaring with TechnipFMC’s E-Mission™

May 19, 2022
TechnipFMC
E-Mission™ is the next level of optimization for production facilities. This technology helps your facilities to maximize value through a first-principles approach to calculate the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) values on location and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this webcast, Bill Melton and Sander Baaren will be detailing how TechnipFMC’s E-Mission™ utilizes process automation, existing instrumentation and machine learning to monitor and control vapor pressure in real-time. By re-evaluating how and where we want to apply or remove heat, and lower pressure, we can optimize the system based on the changing conditions of the well and weather to reduce emissions and increase oil throughput. Find out more about how E-Mission™ can be used in greenfield and brownfield applications regardless of facility design.
News
April 12, 2022
Halliburton Company today introduced StrataStar™, a deep azimuthal resistivity service that provides multilayer visualization to maximize well contact with the reservoir and improve real-time reserves evaluation.
Webcast

How to Achieve Enterprise-Scale Innovation in Energy: A real-world study on the impact of digitalization

April 28, 2022
Schlumberger
Rapid advances towards achieving our decarbonization responsibility in energy, while delivering the enormous productivity gains required to keep up with substantial growth in the world economy this decade, face the innovation dilemma—how do you achieve meaningful innovation at enterprise-scale? Join Schlumberger, Director, Corporate Strategy & Marketing, Amit Singh, as he presents real-world solutions to the energy dual challenge, with examples of highly-successful deployments of digital technology that harness data and AI to deliver automation for customers around the globe. Amit will show how Schlumberger is leveraging industry-wide collaboration and partnership to deliver low carbon operations while driving a sustainable future.
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