TOPICS OF INTEREST
ChampionX and Modumetal Collaborate To Develop Production Technology
The agreement will introduce rod couplings coated with nanolaminate technology with the goal of improving equipment reliability.
Digital Evolution in Oil and Gas: Barriers, Successes, and the Future
A recent panel discussion highlighted the industry’s progress in achieving significant digital advances. Barriers remain, however, and the measurement of success is being defined in this evolving technological step change.
US DOE To Fund Sodium-Ion Battery and Methane-Detection Development
Natron Energy aims to scale up domestic manufacturing of sodium-ion batteries , and Bridger Photonics will target the operational efficiency for leak detection and emissions tracking.
Pipeline Leak-Detection Company Joins Chevron Technology Ventures Program
A volatile market, and a shift to more remote operations during the global pandemic has been a catalyst for demand for mIQroTech’s leak-detection technology
Remote Operations Development Unveiled for ROV Systems
Development in software, technology, and a global 4G network combine to make ROV operations possible between offshore vessels and remote locations.
Offshore Infrastructure Reuse Can Contribute to Decarbonization
The Hydrogen Offshore Production project identifies an alternative to decommissioning by providing reuse options for offshore infrastructure. It aims to prove the feasibility of decentralized hydrogen generation, storage, and distribution to provide a bulk hydrogen solution.
Engineering for a Greener Oil and Gas Industry
If we must reduce emissions to make our industry “greener,” what are some of the options that we can apply?
Aker Solutions, Norcem Advance Toward CO2-Capture Plant at Cement Facility
The cement industry is exploring carbon capture technology to reduce its carbon footprint.
Siemens, Total Team Up To Decarbonize LNG
Goal is to reduce plant emissions profile and boost sustainability in production.
SwRl Uses AI To Detect, Quantify Small Methane Leaks
Machine learning enables fast, cost-effective, and accurate methane emissions detection in remote areas.
The Buzz About Drones: More Safety, Less Cost To Inspect FPSOs
A recent test proved the feasibility of using LiDAR on remote-controlled drones to create 3D maps of the inside of tanks, increasing the safety and efficiency of inspections.
Wood, NERA Partner on Subsea Inspection Solutions
The AI-driven tool will detect anomalies in subsea oil and gas infrastructure.
3D-Printed Concrete Leads Advancements in Offshore Wind Floating Foundations
Wind turbine substructures and anchors made of special concrete would float to a site from an onshore plant.
Subsea UK Upgrades Market Intelligence Tool
SubseaIntel will provide an overview of its upgrades over the next 3 months.
New Methodology and Technology Aims To Manage Corrosion Under Insulation
The methodology is the industry’s first to address CUI. Along with DNV GL’s new technology, maintenance costs may be reduced by up to 50%.
Extended-Reality Initiative Optimizes Wellsite Planning
Immersive technology on projects such as wellsite planning incorporates XR, drones, and collaboration.
JIPs Develop Guidelines for Additive Manufactured Parts
The JIPs managed by DNV GL and Berenschot focused on 3D-printed-component certification and supply chain set-up.
University of Houston Researchers Make Progress in the Modeling of Evaporation
Researchers described the temperature changes at the point where liquid meets the vapor during evaporation. The explanation, developed using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo method, will allow scientists to more accurately simulate the performance of systems based on the theory of evaporation.
Venture Capital Fuels the Digital Deepwater Oil Field
The technologies born out of innovative ideas have been critical for advancing deepwater assets in the past, and venture-capital investment helps incubate risk-taking companies developing those technologies. With digitization becoming a greater focus in industry, what role will venture capital play?
Equinor To Install Underwater Drone at Asgard Field
Called Eelume, the underwater drone will perform subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair work.
AUVs Surface as Next-Gen Data Gathering Platforms
As operators look for cost-efficient ways to address the challenges in facility maintenance and deepwater exploration, autonomous underwater vehicles are being developed for complex data gathering and advanced tasks.
RPSEA Releases Oil & Gas Technology Roadmap
The Technology Roadmap identifies R&D opportunities that will allow the US to be the leading producer of oil and gas into the future. The importance of technology transfer and time to commercialization is discussed.
Program Aims To Slash Cost of Methane Sensor Systems
A US-government-sponsored program is putting new methane leak detection systems to the test with a goal of achieving functionality costs of $3,000/year/wellsite while hitting stringent performance criteria.
New JIP Aims for Universal AUV Connection With Pinless Technology
WiSub will lead a consortium with Statoil, Kongsberg, Saab, and other companies and universities to develop a standardized interface for AUV docking with subsea structures, as well as bi-directional power transfer to help charge sensor networks.
Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics Gain Momentum
Developments in the emerging technologies of unmanned vehicles are leading to new land, sea, and air applications in the oil and gas industry.
Technip CEO: Industry Downturn Creates Opportunities for Innovation
Investment in digital technologies may increase project efficiency and reduce costs. However, Technip’s chief executive officer (CEO) said it is equally important to strengthen relationships with companies along the supply chain.
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