Automation & Control

News
September 22, 2022
Connected, intelligent solutions transform E&P workflows — delivering improved efficiency, consistency and performance with reduced footprint.
Article
September 2022
Digital offshore operations and analysis rely on deploying downhole completion technologies that produce some type of hydraulic operations. A stepwise approach through implementation of hybrid-electric digital systems is key to overall acceptance of all-electric solutions and the associated costs of changing fieldwide completion infrastructures.
Whitepaper

A New Era for Managing Enclosed Spaces - Powered by IIoT and Connected Worker Technology

September 12, 2022
SOL-X
Webcast

Automate your frac pad with TechnipFMC’s iComplete™ CyberFrac™

September 29, 2022
TechnipFMC
TechnipFMC’s iComplete™ CyberFrac™ system is a fully digital and automated platform for controlling equipment operations during hydraulic fracturing through app-based configurability. In this webcast, John Eden will explain how this system enables well site managers and their teams to follow approved procedures and establish sitewide operational awareness through the Digital Handshake™ while reducing manual errors. John will also be joined by Tara West and Kelly McFadgen from Marathon Oil Corporation to offer customer testimonial to how CyberFrac has provided versatility and flexibility to their frac pads and the improvement they have seen firsthand after implementing the system within their Bakken asset.
Article
September 2022
No matter what oil prices are, our industry will continue to need newly trained talent. With proper education and training at university level, graduates will be better prepared to make cost-effective decisions regarding seismic data, drilling and completion of wells.
News
September 06, 2022
SOL-X's solution, SAFEVUE.ai, addresses industrial safety through smart wearables and AI. It enables efficient and compliant Control Of Work and raises worker situational awareness and improves their well-being.
News
August 31, 2022
Specialist drilling waste management company, TWMA, has launched its new XLink™ solution, designed to provide oil and gas operators with increased automation, deeper insights and real time data monitoring to improve the efficiency of their wellsite drill cuttings processing system.
Webcast

How to Take Advantage of a Highly Integrated Process Control and Edge Control Platform

September 06, 2022
Rockwell Automation and Sensia
Integration of edge computers with real-time process control data is important for users who want to implement analysis and advanced data processing in the field. Traditionally, edge computers are a separate device that must be integrated with controllers and flow computers. Custom applications can be run on the edge computer that will allow for highly advanced real-time analysis of the field measurements, however building an edge environment and integrating data can be a non-trivial task. Similarly, selecting the right edge platform requires deep knowledge of security, application, and communication requirements. Sensia provides a new perspective for those wanting to implement edge computing with their real time control systems. We will discuss and show examples of what a highly integrated edge and control environment can look like and how it creates new options for how you manage and plan your automation projects.
Article
August 2022
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.
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