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Schlumberger launches autonomous directional drilling

In this video interview with DC, Raul Suarez, Construction Product Manager at Schlumberger, speaks about the range of different technologies his company has developed under the autonomous directional drilling umbrella, as well as its overall vision for what can be achieved. The company launched an autonomous directional drilling service on 16 August.

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3D printing aims to cut operational costs by manufacturing parts on site

With companies looking to cut operational costs and improve supply chain efficiencies, the industry is turning to additive manufacturing systems to help reduce parts replacement downtime. Speaking to DC from the 2021 Offshore Technology Conference, Arash Shadravan, Energy Business Development Manager at Roboze, discussed the value that the company’s ARGO 1000 printer can provide.

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OTC Spotlight on New Technology award winner addresses common bolting challenges

In this video interview from the 2021 Offshore Technology Conference, Eric Junkers, HYTORC President, discussed the company's J-Washer Technology, as well as the most common challenges around bolting in the oil and gas drilling industry today. HYTORC received the 2021 OTC Spotlight on on New Technology Small Business Award for the J-Washer.

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MTU offers hybrid drilling, e-frac systems to help land drillers cut emissions

More and more companies in the land drilling sector are looking to alternative, lower-carbon solutions to power their operations. In this video from the 2021 Offshore Technology Conference, DC speaks with Dave Bosco, Senior Sales and Business Development Manager, Global Oil & Gas at MTU, a Rolls Royce solution, about the company’s efforts in hybrid drilling and electric fracturing (e-frac) technologies.

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“Inside-out” approach may help improve cybersecurity on offshore rigs

A presentation at the 2021 Offshore Technology Conference on 17 August discussed a three-year project Shell undertook to identify and validate an optimal cybersecurity approach for deepwater rigs. Over the past few years, documented cyberattacks have escalated in frequency and severity, evolving from IT data breaches and theft to ransomware attacks with payloads of destructive malware and sophisticated tools.

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AWS: Cloud computing provides platform to integrate robotics with digital twins

Amidst the digital transformation, cloud computing platforms have emerged as an optimal means for companies to maximize their productivity, allowing them to integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence systems in one spot. Edge-to-cloud technologies, such as high-performance computing systems, autonomous systems and robotics, are the mechanisms that can help companies make the most out of the cloud, said Bill Vass, AWS Vice President of Engineering.

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