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FutureOn awarded contract from Aker BP

FutureOn, a global software company specializing in the energy sector has been awarded a contract from Aker BP. The contract, which is in place until April 2022, will see Aker BP adopt FutureOn’s digital twin software to digitize their workflows within Concept Development and Field Development Studies. FutureOn’s said its field design applications, proven API-centric collaboration platforms and digital twin technology will allow Aker BP to visualize subsea data, map the design of digital twin fields and foster greater digital collaboration across engineering and project management disciplines during the subsea field development stage. “We are pleased to secure this significant contract with Aker BP, and that FutureOn is able to support the operator’s continued drive for increased digitalization,” said Paal ...

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Neodrill announces North Sea frame agreement with Lundin Energy Norway

Neodrill has signed a frame agreement with Lundin Energy for the deployment of its CAN-ductor technology. The initial four-year agreement, with the option for two additional two-year extensions, will see Neodrill’s CAN-ductor technology installed on future Lundin exploration and production wells. Neodrill said in a statement that the agreement presents an opportunity for Lundin to scale up the success of previous CAN (conductor anchor node) technologies used, as it aims to repeat the savings in cost and time and reduce CO2 emissions demonstrated on the Zulu, Lindormen and Bask wells. The CAN-ductor is a suction anchor with one joint of integrated conductor, assembled onshore and installed using a vessel. The suction anchor pushes the conductor into the seabed, providing top-hole ...

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Zone monitoring system from Salunda offers real-time tracking capabilities

Improved personal protection and management of people working in the “red zone” of an offshore drilling rig is provided by a new real-time location system from Salunda. The Crew Hawk system integrates multiple technologies into a reliable, robust zone management system that tracks the locations of people and moving equipment on the drill floor in real time, providing position tracking performance to reduce the risk of workplace injuries and accidents. Utilizing a patented wireless network, with wearable locators attached to crew PPE and compact mag-mounted equipment sensors, Crew Hawk automatically triggers personalized warnings, and ultimately pauses moving equipment to prevent a collision if a worker is too close. The individual is alerted to the risk of danger by an alarm ...

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Halliburton introduces new borehole imaging technology

Halliburton announced the launch of StrataXaminer, a new wireline logging service that helps operators acquire more accurate well data to better evaluate production potential. The tool delivers high-resolution images of the reservoir structure to identify bedding, fracture patterns, fault zones and potential flow barriers with increased accuracy. Obtaining high resolution images in oil or synthetic-based fluid systems has been an industry challenge for decades. StrataXaminer has 10 different operating frequencies and customers can select any three frequencies to record simultaneously. This dynamic range allows operators to customize the image quality based on the formation type, fluid system, and record in a single pass. The tool is available in three versions to optimize the acquisition quality in various size boreholes and ...

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Ardyne and Dynasty Energy Services form P&A service partnership

Ardyne, a fishing, milling and casing recovery provider, has announced a partnership with Dynasty Energy Services, a company that specializes fishing services and plug and abandonment (P&A) serivces, to deliver enhanced P&A services around the world. The exclusive partnership enables easier access to downhole technologies from both companies to deliver major cost and time efficiencies to the global P&A sector. As part of the agreement, Ardyne’s US team of five people will transfer to Dynasty, ensuring continuity from employees experienced in running Ardyne equipment over the last three years in US onshore and offshore applications. The alliance broadens Dynasty’s market offering in the Western Hemisphere, while also enhancing Ardyne’s technology offering in the North Sea and wider Eastern Hemisphere. It ...

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Drillmar Resources and JAB Recruitment announce new joint venture

Drillmar Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with energy recruitment specialist JAB Recruitment to create DRILLJAB, a joint project with a view to providing staffing solutions to drilling contractors across the Americas. Supported by JAB Recruitment’s Houston office, the newly formed joint venture will enable Drillmar to extend its global footprint to the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America, while JAB Recruitment will expand its service capability in the region with further drilling expertise. “Both organizations are market leaders in their own right with a wealth of experience in recruitment and in energy,” said Drillmar Managing Director Raymond Bruce. “More importantly our business ethics and values are aligned, which we view as critical to the success of ...

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