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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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Ikon Science announces collaboration with Amazon Web Services

Ikon Science, a provider of geopredictive and knowledge management solutions designed to optimize subsurface discovery, today announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its next-generation knowledge management solution, Curate, which is built on the AWS implementation of the OSDU Data Platform. “Together, we bring secure, reliable, global, and faster access of all subsurface data to engineers and geoscientists in a collaborative, cloud-enabled environment adding additional context and value of that data through workflows,” said Stuart Thomson, Chief Technology Officer at Ikon Science. “Today is an important milestone of providing accessibility and improved understanding of the subsurface from AWS, OSDU and Ikon Science.” The two companies are working together to provide a comprehensive platform combining AWS implementation of OSDU Data ...

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