Rocktree Consulting, a division of Singapore-headquartered transhipment and logistics group Rocktree, conducted the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a new floating terminal that will be operated by Australia’s Metro Mining Limited.
A university alliance, led by the ORCA Hub, presented its 16 autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic solutions at ORE Catapult in Blyth, near Newcastle, that will be used in offshore robotics research. The drones will be used on or around offshore assets for detailed monitoring and it can replace the need for multiple sensors to be used for integrity monitoring on wind turbines.
Kongsberg Digital signed an agreement to digitalize the Nyhamna facility, a gas processing and export hub for Ormen Lange and other fields connected to the Polarled pipeline. A/S Norske Shell will enter the partnership as operator of Ormen Lange and on behalf of Gassco as the operator of Nyhamna.
The US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) issued a 3.6 million grant to Principle Power and partners for the development, validation and operation of the world’s first digital twin software for floating offshore wind applications.
A new project launched, aims to construct the world’s first fully autonomous robotic inspection solution, in favour of offshore wind farms. The project will cost $5 million, and the robots are expected to save the average of wind farm by about $33 million. In the meantime, it aspires to present the idea that offshore wind operations and maintenance missions can take place by autonomous and digital means.
Kongsberg Maritime is part of a new collaboration scheme, along with DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE, aiming to decrease fuel consumption and GHG emissions for complex offshore operations, while also streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.
Oceaneering International and Pacific Drilling signed a five-year Digital Services Package agreement to provide Pacific’s customers with improved throughput enabling streaming video and real-time data. This will provide emerging services like remote ROV piloting, surveying, and automation aboard Pacific Drilling’s high-specification drillship fleet.
A new industry report launched by Lloyd’s Register, reveals the pace, development and adoption of predictive analytics in oil and gas. Namely, 57 of the world’s 100 largest oil and gas firms are using, or have plans to use, predictive analytics. The report also analyzes to what extent companies are transforming their own technology and data capabilities to predict a better performing and sustainable future.
Newcastle College’s Energy Academy in Wallsend installed an Immersive Hybrid Reality offshore wind training facility. This is a virtual reality system to help train future engineers, as it replicates working conditions experienced by wind turbine engineers operating on offshore wind farms.
Despite the increasing speed of technology and innovation that is pressuring the industry, oil and gas CEOs consider technological disruption as more of an opportunity, 2018 KPMG CEO Outlook: Oil & Gas, reported. Namely, AI and robotic solutions can create models to predict behavior or results more accurately.
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