Microsoft and Halliburton have announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance to drive digital transformation across the oil and gas industry. The relationship will combine the expertise of a global leader in cloud and digital transformation with a global leader in exploration and production (E&P) science, software and services.
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Seeq Corporation announces the release of its latest version, Seeq R18. This is the 7th release of Seeq software in just the past 18 months, driven by input from customers expanding their use of Seeq. Seeq is a visual analytics application for engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organizations to rapidly wrangle, investigate, and share insights on production data. Target markets include oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.
IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and is the number one priority for 92 percent of organizations, according to global research findings published by Inmarsat. The Inmarsat Research Programme study, focusing on the enterprise application of the Internet of Things (IoT), revealed that machine learning (38 percent), robotics (35 percent), and 3D printing (31 percent) were also key requirements for effectively delivering digital transformation for business.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced the launch of Experion Elevate, a real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution delivered as a secure and scalable service. Experion Elevate allows for predictable costs, easy upgrades, and continual support. It is a member of Honeywell's suite of cloud-enabled solutions for operations technology and information technology (OT/IT). HPS made the announcement at its annual Honeywell Users Group symposium.
R17 is the sixth release of Seeq software in just the past 15 months, driven by input and use cases from customers expanding their use of Seeq. A key innovation in the new release is support for visual analytics on data in any time reference to provide improved correlation analysis of historical data sets, monitoring support of incoming data, and predictive analytics to anticipate future events and issues.
HARTING's Mini-Industrial-Computer MICA, winner of the prestigious 2016 HERMES Award for industrial innovation, now is available with an EtherCAT board, allowing data to be collected directly from industrial production networks, pre-processed and forwarded to IT systems via standard protocols such as OPC UA or MQTT.
Weir Oil & Gas has developed a mobile application for iPhone or Android devices that furthers its goal of digitizing the oilfield to the benefit of service companies of all sizes. This new app is designed to bring many of the benefits of the previously launched SPM Asset Management Program (AMP) directly to the field.
DevCom2000-Lite Software is now available to enable field calibration and adjustment of Viatran Model 511, 521 & 522 Hammer Union Pressure Transmitters. Viatran has partnered with ProComsol, Ltd. (Process Communications Solutions) to develop this “easy to use” method for trimming and adjusting Viatran hammer union pressure transmitters in the field.
SeaRoc Group has launched an innovative, industry-first monitoring and voice and data communication solution that links land-based operations to distant offshore petroleum platforms and wind farms via satellite, fiber and other data services. An engineered fire detection and suppression system from Sea-Fire Europe was chosen to protect the sensitive and valuable electronics inside these unmanned SeaHubs.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced a new connected-learning solution based on its industry-leading UniSim Competency Suite platform. Part of the Honeywell Connected Plant intiative, UniSim eLearn is hosted in the cloud and revolutionizes access to operator training simulation (OTS). It’s a key tool in delivering effective operator competency management.
Heavy-duty electric motor applications grow more demanding all the time, and many such applications can be found in locations that can be challenging, requiring specialized designs to ensure they can operate as efficiently as possible.
Venture Global LNG, Inc. has selected GE Oil & Gas as a strategic partner to provide a plant-wide technology solution for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities under development in Louisiana. Under the agreement, GE Oil & Gas will leverage advanced technologies from across the broader GE portfolio to deliver a comprehensive power, pretreatment and LNG liquefaction system. The agreement provides for the delivery of a complete LNG process system with defined schedule, price and performance standards.
ExxonMobil, working with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), has achieved a major breakthrough with proprietary software using more than four times the previous number of processors used on complex oil and gas reservoir simulation models to improve exploration and production results.
The oil and gas industry is increasingly recognizing the need to overcome data quality issues and manage the ownership, control, sharing and use of data. As a trusted third party, DNV GL is now launching an industry data platform - Veracity - to facilitate frictionless connections between different industry players, domain experts and data scientists.