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ExxonMobil: The oil field’s digital transformation

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The oil field’s digital transformation is bringing sweeping change to the upstream industry, from using data analysis to help companies find the oil, to the possibility of operating equipment autonomously. These technological inventions will bring significant structural changes—similar to how those wrought by the advent of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing changed the industry, reducing […]

Source: World Oil

Published: May 29, 2017


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Yara and Kongsberg Plans for Autonomous, Zero Emissions Ship for 2020

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Category: Energy

Norwegian fertilizer company Yara has teamed up with Kongsberg to build the world’s first autonomous and zero emissions ship. Named Yara Birkeland, the vessel will be the world’s first fully electric container feeder. Initial manned operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik […]

Source: Maritime Executive

Published: May 29, 2017


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Norway announces licensing round for mature areas on NCS

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Category: Energy

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced this year’s licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf – Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2017. “Awarding prospective exploration acreage is a central pillar in the Norwegian Government’s petroleum policy. APA 2017 is the second largest expansion so far, and the largest expansion […]

Source: World Oil

Published: May 29, 2017


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NPD reports 6,000 wells on the Norwegian shelf

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Category: Energy

Well number 6,000 was registered as completed in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s Fact Pages in late March. This was production well 31/2-Y-21 AY2H on Troll field, in the North Sea. All wildcat and production wells drilled on the Norwegian shelf since 1966 have been registered in the Fact Pages with wellbore designation and well ID. […]

Source: World Oil

Published: May 29, 2017


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IMCA report indicates proposed Jones Act changes could damage U.S. GOM deepwater industry

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Category: Energy

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued a report about the potential impact of the Jones Act proposals published by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) on Jan. 18. IMCA has conducted a detailed analysis of the technical requirements of conducting various operations in deep water (>1,000 m or 3,280 ft) cross-matched […]

Source: World Oil

Published: May 29, 2017


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