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SeaView software showing the Subsea probe’s orientation relative to the underwater member, echoes received with energy levels and correlation value, liquid level reading (if liquid is present), etc. providing a quality check for each reading obtained. (Image: VideoRay)

Flooded Member Detection Using ROVs

. As such, it has seven thrusters enabling it to move in any direction and maintain an active pitch to face the vehicle upwards or downwards, making it a platform suited for FMD surveys. It is also capable of several third-party additions, now including the new ISFMD system to serve the oil and gas industry.The ISFMD system is the first of its kind to utilize digital acoustic detection instead of typical harmful gamma rays to inspect offshore platform members or subsea pipelines for flooding as a result of cracking, damage, corrosion, and/or other defects. The ISFMD is suitable for small ROV deployments

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Kawasaki Heavy Orders Corvus' Blue Marlin Energy Storage System

applications. Further, it can handle peaks in the power demand profile. For drilling rigs and vessels with heave compensation systems, this could mean that one or more diesel generators previously used to handle sudden variations in power can be turned off," Corvus said.“The entire oil and gas industry increasingly commit to invest in green technology to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations,” says Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. “We are pleased that by adding the Blue Marlin, we now offer a complete portfolio to improve energy efficiency in offshore vessel

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BP Employs Deep Learning Tech for Seismic Data Interpretation

British oil major BP has signed an agreement with Bluware Corp, a digital innovation platform, to help it interpret large seismic data sets.Bluware, which describes itself as a platform that helps the oil and gas industry to accelerate digital transformation initiatives using deep learning, says its technology will help BP to improve quality and speed when delivering seismic interpretation products.“BP recognizes the significant impact advances in digital technology can bring and we are pleased to implement Bluware InteractivAITM, a new and innovative deep learning technology, augmenting our

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Siemens, Equinor Sign Safety and Automation Systems Deal

, and improving sustainability.The agreement applies to both existing installations where Siemens is a supplier, along with potentially new development projects.New digital solutions and cybersecurity will also be an important part of the systems in the years to come, Siemens said.“The oil and gas industry is changing, and it will be important to adopt new solutions,” said Bjørn Einar Brath, Head of Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Offshore Solutions. “We are proud to participate in this development together with Equinor.”“The agreement also includes a new compensation

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Subsea Umbilicals Demand Hit by COVID-19

from 2021 onwards," Rystad said.Without accounting for the negative impact of a global economic downturn, we see a cost reduction of approximately 5% taking place from 2020 to 2022 within the umbilicals segment, the analysts said."If on the other hand, both the global recession and oil and gas industry downturn take place simultaneously, our outlook will change drastically. We then estimate a cost reduction of almost 14% over the same time frame," Rystad said."This will provide umbilical manufacturers short-term relief regarding their own costs as material prices fall, allowing them

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HydroWing, Tocardo Working on Tidal-Energy-to-Hydrogen Project

UK-based HydroWing and Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo are working on a solution that will convert tidal energy into hydrogen, store it and offload it - similar to an FPSO in the oil and gas industry - to overcome the intermittency as well as the transportation issues.The concept called the THyPSO (Tidal Hydrogen Production, Storage and Offloading) includes a floating platform housing 1 – 6 conventional bi-directional tidal turbines converting the tidal flows into electricity, which is directed through an integrated electrolyzer converting the unlimited supply of surrounding seawater

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IEV Wins Subsea Pipeline Inspection Gig in Malaysia

IEV, an asset integrity services provider to the oil and gas industry, has won a contract to provide advanced inspection solutions for an oil company in Malaysia.Singapore-based IEV said Monday it had won the contract through its 49%-owned associate, IEV Malaysia.Under the contract awarded by an unnamed oil and gas producer IEV Malaysia will be providing an ultrasonic scanner technology deployed by a remotely operated vehicle (“ROV”) to inspect a subsea pipeline located at an offshore oil and gas field in Malaysia. he contract is estimated to have a contract value in excess of US$1.

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Are O&G Digital Twins Useful? DNV GL Moves to Find Out

to grow from USD 3.8 billion in 2019 to USD 35.8 billion by 2025, DNV GL said.DNV GL’s Technology Outlook 2030, a research report identifying transformative technologies in key industries, highlights a digital value chain run by machines and algorithms as a prevailing trend for the oil and gas industry in the decade ahead.Solving the digital trust challengeThe research expects cloud computing, advanced simulation, virtual system testing, virtual/augmented reality and machine learning will progressively merge into full digital twins which combine data analytics, real-time and near-real-time data

AutoNaut now has 10 of its wave propelled vehicles.Image: AutoNaut

Drill Rig Noise: Entering the Exclusion Zone, Quietly

Unmanned surface vessels continue to make in-roads into new applications and industries. An ability to gather data in otherwise inaccessible locations is both increasing knowledge about marine noise and confidence in marine autonomous systems in the oil and gas industry. Elaine Maslin reports.Offshore oil and gas exploration and production activities have been going on since the mid-20th century. But the noise that drilling or production facilities emit into the marine environment and the impact they have on marine life isn’t perhaps as well quantified as it could be. That could be changing

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