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Siemens, Equinor Sign Safety and Automation Systems Deal

Siemens and Equinor have signed a framework agreement for the provision of safety and automation systems (SAS) for multiple oil and gas installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The agreement, signed in late 2019, but revealed by Siemens this week, covers support for daily operating systems, including maintenance, modifications, and upgrades.Under the agreement, Siemens will work with Equinor to implement systems and strategies aimed at lowering costs, minimizing production stoppages, increasing uptime, reducing emissions, and improving sustainability.The agreement applies to

Data Analytics a 'NISE' Project for Undersea Warfare Center

hardware components. Logistical obsolescence occurs when there is limited access to the software component or access has been terminated.”To make matters more difficult, Williams said there are five types of software that must eventually be explored as the data analysis tools are developed: operating systems, drivers/ firmware, programming languages, libraries, and applications. Williams said her team is focusing on technological obsolescence for applications this year.“We are also exploring whether the data is available to map the interactions within software components and between software

NORBIT DCT – Hydrographic Survey Made Easy

, which is a DCT backbone and comprises of tools and utilities allowing for data access and manipulation similar to the web browser operations. The access is facilitated by open source frameworks which are supported by the GIS community all around the World. The DCT supports both Windows and Linux operating systems that allows for integration to multiple platforms and multiple manufacturers.Post-processing and product deliveryIt is important to note that DCT is not a bathymetry processing software. It is a utility to securely and efficiently run hydrographic surveys, collect high-quality survey data and

BEN independently follows programmed lines (Photo: NOAA)

Autonomous Vehicle Maps the Arctic Seafloor

;s crew in the colossal task of seafloor survey. It was co-designed by UNH engineers and its manufacturer, ASV Global Inc. based in Houston. It is 4 meters long, has a top speed of 5.5 knots and a 16-hour endurance. Autonomy software operated aboard the vessel is a combination of open-source robotic operating systems and software developed by engineers Roland Arsenault and Val Schmidt at the center to tailor BEN’s behaviors for hydrographic seafloor survey. BEN is outfitted with state-of-the-art sonar and navigation systems to meet the seafloor survey requirements for nautical charting and safety

RV Thomas G. Thompson (Photo: University of Washington)

US Navy-owned Research Vessel Back in Action

Research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23) has gained a new lease on life following a recently completed 18-month upgrade to improve operating systems, bolster its research capabilities and extend its working life for the U.S. Navy and scientific organizations.The Navy-owned vessel has been operated and maintained University of Washington since 1991, under a charter lease agreement with the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-which manages the ship on behalf of the service.The $52 million refit, which was sponsored by ONR, the University of Washington and the National Science Foundation, extended

Sonardyne 6G Wideband Acoustics allows simultaneous operations by  multiple platforms. (Courtesy Sonardyne International)

Digital Ocean: Making Subsea Data More Easily Accessible

, operating in different mediums and changeable environments and with varying bandwidths across the internet, linked via fiber optics, satellites, short-wave or local wifi networks, acoustic modems, optical modems, Ethernet connections and LANs, with a multitude of data formats, protocols and operating systems that engineers have to somehow splice together to provide the seamless connectivity expected by users. Thus the main challenge in achieving effective integration of complex systems is interoperability, with the digital communications companies working together to share information and agree

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Construction Begins on UK’s Next Submarines

. We have been designing the new class of submarine for more than five years and thanks to the maturity of our design, we're now in a position to start production on the date we set back in 2011.”   The company and the MOD have also made significant investments in the Barrow site's operating systems, facilities and skills to prepare for the manufacturing phase of the Successor program. The continued redevelopment of the site will transform the way submarines are built and will include new facilities and the refurbishment of existing infrastructure to ensure it has the capacity needed to

For the fifth consecutive year, Ensco plc earned first place for total customer satisfaction in the Oilfield Products & Services Customer Satisfaction Survey. Conducted by EnergyPoint Research, the annual survey is the industry benchmark for customer satisfaction in the global oilfield.  Ensco led all offshore drilling contractors in the survey by receiving top honors in 10 of 16 categories including total customer satisfaction; health, safety and environment; technology; deepwater drilling; har

Ensco Tops in Offshore Drilling

in the North Sea, Latin America and Mexico. CEO and President Carl Trowell stated, “Success for customers is a core value of our company and we remain committed to delivering the highest levels of safety and operational excellence.” He added, “Our ongoing pursuit of world-class operating systems is aimed at being number one in service quality and delivering an incident-free workplace. Therefore, we are gratified to be recognized as the best offshore driller in terms of total customer satisfaction. Our top scores across a breadth of categories also reflect the excellent uptime performance

Kalmar SmartLane automated gate system for Liverpool Port

Kalmar SmartLane Automated Gate System for Liverpool Port

. The continuing success of our company has always been driven by its ability to be forward-thinking, operating at the centre of the supply chain and offering flexible, agile and cost-effective solutions to our customers. Haulier transactions will be fully integrated into our latest terminal operating systems, facilitating secure and efficient visits and minimising turnaround times at our terminals." Tommi Pettersson, Vice President, Automation at Kalmar, said: "As a global leader in port automation we are able to provide Peel Ports with a seamless and integrated solution to help increase

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