Sales, contracts, partnerships and deployments

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Chevron is to deploy the R5000 release of Landmark’s OpenWorks geosciences interpretation suite as a component of its ‘next generation’ interpretation environment where it will see use by some 1,500 of Chevron’s earth scientists. Jim Green, CIO of Chevron’s Energy Technology business said, ‘Chevron continues to make strategic investments in critical information technologies to drive performance and growth in our exploration and development. OpenWorks has been a part of Chevron’s upstream workflows for the past 15 years and it remains an important component of our IT portfolio.’ Landmark, a Halliburton brand, claims ‘more than 12,000 interpreters and 800 corporate clients’ for its OpenWorks flagship.

Tullow Oil has awarded Ikon Science a global contract for the provision of rock physics and quantitative interpretation technologies and services.

Newfield Exploration has selected Paradigm’s Geolog as its corporate standard for well log data management and petrophysical analysis. Newfield senior petrophysicist Dick Merkel said, ‘Geolog enhances our reservoir description capabilities with a single software environment, eliminating data conversion and transfer delays.’

Marathon Oil has chosen MicroSeismic Inc. (MSI) to execute two buried array seismic surveys in the Haynesville and Marcellus shale areas. MSI’s Passive Seismic Emission Tomography (PSET) technology will be used to provide passive seismic imaging of two 20 square mile areas and will be used for monitoring and analysis of hydraulic fracturing. MSI has conducted ten buried array programs in the past 14 months.

Flare Solutions has signed with Wipro Technologies to provide global application support and system administration of its flagship E&P Catalog Application for an unnamed ‘multinational oil company.’

Buenos Aires-headquartered Pluspetrol is to deploy Blue Sky Network’s D2000 GPS-based aviation tracking devices. The system will be used to stay in contact with its contracted helicopter fleet operating in Peru. The D2000 system includes a short code messaging interface, a ‘Mayday’ button and an Ethernet port for connectivity. Blue Sky operates via the Iridium global satellite network.

Woodside has awarded KBR a ‘basis of design’ study for its Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development. The nine month study includes a 12 million tons per annum onshore liquefaction facility in Western Australia and associated infrastructure and marine facilities.

WorleyParsons is to ‘significantly increase’ use of Aveva Plant. The deal extends a two year global contract placed by WorleyParsons’ Kuala Lumpur unit.

Shell has awarded Emerson Process Management a five year global framework agreement to act as main automation contractor on future global capital projects. The deal includes project and support services on brown and greenfield sites for distributed control systems and safety instrumented systems along with maintenance of existing systems. In a separate announcement, Shell has named Yokogawa as its, err, ‘main automation contractor’ for integrated production control and safety instrumented systems. Postscript—Shell says ‘main’ does not mean ‘exclusive.’

ConocoPhillips Australia entered into a four year, extensible agreement with AGR Field Operations for the provision of professional engineering services and support on operations in Australia and the waters between Timor-Leste and Australia.

Fuel retailer Wayne Oil has chosen KSS Inc.’s PriceNet and PriceNet Web systems to automate and optimize fuel price management at 13 locations across the Southeastern US. The solution will be delivered via KSS’ application service provider (ASP) model.

Engineering design house Siirtec NIGI has selected Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise plant for its oil and gas projects.

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2010 Issue # 2.

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