Sales, contracts, partnerships and deployments

ABB, Paradigm, Geopro Technology, Advanced EPM Consulting, Oracle, Leibnitz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Visualization Sciences Group, Aveva, Faro, Exprodat, Esri, Forum Energy Technologies, DOF Subsea, GeoKnowledge, GasBuddy, Rolta International, P2 Energy Solutions, DSIT Solutions.

BP has awarded ABB a $33 million, three-year frame agreement for maintenance, modification and service of the safety and automation systems of all of its oil field operations on the Norwegian continental shelf. ABB will provide system expertise for the safety and automation systems installed at BP’s main field operations in Norway, Valhall and Ula, as well as remotely operated Hod and Tambar. Telecommunications systems at Skarv are also covered by the agreement.

The North Caspian operating company has contracted with Paradigm for the provision of onsite technical services at its data centers in Astana and Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Services include back up and disaster recovery, geological and geophysical application support, and infrastructure, data management and IT consultancy services.

Paradigm has also been awarded a contract from Geopro Technology for the provision of its Sysdrill drilling engineering solution. Sysdrill will be used to model ‘challenging’ wells to reduce cost and improve safety.

Advanced EPM Consulting has achieved an Oracle partner network oil and gas industry ‘specialization’ for deployment of Oracle’s Hyperion enterprise performance management solutions.

The department of petrophysics and borehole geophysics at the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics reports use of Visualization Sciences Group’s Avizo Fire toolkit for visualizing the results of its ‘digital rock physics’ micro-CT scanning studies. Avizo’s ‘skeletonization’ module is used to investigate porosity micro inhomogeneities and pore space tortuosity.

Aveva and Faro have signed an interoperability agreement covering integration between Faro’s laser scan hardware and Aveva’s engineering and design software.

Exprodat has attained Esri ‘gold tier’ status and has secured a new relationship with Esri UK to jointly provide petroleum GIS solutions.

Forum Energy Technologies has signed with DOF Subsea AS for the provision of a ‘VisualSoft’ digital video and pipeline data processing suite for its new multipurpose construction and anchor handling vessel, Skandi Skansen.

Total has completed the roll-out of a prospect assessment solution based on the GeoX system from GeoKnowledge. The new system replaces a legacy in-house developed system. The initial 2011 contract sum is in excess of NOK 8 million. The contract includes bespoke extensions to GeoX and migration of Total’s prospect database.

Hess Corp. has embedded GasBuddy’s OpenStore application in a new ‘Hess Express’ mobile app to provide consumers with deals, coupons, real-time gas prices and traffic information.

Rolta International has integrated its OneView operational analytics suite with P2 Energy Solutions ’ Enterprise Upstream suite.

Acorn Energy unit, DSIT Solutions, is to supply an unnamed Asian client with underwater security systems including diver detection sonar to protect offshore oil platforms, terminals and vessels against underwater intrusion and sabotage. Contract value is estimated as $12.3 million.

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