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OSIsoft, P97 Networks, ZipLine, Intertek, Intellicheck Mobilisa, Fluor, Rock Solid Images, Hitachi, SK Engineering, Wood Group, Aveva, Capgemini, Schlumberger, Geospace, GSE Systems, Meridium, Vesta Partners, Sharecat, Tendeka, WellDog, Weatherford, Yokogawa, Dell, FMC Technologies.

OSIsoft continues with its enterprise agreement (EA) with Shell for the supply of operational intelligence infrastructure. The EA covers Shell’s process efficiency, quality improvement, asset health, energy management, safety and regulatory compliance. An EA licensee also gets priority access to OSIsoft’s technology transfer services.

P97 Networks (developer of PetroZone) and ZipLine have formed a strategic partnership to provide ‘bi-lateral certification’ of interfaces and collaboration on mobile e-commerce deployments to oil company and retail merchant customers. The partnership leverages the ‘Microsoft retail fuels and marketing reference architecture.’ P97 also announces that Sinclair Oil Co. is to deploy the PetroZone mobile commerce platform across its 1,400 US gas stations.

Intertek is providing testing, inspection, and measuring services to support the new Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta fields’ FPSO located in deep-water Block-17 off northern Angola. Intertek also provided the flow measurement services for the 36” crude oil fiscal metering system.

Intellicheck Mobilisa has sold its IM2610 Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Plus readers to a ‘leading US refinery’ located in California. The web-hosted system provides TWIC card authentication and a driver’s license reading capability.

Fluor Corp. has received a $1.3 billion engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction contract from Fort Hills Energy for the utilities scope of the Fort Hills oil sands mining project. The project is located about 90 kilometers north of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Fluor has booked the contract for 2014.

In collaboration with OMV Norge, Rock Solid Images has developed tailored workflows for lithology and fluid prediction, integrating seismic, well and controlled source electro-magnetic data with geology. The techniques were used in pre-drill analyses in the Barents Sea where the OMV-operated Hanssen well’s fluid type was ‘accurately predicted.’

Hitachi Solutions Canada has implemented its Microsoft Dynamics AX-based ERP solution at Strike Energy Services of Calgary. The project included Hitachi’s ‘Build//AX’ solution for the EPC/construction sector.

SK Engineering & Construction has implemented Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise solution to optimize its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) process systems for project control and execution.

Wood Group PSN has been awarded a contract by Woodside for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services on the Karratha Gas Plant Life Extension Program, Western Australia. Scope of work includes modification and refurbishment of all of Woodside’s onshore and offshore assets.

Aveva and Capgemini have signed a global alliance agreement for the joint provision of services to asset-intensive industries including oil and gas. The alliance targets increased efficiency in construction, revamp and modification projects. For new-build projects, Aveva’s integrated engineering and design solution promises rapid project setup, clash-free 3D design and real-time collaboration across different locations and disciplines.

Enhanced Oil Resources has signed a letter of intent with Schlumberger whereby the latter will conduct an in-depth technical evaluation of the potential redevelopment of the Milnesand and Chaveroo oil fields, New Mexico. The study is to be performed at Schlumberger’s expense and, if successful, will likely result in a ‘comprehensive services agreement to be negotiated by both parties.’

Geospace is to rent out 4,000 stations of its cableless OBX ocean bottom seismic acquisition system to a ‘major international seismic contractor’ for a 180 day contract expected to launch in January 2015.

GSE Systems reports Q4 2014 oil and gas industry contract awards totaling over $3.0 million. These include the supply of the EnVision tutorials and simulators to a new oil and gas training center in Kazakhstan, an engineering and operations company in Nigeria and a major oil refiner in Belgium.

Meridium has expanded its alliance with SAP service provider Vesta Partners to help customers extend their SAP deployments with Meridium’s asset performance management solutions.

Statoil has extended its corporate information management contract with Sharecat, for one more year, until the end of August 2015. Sharecat will provide Statoil with SAP Material Codification, Material Maintenance, Data Cleansing and other work with Material Master. This includes services across multiple and concurrent projects to collect and classify contractor equipment and parts information, ensuring quality of information required to optimize plant operations and maintenance.

Tendeka has entered an ‘exclusive strategic agreement’ with Beijing Wallgate Information Technology to deliver digital oilfield capabilities to key operators in China. The agreement will see Tendeka’s leading edge intelligent well technology installed in multiple wells over a minimum period of two years.

WellDog Pty. announces that it has been working with Shell over the past eighteen months to develop a new ‘technical service’ for locating natural gas and natural gas liquids in shale formations. Shell is now leading beta trials of the technique.

Weatherford International has licensed the Ikon Science RokDoc RT suite for use across its global rig-based real-time pore pressure specialists. RokDoc RT helps recalibrate the well plan to the actual formation characteristics and boundaries that have been encountered while drilling.

Yokogawa has signed a contract with Dell for the global provision of PC models that are selected and customized for Yokogawa use. Yokogawa will offer high end systems that combine Dell PCs and Yokogawa industrial automation system-related products.

FMC Technologies has signed a long term frame agreement with Wintershall Norge for the supply of subsea production systems for its developments offshore Norway. A $280 million call-off under the agreement, covering subsea equipment for the Maria field, has been awarded.

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