Sales, partnerships …

Accenture, P97 Networks, Aker Solutions, Nvidia, Ansys, Kongsberg Maritime, Bureau Veritas, Bourbon, eDrilling, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Fat Finger, Geologix, IBM Services, KBR, BHGE, Maana, Met Office, Kongsberg Digital, Orchestrade, Pason, Recon Technology, Sabic, HTE, Seeq, Altira, Siemens, SparkCognition, TIBCO, IHS Markit, Transect, DrillingInfo, Wood, Emerson, Sapien Cyber, PSE, ChemTech, INT, TechnipFMC, IFPen, ConocoPhillips.

Accenture has invested in an alliance with P97 Networks to develop digital solutions for major and independent oil and gas, automobile and fuels forecourt retail companies.

Chevron has selected Aker Solutions for the FEED on its Jansz-Io field offshore Australia.

Nvidia Quadro has moved to the cloud allowing engineers to run Ansys Discovery Live on virtual machine images and perform real-time simulations from a web-based device.

Following successful trials, Kongsberg Maritime, Bureau Veritas and Bourbon have jointly launched a new solution for dynamic positioning system performance and redundancy audits.

Equinor has awarded eDrilling a one-year contract extension for its WellAhead drilling optimization software.

ExxonMobil and Microsoft are to combine their technical and engineering expertise with cloud and data analytics capabilities to help drive growth in the Permian and serve as a model for additional implementation across the US and abroad. The use of Microsoft technologies by ExxonMobil’s XTO Energy subsidiary will make its Permian Basin operations ‘the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud technology’.

Tech start-up Fat Finger has been chosen by an unnamed oil and gas supermajor to digitize procedures in refineries and the oil field around the globe.

Geologix Ltd. is to provide Blue Eagle Lithium an integrated asset management system for its lithium extraction activities.

Vivo Energy (Shell’s licensee in Africa) has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA.

ExxonMobil has selected KBR to provide detailed EPC services for the offsites and interconnecting units as part of the crude expansion project at its Beaumont Refinery on the US Gulf Coast.

KBR has been awarded a technical verification and open book estimate engineering, procurement, and construction contract by Pieridae Energy for a two train 10 MMTPA LNG facility at Goldboro, Nova Scotia.

KBR has chosen BHGE’s gas turbine technology as a component of its standardized mid-scale LNG design. Both companies will leverage their service portfolios to provide standard, low capex LNG solutions for grassroots and existing LNG assets.

Maana’s Knowledge Platform is now integrated with Microsoft Azure, making Azure services and tools available to all Maana customers and application developers.

The UK Met Office and Kongsberg Digital have partnered to offer meteorological and oceanographic data to customers, independent software developers and other users of the Kognifai ecosystem in the maritime market.

Engie Global Markets has selected Orchestrade Financial Systems’ solution to manage its front-end deal management system at its financial and commodities business, including physical gas, power and derivatives.

Pason reports some 200 active rigs running its Drilling Intelligence software. Drilling Intelligence bundles Pason’s Autodrillers, ABBL directional advisor, the ExxonMobil Drilling Advisory System and Pivot, a pipe oscillation system for improving slide drilling.

Recon Technology has won an additional two bids totalling some RMB 2.3 million to procure and import ‘customized instruments’ for China Energy’s coal and chemical business.

Sabic and HTE have announced a five-year extension of their umbrella research agreement to increase efficiency through digitalization and high throughput technologies in petrochemicals catalysis R&D.

Seeq and Altira are teaming to bring advanced analytics to operators. Pioneer Natural Resources and Devon Energy presented their use of Seeq applications at the ARC Advisory Group Industry Forum 2019. Seeq has expanded its integration and partnership with Siemens, demonstrating self-service analytics working with Siemens process automation products.

Siemens is to install a state-of-the-art remote diagnostic service for Gail India covering 29 gas turbines operating across the Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur pipeline and the Vijaipur C2/C3 Plant.

AkerBP has deployed SparkCognition’s SparkPredict on its offshore production platforms to enhance AI applications in its ‘Cognitive Operation’ initiative, a new upstream transformation project.

TIBCO and IHS Markit are to provide advanced analytics to the energy industry through TIBCO Spotfire and related technologies.

Transect and DrillingInfo are to collaborate to improve environmental due diligence for the energy market. Users will have access to the Drillinginfo platform from DI Plus, GeoData Services or DI Direct Access.

Wood has been awarded an $8 million contract by Adnoc for the pre-FEED of a new state-of-the-art refinery in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, set to become the ‘world’s largest refining and petrochemicals complex.’

BHGE has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Petroleum to expand its presence in the country and to support Qatar Petroleum’s Tawteen Program.

Emerson and Repsol are teaming on advanced subsurface geophysical technologies for the oil and gas industry including a joint investment in R&D. Repsol is to implement Emerson’s E&P software suite across its global exploration program.

Woodside has invested in Sapien Cyber, a Western Australian technology company specializing in the protection and security of critical infrastructure.

PSE has teamed with ChemTech to couple artificial intelligence with advanced process models in support of ‘look-ahead’ advisory tools for operators of large petrochemicals plants. PSE’s gPROMS will be combined with ChemTech’s OptimEase AI and data analytics system. ChemTech’s primary company goal is ‘to replace human operators of chemical plants with AI-based systems’.

INT and Total have signed a five-year partnership agreement for a data visualization and analysis platform and software libraries.

TechnipFMC and IFPen have extended their partnership for innovation and technological developments.

ConocoPhillips is to contribute a $3 million grant for data science college coursework to Oklahoma State, Houston and Texas Universities.

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