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New releases and updates from Yokogawa, Ikon Science, Schneider Electric, Rock Flow Dynamics, Emerson, INT, Esri, ATEK, CGG GeoSoftware, Sercel, Element Analytics, Fieldbit, FracGeo, LMKR, Isatis, KBC, Landmark, CGM Larson, FutureON, Schlumberger, E-Matica, ProcessVision, Quorum Software, Railroad Commission of Texas, RS Energy Group, Siemens, Technical Toolboxes, Vallourec.

Yokogawa has released FAST/TOOLS R10.04, the latest version of its real-time operations management and visualization software as part of its OpreX Control and Safety System family. The scalable scada solution is used in smart IoT-enabled applications and enterprise-wide integrated operations spanning multiple sites and subsystems.

Ikon Science RokDoc 6.6.2 delivers new Deep QI technology, a new portfolio of workflows and solutions that apply machine learning and deep neural networks to subsurface problems.

Schneider Electric has launched Schneider Electric Exchange, a new digital ecosystem for IoT solutions dedicated to solving real-world sustainability and efficiency challenges.

Rock Flow Dynamics has released tNavigator 19.1. More from the release notes.

Emerson has released Roxar Tempest 8.4, the latest version of its integrated reservoir engineering suite.

INT’s GeoToolkit.NET Release 3.9 adds new features that empower developers to build feature-rich applications for upstream data visualization.

Esri ArcGIS Pro 2.3 includes a new deep learning toolset for the ArcGIS Image Analyst that supports image classification and object detection workflows. These can leverage a GPU environment setting to use models generated by deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, CNTK, and Keras. Also new is a 3D empirical Bayesian kriging tool for spatial data interpolation and prediction. A new LocateXT function automates the discovery and extraction of coordinates and place names from unstructured data such as messages, reports and social media.

ATEK Access Technologies’ new TankScan TSU1000 ultrasonic tank monitoring system is a 4G LTE cellular device for remote level monitoring of deployed tanks, totes and containers.

CGG GeoSoftware has released new ‘cloud-ready’ reservoir characterization solutions. Jason 10.0, HampsonRussell 10.4 and PowerLog 10.0 also feature advanced machine learning capabilities and greater cross-product integration. Emerge now offers ‘deep feed forward’ neural networks for better prediction of reservoir properties. An open Python ecosystem in PowerLog enables the routine use of machine and deep learning in facies prediction workflows. The new releases already run on Microsoft Azure and will be available on other cloud platforms ‘real soon now’.

CGG’s Sercel manufacturing arm has announced a distributed acoustic sensing seismic solution, SigmaWave. Designed in partnership with Fotech Solutions, SigmaWave is dedicated DAS solution for borehole seismic applications that enables continuous, real-time, seismic measurements via fiber optic cable.

Element Analytics has announced the Element AssetHub for cloud-based industrial data management. AssetHub ‘integrates, harmonizes and contextualizes time-series data in an efficient, trustworthy and scalable manner, creating a valuable 360-degree view of operations’. ‘Code-free’ functionality connects siloed data produced by industrial assets, such as pumps and compressors, to enterprise systems and data historians, including OSIsoft PI System and Aspen InfoPlus.21.

Fieldbit believes that its AR/VR-based field services solution is ‘ready for take-off’ with the release of HoloLens V2. Augmented reality and smart glasses are set to help professionals view IoT data and collaborate with experts to resolve complex technical issues rapidly.

FracGeo now delivers its DrillPredictor completion optimization solution as a cloud and subscription-based web service. DrillPredictor uses commonly available surface drilling data from any contractor to adapt a frac treatment to subsurface geologic and geomechanical conditions.

LMKR’s GeoGraphix 2019.1 comes with Gverse NOW, a web-based launch platform for all GeoGraphix and GVERSE applications. Gverse NOW is integrated with the core of Halliburton’s iEnergy platform to enable discussions around industry standards and trends. The new release also includes a new Gverse FieldPlanner.

Isatis Neo is Geovariances’ new generation geostatistics package. Neo adds an intuitive user interface to the Isatis geostatistical engine. A tailored petroleum edition addresses reservoir modeling specifics and adds workflows for time-to-depth conversion and spill-point and volumetrics uncertainty analysis.

Petro-SIM 7 from Yokogawa’s KBC arm sees improvements in full stream fluid characterization methods and thermodynamic models, better integration of utility modeling and rigorous hydraulic network modeling capabilities, including wellbore and subsea production systems. Integration with the OSIsoft PI System makes for a PI Asset Framework model automatically synchronized to the process model, said to be a ‘first step toward making Petro-SIM a ‘Digital Twin’ of the asset’. KBC is also working with IIOT platform vendors on cloud-hosted models.

Halliburton/Landmark has announced the Digital Well Program, a combination of DecisionSpace software components running in Landmark’s iEnergy cloud. A microservices-based architecture allows for the assembly of engineering and analytical workflows without the deployment of an entire application. Further customization is available through Landmark’s OpenEarth software-sharing community. The DWP combines business process management tools for the automation of internal business processes. A DecisionSpace business rules engine allows microservices to execute business logic.

A new ‘VizEx Reader’ from CGM Larson is to replace the freeware version. The new subscription license will cost a mere $48.00 per year. The viewer has the same functionality, but with some of the restrictions removed. VizEx Reader supports the ISO binary CGM standard versions 1-4, and industry-specific profiles such as Seismic+, Petroleum PIP and others.

FutureON has released ‘FieldTwin’, a cloud-based platform to realize a digital twin of a subsea field from concept to first oil and beyond. FieldTwin centralizes data into a single source, integrating IoT sensor data into a visual context dashboard for real-time monitoring of equipment statuses, well flowrates and more. FieldTwin is said to connect artificial intelligence and historical data to well-planning, drilling, installation and operations to improve field layouts and concept selection.

The 2019.1 release of Schlumberger’s Petrel E&P software flagship and Studio data management platform deliver significant increases in speed and ergonomics. Studio 2019 provides a new way to extract information from the Petrel platform web server, for integration with business intelligence platforms. Petrel and Studio 2019 are available in the Delfi ‘cognitive’ E&P environment as part of the Petrotechnical Suite providing access to the latest software from a personalized workspace and offering cloud-enabled high-performance computing to optimize workflow execution.

PI Vision from E-Matica is an intuitive web-based application to retrieve, monitor, and analyze OSIsoft PI System data. PI Vision widgets can be assembled into custom displays and shared with other users.

ProcessVision’s PV LineVu is a camera system that can be permanently installed on high pressure natural gas systems. Installed downstream of a gas/liquid separator it provides a live video stream of the gas leaving the separator system. Image processing is used to provide operators with a highly sensitive alarm if there is a break-though contaminating the gas stream. Natural gas contamination events can be used as a process control parameter. Up to 48 cameras can be connected to the site controller.

A new version of Quorum Software’s Mosaic petroleum economics package includes support for Canada’s accelerated investment incentive as proposed in the 2018 fall economic statement. The update enables oil and gas companies to understand the implications of enacting the incentive by running full-cycle economics on reserves and budgets.

The Railroad Commission of Texas’ Public GIS Map Viewer can now display data for multiple wells in a user-defined radius area. Surface and downhole data on multiple wells can now be downloaded and opened with software such as Microsoft Excel. This feature allows anyone to quickly research information for multiple wells in a specifically designated area, rather than one well at a time.

RS Energy Group’s RS Fusion allows clients to blend their own high-resolution horizontal well data with RSEG’s clean, analytics-ready public data, into a ‘true hybrid analytical data set’ that clients can use for modeling and algorithm ‘ingestion’.

Siemens has expanded its Digital Enterprise portfolio to include a new digital service for optimizing plant maintenance. The Lifecycle Management Suite facilitates the consistent planning, execution and documentation of service activities. The cloud-based system can be accessed from mobile terminals for immediate documentation of plant activities. The solution is available through an annual subscription, which allows access to the cloud-based modules.

Technical Toolboxes has released Pipeline HUB to integrate pipeline data and facilitate technical work. The HUB connects Technical Toolboxes’ library of engineering standards and tools to users’ data across the pipeline lifecycle. Integrated maps enable geospatial analysis, visual data reconnaissance and other GIS functionality.

Oil country tubular goods provider Vallourec has unveiled a new e-commerce platform Smartengo. The platform holds some 15 OTG references available for delivery initially in Europe and Africa. The platform is set to expand to more Vallourec OTG references and a world-wide geography.

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