Sales, partnerships, deployments

RMS for Digital Geologi. FPT/Halliburton Digital Factory. GeoSoftware, AWS in China. Kongsberg Digital and Shell. Eye-bot Aerial and Veerum. BHC3 for MEG Energy SAGD. NexTier and Silixa. Nanjing Recon and CNPC. Synergistics and Seeq. Schlumberger and Aveva. Equinor and Rosneft. Equinor and MiQ. Shell, Windward. Unioil, Chevron and P97 Networks. Shell, Bentley Nevada. Texas A&M, ConocoPhillips.


Norwegian consultancy Digital Geologi has used Emerson’s Emerson RMS Modeling software to interpret a ground penetrating radar site survey of an industrial reclamation project. A waste oil handling facility is to be transformed into a ‘bijou’ residential and commercial complex. The 3D model eliminated the need to acquire costly extra geotechnical ground penetration data, ‘leading to savings of some 25-50% of the subsurface analysis cost’. More from Emerson.

Vietnam-based system integrator FPT has entered a collaboration agreement with Halliburton to launch a dedicated Landmark practice of over 150 developers, data scientists, and cloud engineers. The ‘digital factory’ will build and deploy customer-specific AI/ML solutions, extending DecisionSpace 365 cloud applications. The collaboration leverages FPT’s workforce in 26 countries, mixing on-site, nearshore, and offshore delivery models. More from FTP.

A deal between GeoSoftware (formerly a CGG unit) and Amazon Web Services heralds the availability of the eponymous portfolio of reservoir characterization and petrophysical interpretation solutions on AWS China. The services are operated by local Amazon partners NWCD (Ningxia region) and Sinnet (Beijing region).


Kongsberg Digital and Shell have entered into a partnership agreement to ‘collaborate and accelerate digital solutions and transformation for well delivery and performance’. Shell has utilized Kongsberg Digital’s real-time data products in its global wells portfolio for several years. No mention of OSDU in the release although Kongsberg is an OSDU Forum member.


Eye-bot Aerial Solutions and Veerum have formed a partnership to deliver 3D datasets to the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors. The datasets, derived from drone and ground-based data collection combine with Veerum’s asset management and visualization software. More from Eye-bot.


Baker Hughes and C3 AI have deployed an ‘enterprise AI solution’ at MEG Energy to improve the efficiency of thermal production operations. MEG Energy is working to reduce energy and water use and greenhouse gas intensity. BHC3’s AI solutions ‘improve the efficiency of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) production’.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions’ newly-launched IntelliStim fracturing optimization system has completed its first project for an unnamed major operator in the Mid-Continent region. IntelliStim includes NexTier’s NexHub digital technologies that allows users to monitor completion operations in real time, including downhole visualizations, to verify that a frack is performing as planned. The ‘Corva’ visualization and Carina fiber sensing solution from Silixa also ran.


Recon Technology unit Nanjing Recon Technology has won a maintenance contract for a combustible toxic gas alarm system from CNPC/Yunnan Petrochemical Co. Total contract amount is RMB 4.08 over four years. More from Recon.

Synergistics Digital Solutions has partnered with Seeq on advanced analytics solutions for process industries including oil and gas. More from Seeq and Synergistics.

Silixa has deployed what is claimed to be the world’s first subsea DAS* installation, Carina Subsea 4D, on BP’s Atlantis Phase 3 development. The system has been installed in two wells, and installation is continuing over the rest of the field.

* Fiber optical digital acoustic sensing.

Schlumberger and Aveva are teaming on ‘edge, AI and cloud solutions’. Initial focus involves streaming data from the Aveva PI System (formerly OSIsoft) into Schlumberger’s Delfi E&P environment to ‘better manage equipment health and optimize performance’. The Schlumberger-backed Agora ‘Edge AI and IoT Solutions’ provider is also involved.

Equinor and Rosneft have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop low carbon solutions and reduce the carbon footprint from joint projects to support the goals of the Paris Agreement. More from Equinor.

ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with non-profit MiQ, a partnership between RMI, ‘formerly’ the Rocky Mountain Institute, and SystemIQ, to begin the certification process for natural gas produced at its Permian Basin facilities at Poker Lake, New Mexico. Certified natural gas validates emissions reduction efforts and helps customers meet their emissions goals.  ExxonMobil has expanded the use of aerial LiDARTM imaging and SOOFIE methane detection technologies in the region and is evaluating additional next-generation applications, including satellites and artificial intelligence, as part of its ongoing initiatives to find ‘smarter and faster’ ways to detect and mitigate emissions.


Shell International Trading and Shipping is to integrate Windward’s AI-powered predictive intelligence solution to streamline trade compliance. The solution provides a ‘know your vessel’ due diligence process to ensure that potential business partners are not a compliance risk. Windward’s algorithms are based on ‘300 behavioral analytics models and over 10 billion data points’. Windward also recently signed with BP, OQ Trading and Freepoint Commodities.


Unioil Petroleum Philippines has selected P97 Networks to enhance its Unioil Mobile App with point of sale to fuel pump integration, loyalty card integration, mobile payment integration, offers, rewards, station locator and fuel price comparison functionality.

Chevron is also to deploy P97 Networks’ technology ‘to make every-day transactions for purchasing fuel and food or participating in loyalty offers as simple as unlocking your smartphone’.

Shell announces the launch* of VitalyX, ‘powered by Shell’ and Bentley Nevada, a Baker Hughes business. VitalyX combines Shell Remote Sense lubricant analysis expertise with Bently Nevada’s 60-year experience in condition monitoring and protection to offer an early warning system that remotely monitors oil quality to increase machine uptime.

* Curiously, VitalX was announced at the 2019 GE Oil and Gas event as ‘co-developed by BHGE and the Emirates National Oil Company’.


Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) has received a $1 million grant from ConocoPhillips to support the development of an Undergraduate Certificate in Data Analytics for the Petroleum Industry (CERT-DAPI). TAMIDS and the Department of Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering are to manage the program. More from ConocoPhillips.

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