Sales, partnerships, deployments …

Upstream: Enovate/Beicip-Franlab/Dsider. Ikon Science/Chrysaor Norge. SpectraLogic/USGS. CGG/PGS/TGS. AspenTech/Emerson. Vine Energy/Baker Hughes. Seeq/Microsoft. Drilling: ExxonMobil/Nabors/Canrig. Cognite/BP. BP/Halliburton. Kongsberg Digital/Aker BP. Nekkar/Transocean. Patterson-UTI/Corva. Operations: Schoeller Bleckmann/Velo3D. TotalEnergies/Azur Drones. Chevron/SAP. HUVR Data/Cognite. Cognite/OPEX Group. Infosys/Shell Global Solutions. ConocoPhillips/Luna Innovations. Moxa Europe/Robotron Datenbank. NOV/Librestream/RealWear. Finance: Petroleum Service Corp/OneStream/Perficient. Retail: BP/Checkit. Pilipinas Shell/UXUS. Miscellaneous: HPE/Eni. ONGC/HPE/SAP.


Enovate Upstream has teamed with Beicip-Franlab and Dsider on ‘digital intelligence for the energy transition’. The companies are planning an end-to-end solutions platform for carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS) and geothermal initiatives.

Ikon Science has concluded a frame agreement with Chrysaor Norge for the provision of rock physics modelling services. RokDoc-based projects under the frame agreement will be delivered through Curate, Ikon Science’s cloud-enabled knowledge management solution. Chrysaor is the Norwegian subsidiary of Harbour Energy, the UK’s largest listed independent oil and gas company.

SpectraLogic has supplied the USGS with Spectra Vail, a distributed multi-cloud data management software, along with a Spectra BlackPearl system that stores object data to a 6 petabyte Spectra T950 library. The solution is a component of ScienceBase, the USGS’ collaborative scientific data and information management platform.

CGG, PGS and TGS have announced Versal, a unified seismic data ecosystem giving access to three of the world’s largest multi-client libraries via a single log-in. Versal is an ‘independent, secure, cloud-based, multi-client seismic data ecosystem where clients can access all their data and entitlements in one place’.

An early result from the planned AspenTech/Emerson hook-up sees the combination of Aspen Plus ACM modeler to simulates carbon capture thermal processes alongside Emerson/Paradigm’s geological simulators. The combined solution spans carbon capture and process simulation, logistics supply chain planning and scheduling and subsurface sequestration flow modeling and optimization.

Vine Energy has signed a contract with Baker Hughes to deploy its ProductionLink Edge artificial lift solution across 100 natural gas wells in Louisiana’s Haynesville shale. The automation solution uses advanced analytics and edge technology to boost production and reduce fugitive methane emissions.

Seeq has added support for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, enabling process manufacturing organizations to deploy AML models as add-ons in Seeq Workbench.


Working for ExxonMobil in the US Permian Basin, Nabors’ PACE-R801 concept rig, the ‘world’s first fully automated land drilling rig’, has reached total depth on its first horizontal well. The rig uses Nabors’ proprietary Smart Suite of automated drilling software, along with robotics from its Canrig unit, to create an unmanned rig floor that removes crews from red zone areas and delivers ‘consistent, predictable drilling performance’. More from Nabors.

Cognite is to provide a ‘single consolidated data layer’ for BP’s well operations. The two-year agreement builds on a strategic partnership leveraging Cognite’s Data Fusion industrial dataops platform to optimize well design and workflows.

BP has also deployed Landmark’s Digital Well Program as a core component of its well design optimizer project. DWP is a DecisionSpace 365 cloud application that combines planning and design processes on a ‘single and open’ platform for well delivery.

Kongsberg Digital is to provide Aker BP with an ‘enterprise-scale solution’ for real time data aggregation and visualization, helping Aker BP to improve performance, safety and optimize well operations.

Kongsberg Digital has signed an extended contract with Aker BP for its SiteCom enterprise cloud, a hosted edition of the real-time and historical drilling and well operations data store.

Nekkar has formed an ‘Inteliwell’ joint venture with Transocean to commercialize products and services around a digital well construction solution currently under development. The solution interfaces with a rig’s control system to autonomously execute tasks outlined in the well plan. An integrated real-time platform monitors drilling progress and evaluates conditions in the well, providing feedback to the drilling control system.

Patterson-UTI and Corva have announced a strategic data analytics and visualization collaboration plan that will equip oil and gas producers with the digital tools to drill and complete more ‘productive and profitable’ wells while hitting lower emissions targets. The collaboration will leverage Patterson-UTI’s wellsite and cloud-based data capabilities to enhance Corva’s suite of cloud-based drilling analytics.


Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Technology has purchased an end-to-end 3D printing solution, including the Sapphire printer, from Velo3D. SBO is an EU contract manufacturer specializing in the production of high-value metal parts for the oil and gas industry. SBO’s US unit Knust-Godwin has validated the additive manufacturing technology in its Houston facility and is using its solutions to build production parts for its customers in the aerospace and oil and gas industries. Velo3D has also opened a technical center in Augsburg, Germany.

Following a 2020 proof of concept at its Feyzin, France refinery, TotalEnergies has now certified Azur Drones’ Skeyetech for surveillance, inspection and emergency response.

Chevron working with SAP as a ‘co-innovation’ partner to position itself for the cloud future. Chevron wants to replace its 12 distinct ERP systems with one common platform with standard data and processes running in the cloud. This means ‘positioning itself for whatever comes next’, taking advantage of SAP’s future S/4HANA cloud product.

Digital inspection specialist HUVR Data and Cognite have partnered to provide industrial asset owners new levels of rich data access and analytics, combining HUVR’s inspection workflows with Cognite’s Data Fusion.

Cognite has also teamed with OPEX Group to combine Cognite industrial DataOps with OPEX Group’s cloud-based intelligence solutions, emissions.AI and X-PAS.

Infosys is to be the commercialization partner of the ‘Shell Inventory Optimizer’ developed by Shell Global Solutions. The solution leverages artificial intelligence to optimize warehouse inventory levels based on historical consumption, reduces the time and labor required to complete maintenance operations. Earlier this year, Shell, Equinor and Microsoft announced the Shell Inventory Optimizer, ‘running on Microsoft Azure’. Shell also uses the E2Open network and supply chain applications.

Luna Innovations has announced a new production profiling capability based on Luna’s OptaSense fiber optic sensing products. The new capability is a result of the joint development and licensing of ConocoPhillips’ patented transient analysis technology in combination with Luna’s high-sensitivity, distributed temperature measurements.

A cooperation between Moxa Europe and Robotron Datenbank-Software heralds ‘bundled know-how for IIoT applications’. The solutions cover, inter alia, oil and gas and energy technology. Moxa provides the industrial hardware running on its hardened Industrial Linux OS. Robotron adds various software solutions and platforms for high-performance IIoT applications.

NOV’s TrackerVision utilizes Librestream’s Onsight collaboration solution and RealWear’s hands-free devices to provide remote support to industrial workforces. RealWear’s HMT-1 ruggedized assisted reality device navigates the Librestream software with simple voice commands to record and communicate with remote experts. TrackerVision links the augmented worker with remote experts around the world via NOV’s global aftermarket organization.


Petroleum Service Corp. has selected OneStream Software to streamline and unify its company’s finance operations. PSC will replace Excel with OneStream’s Intelligent Finance platform across planning, reporting and account reconciliations. OneStream partner Perficient implemented the solution which includes a direct connection to NetSuite and integration to ADP.


BP is to deploy Checkit’s intelligent operations platform across 441 forecourts in Australia and New Zealand. The Checkit platform replaces paper-based processes with a mobile to captures the activity of store assistants and provides managers with real-time oversight. The platform includes automated monitoring via fridge-mounted sensors and handheld temperature probes to enhance food safety, reduce waste and save time spent on manual checking routines. Checkit has been in use at some 320 BP forecourts in the UK for the past 18 months.

A ‘Site of the Future’ in the Philippines launched by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. in Cavite is set to become a blueprint for Shell mobility stations worldwide. SotF is the result of Shell’s collaboration with international retail design agency UXUS which ‘emphasized attention to convenience, sustainability, and customer well-being’. The station includes a cyclists’ area, high technology vehicle-servicing and digital payments.


HPE has upgraded Eni’s HPC4 supercomputer, delivered ‘as a service’ from the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. Eni will house the new HPC4 in the Ferrera Erbognone, Italy. The system is built on HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 Plus servers 10 petabytes of storage including the Cray ClusterStor E1000 storage system and the HPE Data Management Framework.

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has also selected an HPE GreenLake to run its SAP S/4 HANA environment. ONGC claims one of the largest SAP implementations in the world, hosted on the GreenLake platform in ONGC data centers. More on GreenLake from HPE.

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