Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 57
In this issue: The future of Total’s drilling project near the Amazon Reef, Trump’s plans to loosen US safety regulations, decommissioning the Brent field, new findings on Arctic spill response, cyber security for offshore installations, smart textiles for protective worker clothing, and more.
GE & Noble look to the Digital Rig to cut expenditure
General Electric and Noble Corporation recently announced a partnership to collaborate on a Digital Rig solution. The product will enable data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics with the aim of reaching a 20% reduction in operational expenditure across all their rigs. Patrick Kingsland spoke to Andrew McKeran, marine executive at GE’s Marine Solutions.
Big Oil and the Amazon: a tale of two discoveries
Total’s plans to drill near Brazil’s newly discovered Amazon Reef have suffered a setback after the federal prosecutor of the state of Amapá has recommended the suspension of environmental licensing for their planned deepwater drilling project. But what are the economic and environmental elements in play in this multi-faceted drama as Total and its partners await the verdict?
June's top stories: BP, Reliance’s $6bn investment, Rosneft hit by Cyberattack
BP and Reliance announced plans to invest $6bn in deepwater gas resources in India, Russian oil producer Rosneft was hit by Cyberattack, Statoil gained approval for Njord and Bauge fields in Norwegian Sea. Offshore-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June 2017.
Smart clothing for offshore workers
A former health and safety officer has developed a new smart textile, the Centurion 3, to protect offshore workers in emergencies. So how does it work?