Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is testing a new wirelessly controlled twenty-foot long robot to inspect its gas transmission pipelines as part of the utility's effort to increase pipeline safety throughout their service area.
GE and Lufkin Industries Inc. announced today a joint agreement whereby GE will acquire Lufkin Industries Inc., a leading provider of artificial lift technologies for the oil and gas industry and a manufacturer of industrial gears, for approximately $3.3 billion. Lufkin shareholders will receive $88.50 per share in cash for each of their Lufkin shares.
A recent internal Canadian government audit revealed the country's offshore spill response system is outdated, disorganized, and in need of an overhaul. Despite warnings contained in reports dated back to 2010, little action has been taken. At present, it is estimated 83% of Canada's offshore oil spill response technology is outdated.
Geologists have long used seismology on the bottom of the ocean or have been throwing dynamite from snowmobiles when they look for oil. But now researchers at Centre for integrated petroleum research (CIPR), a joint venture between the University of Bergen (UiB) and Uni Research, have found a new preferred method – using drones to map new oil reserves from the air.
Fielding Systems declared that the newly developed remote SCADA monitoring app and upgrades to ScadaVisor Mobile app is available. The new upgrade is proficient to operate in advanced platforms like iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.
Space Florida has entered into an agreement with Lockheed Martin for conducting advance testing and production of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), which has been named Marlin.
The search for oil and natural gas has intensified with the increasing demand and hence oil companies have been forced to set up oil wells at depths of 4000 meters below the sea level.
Rockwell Automations and its Global Solutions wing has been chosen by Vadxx Energy to offer process engineering solutions and services that will enable Vadxx to fine-tune its proprietary technique to produce natural gas and synthetic crude oil utilizing raw material feedstock wastes based on petroleum at its demonstration facility at Ohio-based Akron.
ABB has entered into a maintenance and service contract with BP Norway for maintaining of the safety and automation equipment in the oil fields of Norwegian continental shelf.
iRobot Corp. has come up with a newly configured Seaglider UUV. The new seaglider has changes that significantly increase the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle’s volume and mass payload capabilities. It can carry four kgs as compared to the two kgs of the original design. The payload volume is also expanded to 21,000 cubic centimeters.