Digital Oilfield

Drones, robotic swarms, lasers and AI enlisted in Shell’s quest to explore ocean depths

Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:51 PM MDT

XPRIZE has chosen nine finalist teams advancing in the $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a three-year competition challenging teams…

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Canada ‘leapfrogging’ to the front of 5G technology with commitment to wireless innovation

Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:16 PM MDT

OTTAWA - The governments of Canada, Ontario and Quebec are partnering with some of the world's digital heavyweights to usher…

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Cenozon launches InstantChart featuring artificial intelligence technology

Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:10 PM MDT

Calgary-based Cenozon Inc., in an exclusive partnership with Houston-based Peak AI Solutions, has released InstantChart, a chart reading mobile app…

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​‘Netflix for oil’ setting stage for $1 trillion data battle

Monday, March 19, 2018, 11:34 AM MDT

A battle for big data is brewing in the oil patch.The service companies that map underground pockets of oil, drill…

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Cyber-attacks ‘literally happening hundreds of thousands of times a day’: US energy secretary

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:18 PM MDT

Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other…

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​Airscope expands use of drone inspection tech with 3-D modelling

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:31 PM MDT

Inspections and asset visualization company Airscope said it has expanded on the benefits of drone technology by developing computer-generated 3-D…

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Hughes rolls out next gen rapid deploy communications hub for oil field services

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:12 PM MDT

Hughes Network Systems, LLC has been awarded a contract to provide its new HT2900 Rapid Deploy Communications Hub to one…

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Most of blockchain's benefits don't come from blockchain: Bank of Canada paper

Monday, March 12, 2018, 4:21 PM MDT

OTTAWA - A new research paper by a Bank of Canada staffer says most of the proposed benefits of the…

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Tech centre developing next generation of robotics for oil and gas

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:45 PM MST

The U.K.-based Oil & Gas Technology Centre has invested in three robotics projects to transform pressure vessel inspection, which it…

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Crypto miner Bitfarms to invest $193 million in Canadian centres

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:39 PM MST

Backbone Hosting Solutions Inc., a cryptocurrency mining company, said it plans to invest $250 million in computing centres in Sherbrooke,…

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‘Possibilities provided by digitalization will change our industry’: Statoil

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:36 PM MST

An integrated operations support centre and a drilling operations centre will help reach Statoil’s ambition of increasing value creation from…

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ESG Solutions marks record number of passive microseismic events as fracking picks up pace

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 3:07 PM MST

ESG Solutions said its Energy Services Unit has acquired and processed a record number of passive microseismic events in 2017.…

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