Digital Oilfield

Bitcoin mining aids unexpected revolution in Iceland as data centres become new tech incubators

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 3:33 PM MDT

After devouring nearly as much energy as all of Iceland’s households combined, Bitcoin miners may be about to return something…

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Tiny sensors may help avert earthquake damage, ‘listens’ for pipeline leaks

Friday, June 29, 2018, 3:07 PM MDT

Tiny sensors being developed in a Simon Fraser University lab could help to give a pre-emptive head’s up to an…

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EDF virtual reality technology targets methane leaks with digitally-simulated wellsite

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 4:52 PM MDT

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has released a new “find and fix” virtual reality (VR) experience that will debut at the…

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ExxonMobil joins PIDX, advances the digital era in oil and gas

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 4:24 PM MDT

ExxonMobil has joined the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange, Inc. (PIDX), which will allow it to help drive the agenda for…

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SNC-Lavalin aw​arded global analysis services deal by BP global wells organization

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 4:11 PM MDT

The combined SNC-Lavalin and Atkins business has been awarded a five-year framework contract by BP global wells organization for global…

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In industry first, Diamond Offshore launches blockchain drilling service

Monday, June 25, 2018, 4:12 PM MDT

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has launched a Blockchain Drilling service, the first application of blockchain technology in the offshore drilling…

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Equinor partners with Microsoft for cloud services from new data centres in Norway

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 3:43 PM MDT

Equinor has partnered with Microsoft to develop new digital solutions for the oil and gas industry. Microsoft will provide expertise…

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Trudeau government to kick off talks towards national strategy on big data

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:50 PM MDT

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government will take fresh steps Tuesday toward equipping the country for the rapidly advancing era of…

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Quebec hikes power prices for crypto miners to halt new requests

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:33 PM MDT

Quebec will make electricity prohibitively expensive for cryptocurrency miners until it figures out how to deal with a surge in…

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Canadians at risk of being 'data cows' absent big data strategy, documents show

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:15 PM MDT

OTTAWA – Artificial intelligence could give internet giants like Facebook and Amazon even more power to reshape the Canadian economy,…

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NOV launches intervention and stimulation equipment condition monitoring, predictive maintenance services

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:08 PM MDT

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. has launched GoConnect condition monitoring services for intervention and stimulation equipment. The service provides real-time process…

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Drillinginfo acquires research and database business, expands market analysis and deal valuation

Friday, June 15, 2018, 4:27 PM MDT

Drillinginfo has acquired 1Derrick and PLS's research and database business, two highly visible companies in the oil and gas industry…

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