Interesting as it is to ponder flying or subsea drones, or even walking past a robot on an offshore platform, the future of the North Sea is just as much about strides in data and digitalisation.
Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas and robotics company ANYbotics are co-developing a four-legged dog-like robot for autonomous robotic inspection at offshore oil and gas platforms.
Stena Drilling has awarded Independent Data Services (IDS) a six-figure deal to upgrade its fleet with a “world-first” data system.
In a world where control and COVID together seem an oxymoron, Steve Bruce, Product Director at Idox shares his insights into where and how energy players can exert tighter control over projects to reduce cost and risk.
A successful test in the North Sea aboard a drilling platform named after a fairy tale princess promises to reduce the number of people needed on offshore rigs and shift those jobs to control centers onshore.
Unite’s assistant general secretary has been told by his Danish counterpart to prepare for certain offshore jobs to be lost as automation comes through the industry.
A new initiative could have Aberdeen leading efforts to recover up to 27billion barrels of oil worldwide, according to the Oil, and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC).
A new report, billed as the world’s largest analysis of recruitment trends and employment in the energy sector, says 77% of professionals are positive around automation and digitisation, “overriding concerns about job security”.