Digital Generation to Enhance O&G Production, Safety
BP poll shows delegates at SPE Intelligent Energy International 2013 believe the digital generation will enable emerging technologies to optimize production and enhance safety management. Oil and gas industry professionals believe that the digital generation will enable emerging technologies to optimize production and enhance safety management, according to a poll conducted today at the SPE Intelligent Energy International 2013 exhibition in Dubai. 93% of participants backed the benefits of digitalization while 7% disagreed. The poll was conducted by BP on the final day of IE2013, which is expected to have attracted more than 2,000 business leaders and senior engineering professionals from across the world.
Fugawi X-Traverse Supports Online Charts
Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced the addition of Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator support to its online Fugawi X-Traverse collection for use with Fugawi navigation software, Apple iPhone and MacENC for Apple OS X. The combination of Fugawi X-Traverse and Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator gives users an unparalleled set of ocean condition tools to identify fish holding locations. The ultimate saltwater fishing tool, Fugawi X-Traverse provides users of the iPhone, PCs or Macs with the most up-to-date water condition detail. Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator provides boaters with unlimited access to the latest sea surface temperature…
About 22% of US Gulf Oil Output Offline Due to Harvey
About 22 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Sunday. Output levels rose slightly from Saturday, when roughly 25 percent of Gulf oil output was offline. The amount of production offline on Sunday was roughly 378,633 barrels of oil per day out of the roughly 1.75 million bpd pumped from the Gulf. About 26 percent of Gulf natural gas production is offline, or about 828 million cubic feet (23.4 million cubic meters) per day, BSEE said. Roughly 105 platforms have been evacuated in the Gulf so far as a result of Harvey, about 14.3 percent of those in the region. Half of the drilling rigs in the Gulf remain evacuated, BSEE said.
Pole Star Upgrades Marine Asset Tracker Software
Pole Star Space Applications, a provider of realtime asset tracking and monitoring systems, has announced the launch of Marine Asset Tracker (MAT) 2.0, the first product released on its next generation Purplefinder Pro software platform. MAT 2.0 is targeted at owners and operators of coastal and inland workboats, tugs and barges and the offshore oil and gas market. It allows users to monitor mixed fleets of tugs, barges, rigs and other assets to manage fleet-wide operations and regulatory requirements.
Risk Intelligence & Pole Star Form Strategic Partnership
Risk Intelligence, a security and piracy intelligence specialist, have announced their strategic partnership with Pole Star Space Applications, a leading provider of realtime asset tracking and monitoring solutions. The companies are working to integrate several solutions, allowing mutual customers to combine the benefits of realtime fleet information with the latest intelligence on piracy and security incidents around the world. The first product will be launched Q1 2014. “There…
Keeping a Grip on Where They Are
Pole Star Space Applications' Marine Asset Tracker (MAT) 2.0 monitors mixed fleets of tugs, barges, rigs & other assets; helps owners manage fleet-wide operations. MAT 2.0 offers a brand new software platform with a sleek user-interface, support for Globalstar, Thuraya and IsatData Pro satellite networks, a range of new satellite tracking devices, flexible service plans and intelligent realtime reporting options. Built on Pole Star’s brand new software platform, Purplefinder Pro, MAT 2.0 delivers an enhanced user experience. The software features intuitive fullscreen Google maps and marine charts, dynamic vessel history trails, graphical weather and zone and overlays, interactive ship tiles and S-AIS data in partnership with ORBCOMM.
INTERSCHALT Debuts Maritime Data Engine Application
INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software and services, as well as the manufacturer of VDR systems, introduces the background application Maritime Data Engine (MDE). 1. All data from one or more ships of a fleet with different data structures, independent of the data source and deployed platform, will be normalized and quickly made usable. 2. The MDE is no proprietary stand-alone solution but an Industry 4.0 compatible network solution that makes realtime data available via the standardized OPC-UA interface for third-party system integration.
Wärtsilä Expands Genius Services Offering
The Wärtsilä Genius service offering now further supports customers' business with the newly launched Wärtsilä Offline vibration analysis service monitors the health of propulsion and other rotating equipment. In addition, Wärtsilä Engine efficiency monitoring service is now available for dual-fuel engines. Wärtsilä Condition based maintenance service has been updated to allow daily follow-up of equipment condition, enabling Wärtsilä to take a more proactive role in supporting the customers' business.
MobileOps Pursuing Maritime Business
Redmond, Wash. based MobileOps, Inc., a software company specializing in the design and development of maritime software applications (dispatch, safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, timecards and analytics), has recently reformed and is now pursuing further business development within the tug and barge, towboat and fishing industries.
C-Nav Launches Tide Measurement Package
C-Nav, a supplier of international GNSS Precise Point Positioning services, announced the launch of its latest GNSS Real-time tide measurement package, C-Tides. The C-Tides suite combines the exceptional vertical accuracy of C-Nav's GNSS Precise Point Positioning service with the latest advanced ocean and coastal tides models. C-Tides Online features real-time filters and vessel dynamics, choice of world-wide Mean Sea Surface or regional reference frame models, and tidal prediction for mission planning, while C-Tides Offline utilities include data smoothing and outlier rejection, harmonic analysis, Doodson X0 filter and a LAT option. www.cnav.com
USN Data Center Hit by Electrical Storm
An electrical storm that hit the evening of June 27 affected the data center at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) and BUPERS On-Line (BOL) was offline until 3 p.m. CST on Wednesday. No data has been impacted or compromised and restoration of the data center is ongoing. Selection board servers have been restored and the boards are operational. Updates will be posted on the NPC website at www.npc.navy.mil. For more information at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (827-5672) or via email UASKNPC@navy.mil.
70+ pct of U.S. GoM Output Offline Ahead of Nate
About 71 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday. Nate is forecast to enter the Gulf and strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall late Saturday in Louisiana, near several major refineries. Oil companies have evacuated staff from Gulf platforms and curtailed output ahead of the storm, with production equaling 1.24 million barrels of crude per day already offline, according to BSEE.
About 13% US Gulf Oil Output Offline Due to Hurricane Nate
About 13 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production remains offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday. That equals about 220,000 barrels per day in production that is offline, according to BSEE. Oil companies evacuated staff from Gulf platforms and curtailed output ahead of the storm, which hit the region last weekend. About 7 percent of U.S. Gulf natural gas production remains offline, BSEE said. (Reporting by Rod Nickel in Houston; Editing by James Dalgleish)
Kongsberg Maritime, SES Form Strategic Alliance
Kongsberg Maritime Inc., the North American division of Norway headquartered marine and offshore technology company Kongsberg Maritime, and Houston headquartered Stress Engineering Services (SES) have formed a strategic alliance to better serve existing and new clients with cost effective engineering services and fully integrated technical solutions within offshore drilling and floating production systems. By combining Stress Engineering Services’ wide-ranging engineering expertise…
New SmartTug Vessel Monitoring Software
Krill Systems, a leading manufacturer of digital marine instrument solutions, announced the release of SmartTug, the third generation vessel monitoring software revolutionizing vessel efficiency and data communication designed for commercial fishing vessels, tugboats and barges. SmartTug aggregates critical vessel sensor data, stores and transmits information to corporate office at a push of a button or automatically at predetermined intervals. Krill’s revolutionary SmartTug gives commercial management operators the control of receiving on-the-spot, trip log data from their captains for accurate readings to quickly calculate profitability per job. Professional maritime operators need to streamline workload while optimize fuel usage for competitive bidding and higher return.
Almost 15 pct of U.S. GoM Output Down Ahead of Storm
About 14.6 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Thursday. Nate is forecast to enter the Gulf and strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall early on Sunday in Louisiana, near several major refineries. Several producers have started evacuating staff from Gulf platforms ahead of the storm, with production equaling 254,607 barrels of oil per day already offline, according to BSEE.
‘Chapplaincy’ for Better Seafarers' Welfare Support
Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has developed ‘Chapplaincy’ a Smartphone App which will enable port chaplains and ship visitors to deliver more effective care to the world’s 1.5 million seafarers. Developed with the support of Augustea Group, Chapplaincy enables real-time activity reporting and maintains a history of ship visits and support provided to seafarers. Data can then be accessed by chaplains in other ports and subject to confidentiality and data protection policies…
New Veslink Premium OnBoard and Agent Portal
At The Posidonia 2010 International Shipping Exhibition, Veson Nautical, provider of Maritime Enterprise Resource Planning (Maritime-ERP) solutions and services, announced two modules for its automated communication service: Veslink Premium OnBoard and Veslink Agent Portal. These two Veslink additions offer shippers, vessel personnel, office staff and port agents a configurable web-based service for collecting and exchanging data vital to successful shipping operations. Veslink Premium OnBoard enables two-way communication between the vessel and onshore office for the collection of vessel reports including position/noon, port activity, departure, and custom reports.
KOGT, IDS Team on Rig Data System
Services (IDS) to provide Oil and Gas operators with the first reporting platform that merges real-time and offline data for delivery via the web to a common interface. KOGT offers a range of high performance information technology solutions for drilling operations, production, reservoirs and the subsea environment. IDS is the largest provider of web-delivered daily drilling, completions, geological and AFE/cost reporting services via its DataNet2 platform. IDS‘ DataNet2 services are bundled with document transfer, a ‘google’ type search engine and the ‘VisNet’ data visualisation tool for ‘dashboard’ presentation and analysis. worked…
Sabine Pass LNG Plant Suffers Outage
Production at Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Louisiana is running well below capacity, resulting in disruption to cargo loadings, trade sources said. Feed gas supply into the liquefaction plant plunged sharply during the weekend, data on the Thomson Reuters Eikon terminal showed. Flows fell to 630 million cubic feet/day on Jan. 19 from 3.2 billion cubic feet/day on Jan. 15. Freezing weather may have disrupted water supply to Sabine Pass, market sources said.
MobileOps Inks Deal with Westar Marine Services
MobileOps, Inc. said it has signed a deal with Westar Marine Services, a tug and barge operator headquartered in San Fransisco with operations in Seattle and all along the West Coast. Westar will utilize the MobileOps Platform across its fleet of tugs and crew boats to further bolster its safety, quality and maintenance initiatives. The MobileOps Platform is a cloud-based subscription solution that includes both a Web Application and an offline-capable iPad application called Voyager.
Cubic Awarded Navy LCS Simulator Training Contracts
Cubic Corporation has received 3 prime contracts from Naval Air Warfare CenterTraining Systems Division. The contracts are for the development of instructor-led (synchronous) and instructor facilitated self-paced (asynchronous) courseware in support of the Littoral Combat Ship Train to Qualify (T2Q) and Train to Certify (T2C) shore-based training requirements for both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship, and for the Mission Packages utilized on both ships. The Littoral Combat Ship program represents the United States Navy’s most advanced designs, capabilities and technologies to create the next generation of surface vessels that can operate in dangerous shallow and near-shore environments.
iOra to Supply Navy Fleet
iOra, supplier of solutions for total information mobility, today announced the US Navy has purchased iOra Mobile Intranet to support the U.S. Navy’s plans to make their Distance Support portal available to Navy personnel while at sea. By using iOra’s Epsilon Technology and two-way offline portal solution, the U.S. Navy can get up-to-date safety information, medical procedures, technical support, and training for onboard personnel to and from its Fleet in a timely manner and in a familiar format that is easy for personnel to use. The result is the U.S. Navy can implement its plans to further improve operational effectiveness and safety procedures for its Fleet.