Research & Innovation

PGNiG and AGH are jointly developing a new drilling technology

07.06.2018 MiniDrill is an innovative solution that can increase hydrocarbon production and reduce drilling costs. The project’s first phase has just been completed. The innovative technology would involve drilling a large number of parallel small-diameter boreholes using a high-pressure jet of water. Such boreholes would go as far as 200 metres from existing, traditionally drilled vertical wells. ‘MiniDrill is a

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Turkmenistan has developed a new method for producing sulfur concrete and polymer concrete from gas sulfur

01.06.2018 A group of scientists from the Institute of chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan has developed a method for producing sulfur concrete and polymer concrete from gas sulfur and industrial waste processing of this substance. This is reported by the electronic newspaper “Turkmenistan: Golden age”. The new construction and road material is a sulfur-mineral composition, which, along

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ABB to invest €100 million in global innovation and training campus

ABB makes largest organic investment in industrial automation at home of B&R in Austria €100 million investment shapes ABB’s leadership position in machine and factory automation Investment in the development of the factory of the future to create 1,000 new jobs State-of-the-art innovation and training campus to be built in Eggelsberg, Austria, by 2020 ABB builds on the B&R success

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Schlumberger Introduces New Perforating Gun System

Tempo instrumented docking perforating gun system increases well productivity by efficiently deploying maximum payloads THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS, March 27, 2018—Schlumberger today introduced the Tempo* instrumented docking perforating gun system at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition. This groundbreaking combination of a plug-in gun design with real-time advanced downhole measurements enables and monitors the well’s dynamic underbalance

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First Person: Oilfield Success of “Millennials” in the 1970s Might Offer Encouragement Today

Ednarina jackup rig. Source: Peter Lovie Starting out In early 1970, a 29-year-old legal immigrant, with 3 years in Houston, a master of applied mechanics degree, a new PE license in Texas, a perceived opportunity, and no capital, started a consulting engineering company in the petroleum industry. Four years later, the company had grown a team of brainy “millennials” and

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BP Technology Outlook 2018

BP today published the second edition of the BP Technology Outlook. The report considers the potential impact of advances in technology throughout the global energy system to 2050, without predicting policy. It explores five areas where BP believes technology can play a game-changing role: Energy efficiency; digital; renewable power; energy storage; and decarbonized gas. Key conclusions from the BP Technology

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Canada Federal funding for GHGMap project

Vancouver’s clean technology sector receives a boost. Three clean technology organizations receive more than $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada. March 15, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Western Economic Diversification Canada – Three local companies will benefit from strategic investments to help grow the Canadian clean tech industry, protect the environment and create jobs in British Columbia.

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Man-made earthquake risk reduced if fracking is 895m from Geological faults

(9 March 2018 )The risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking is greatly reduced if high-pressure fluid injection used to crack underground rocks is 895m away from faults in the Earth’s crust, according to new research. The risk of man-made earthquakes due to fracking is greatly reduced if high-pressure fluid injection used to crack underground rocks is 895m away from

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Publications Highlight February 2018

February 28, 2018 / Fari Mahdavi Over the past six months Energy Pipelines CRC researchers have published 16 scientific journal papers, 2 conference papers, 3 theses and 1 book chapter to share and exchange their ideas and findings with the scientific community. A full listing of the publications can be found on the Energy Pipelines CRC website. Summaries of two

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Collaboration and Impact in Research Program 4

February 28, 2018 Energy Pipelines CRC research programs have been recognised throughout the years for the quality of collaborative relationships as well as the impact of industry driven outcomes. In this edition, Research Program 4, covering Public Safety and Security of Supply research projects has been summarised and examined to highlight the impact this research has had, and will continue

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Sailbuoy- a tool for the development of ocean industries

Our Sailbuoy (produced by Offshore Sensing) and two other unmanned ocean vehicles (gliders) will be deployed outside Bodø next week. The vehicles will be operating on the Norwegian shelf, in Vestfjorden and outside the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands. 28.02.2018 by Gunn Janne Myrseth Ill.: Unmanned ocean vehicles collect field data and transfer via satellite on shore (3D visualization by Kongsberg

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Supply chain management survey indicates greater pressure on companies to demonstrate sustainability

Companies are struggling to take efficient action across their supply chains, while facing increased demands from stakeholders. Published: 21 February 2018 Author: Brit Ingvild Holmem Keywords: Business Assurance Contact: Joacim Vestvik-Lunde Senior Communications Officer, DNV GL – Business Assurance Luca Crisciotti, CEO of DNV GL – Business Assurance. The survey investigated how companies are approaching supply chain sustainability and how

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Business leaders report urgent need for cybersecurity skills as digital talent gap widens

New research shows corporate demand for cybersecurity skills is rising faster than internal supply, with innovative thinking needed to plug the gap – both in the acquisition and retention of key talent  Paris, February 21, 2018 – A new report by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute highlights an urgent and growingcybersecurity talent gap, calling for new recruitment and retention strategies to

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UK fracking industry would need strict controls to minimise spill risk

(19 February 2018) Strict controls would be “a necessity” to minimise the risk of spills and leaks from any future UK shale gas industry, according to new research. The recommendation comes from scientists who have investigated the possible risk of spills from well sites and tankers used to transport chemicals and contaminated fluids to and from fracking sites. The research,

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Opto 22 announces world’s first Edge Programmable Industrial Controller: groov EPIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janice Colmer, Marketing Specialist 800-321-6786 jcolmer@opto22.com Copies of this release and related photographs: http://www.opto22.com/site/pressroom.aspx Opto 22 announces world’s first Edge Programmable Industrial Controller: groov EPIC Completely new system brings the future of automation to the present by combining guaranteed-for-life I/O, real-time control, local and remote HMI, and industrial/IT data exchange in a compact, industrial package Temecula,

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Toward the Tipping Point: New Research Provides a Reality Check

13 Feb 2018 Technology Radar 2018 report – launched today – analyses the sizeable impacts in the next five years and beyond. It provides answers from leading industry experts on their optimism, concerns and investment outlook on tomorrow’s energy mix. If there were doubts that renewable energy sources could ever compete effectively with oil, natural gas and coal in power

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New research: Water replaces organic chemicals in method to clean steelmaking coal for testing

Vancouver, BC – February 7, 2018 – New research from Geoscience BC and the Canadian Carbonization Research Association (CCRA) is showing how replacing organic chemicals with water, a pail and some shaking could reduce risk and provide more accurate assessments when testing coal used in steelmaking. The first phase of new research into the ‘Roben Jig’ process is now complete,

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Dassault Systèmes Accelerates the Global Industry Renaissance with Launch of Online Marketplace

Dassault Systèmes officially launches the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace, its online ecosystem for industrial services and content providers • Fifty digital manufacturers with more than 500 machines and 30 million components from 600 suppliers will help businesses leverage new ways to innovate • With the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace, Dassault Systèmes brings to the industrial world an online trading platform as disruptive as the

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Recent Publications By Energy Pipelines CRC Researchers

January 31, 2018 In addition to numerous detailed research reports provided to the APGA RSC member companies, Energy Pipelines CRC researchers have published the outcomes of their research in the form of journal and conference papers, books, theses, etc. Over the past 6 months, 16 scientific journal papers, 2 conference papers, 3 theses and 1 book chapter have been published

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New Working paper on Power Sector Reform and Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

(30 January 2018) This working paper by DEI co-Director, Prof Tooraj Jamasb, and DEI Fellow, Dr Manuel Llorca, investigates whether electricity sector reforms in SubSaharan African countries have mitigated or exacerbated corruption. The results suggest that well-designed reforms do boost economic performance of the sector.  In order to reduce the influence of corruption on electricity sector performance, most SubSaharan African countries

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