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UNLOCKING DIGITAL SUCCESS We develop cutting-edge digital solutions to streamline and automate complex multi-faceted processes. Combining deep industry expertise with Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, our intelligent systems provide real-time visibility to improve performance. Fennex – Digitally enhancing operational efficiency.

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INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ANNUAL 2021 Global Design Innovation (GDI): Egineering Innovation - 4 Boston Dynamics: Automate sensing & inspection - 6 OMNI (an ICR company): Digitising asset integrity lifecycle - 9 Arnlea: Standarising your processes, transforming decision making - 10

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Eelume: Reshaping underwater operations - 12 Avalone Consultants: The Avalone Blockchain - 14

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FutureOn: Digtial twin, revolutionising real-world operations - 16 Intelligent Plant: Industrial APP store leads the way - 18 Ocean Infinity: The world’s largest uncrewed fleet - 20 Intertek: Dig data analytics - 22 Spectis Robotics: Safe remote inspection - 24 Resman: Digitising the wellbore - 25

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Brainnwave: Insights from your data - 28 OSP Cyber Academy: Online cyber security training - 30 EC-OG: Subsea battery storage - 33 Imrandd: Effective asset management solution - 34 EDR Medeso: Simulation technology - 35 Fennex Limited: Improve operational performance - 36

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Safe Influx: Automated well control - 38 HydraWell: Advanced downhole solutions - 40 Surface Corrosion Consultants Ltd: New surface Asset Management APP - 42 Mysep: Deploy rigorous separation modelling - 44 Solab IT Services: Record vital day to day operations data - 46 3t Transform: Training and competence management software - 48 Innovair: Specialist survey & inspection solutions - 50

KENNY DOOLEY MAIN EDITOR Welcome to 2021 Over the past nine months there has been a number of prohibitive forces acting on the Energy sector, which have resulted in huge challenges to us all in trying to meet our old objectives with new methodologies. We therefore owe a huge debt of gratitude to those that are responsible for enabling our continued progress and remote working life with their innovation and technology.

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The pandemic has made it very difficult to plan anything as we go in and out of lockdown, returning to work and then back to home working again and with job security and investment decisions for the sector under threat, it has been very difficult to find the light at the end of tunnel. However, one thing we are always confident about is the Energy sector’s ability to innovate and as “Necessity is the mother of invention”, it has been clear to see that our need has once again been met as we all now rely almost entirely on technology to execute our professional objectives.

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Since launching OGV Energy, we have always taken a firm interest in new technologies and have shared these breakthroughs with our audience as part of the “Innovation Zone” in our monthly publication “OGV Energy Magazine”, however the sheer number of videos, animations and social media posts that we have seen over the past few months demonstrating how the sector is progressing, has provided the OGV Energy team with a fresh impetus to release our first “Innovation and Technology in Energy, Annual”, which we hope will grow each year and provide ever more thought provoking concepts.

We are therefore delighted to champion the Energy Sector’s ability to harness our collective ingenuity and overcome all challenges and share with you the innovations and ground breaking concepts that are likely to define 2021, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! @OGVENERGY

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INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY ANNUAL 2021 SURVEY, ENGINEERING, FABRICATION & CONSTRUCTION

ENGINEERING. INNOVATION. Global Design Innovation GDi offers ultra-efficient technology led and safety driven delivery solutions to its clients. The company was created to support the safety, integrity and cost challenges of Operators in the UKCS mature basin. We have in-house survey, design, engineering, fabrication, construction and inspection capability. Delivering tailored engineering solutions, GDi provides its clients with a cost effective means of safely and efficiently maintaining their assets by utilising the latest technology to streamline workflows and increase uptime.

Company Details Website: www.globaldi.co.uk Email: enquiries@globaldi.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1224 050 060 Address: 13 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YL, Scotland, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2019

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GDi use the latest laser scanning equipment that permits high precision 3D measurement and imaging. Through our novel approach to capturing entire asset datasets we maximise efficiencies and reduce costs. Our multi-discipline engineering solutions are delivered via our part-automated design process. This process significantly reduces the time and cost required to execute engineering deliverables. Our 14,000 square foot fabrication facility is based in Aberdeen Scotland, with our construction experience we provide a One Stop Shop solution.

Reduce Cost & Manpower. Improve Quality.


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GDI VISION GDi provides clients with access to a web-based visual platform. Through this technology, we build a digital walkthrough of the asset to view the 360° HD photography. This innovative web based tool enhances operational and engineering functionality whilst delivering material cost benefits to our clients.

Advanced Functionality. Enhanced Visualisation.

VISUAL INSPECTION STEP CHANGE GDi have developed a revolutionary visual inspection system that rapidly obtains accurate inspection data, detects and quantifies defects. The inspection system is deployed via GDi Vision and eliminates the need for traditional photography and descriptive text reporting. The output is auditable, not subjective and can be overlaid over any number of inspections to view in detail where changes or degradation is taking place.

Step Change in Quality. Reduce Costs & Manpower.

INTEGRITY MANGEMENT DIGITAL TWIN GDi Vision allows Digital Twin functionality for the Integrity Management Cycle. The digital twin is the single source of all asset integrity information, including modules for Risk Based Assessment, Inspection Planning, Anomaly Management, Fabric Maintenance and Repairs. The process is fully digitised allowing users to enter, view, manipulate and manage all asset integrity information, eliminating the need to generate and maintain reports, drawings and registers.

Increased Visibility. Risk & Cost Reduction.

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Automate sensing & inspection, capture limitless data and explore without boundaries

Boston Dynamics Boston Dynamics is a world leader in mobile robots, tackling some of the toughest robotics challenges. We combine the principles of dynamic control and balance with sophisticated mechanical designs, cuttingedge electronics, and next-generation software for high-performance robots equipped with perception, navigation, and intelligence. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary and fast-growing technical team of engineers and scientists who seamlessly combine advanced analytical thinking with bold engineering and boots-in-the-mud practicality.

Company Details Website: www.bostondynamics.com Email: Sales@bostondynamics.com Tel: +16178685600 Address: 9PVR+2Q Waltham Massachusetts United States

TRANSFORMATIVE MOBILITY Spot is an agile mobile robot that navigates terrain with unprecedented mobility, allowing you to automate routine inspection tasks and data capture safely, accurately, and frequently. The results? Safer, more efficient and more predictable operations.

SITE DOCUMENTATION Integrate Spot with a 360° camera and site documentation software to reduce time required to capture data and enhance employee productivity in documenting and managing site progress. Learn how Pomerleau uses HoloBuilder’s Spot integration to save 20 hours of employee time per week documenting a 500,000 sqft. project.

DIGITAL TWIN CREATION Equip Spot with a laser scanner and program routine scanning routes to create digital twins of worksites and identify rework sooner.

GAUGE READING Attach a Spot CAM to the base platform to collect color visuals and read analog gauges measuring pressure, flow, temperature, and more. Attach a PTZ to the Spot CAM to get 30x optical zoom and inspect gauges from afar.

LEAK DETECTION Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2019

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Add processing to visuals collected by the Spot CAM payload to detect water and steam leaks around plants and note equipment with degraded performance.

NOISE ANOMALY DETECTION Equip Spot with a microphone or utilise the one on the Spot CAM to detect abnormal operating noises like ticking, grinding, or whirring.

THERMAL INSPECTION Equip Spot with a thermal camera to detect issue-indicating hot spots on machines or electrical conductors.

TUNNEL INSPECTION Drive Spot underground remotely post-blast to look for cracks and instabilities and ensure safe conditions for workers.


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WHY DOES BOSTON DYNAMICS MAKE LEGGED ROBOTS? Boston Dynamics focuses on creating robots with advanced mobility, dexterity and intelligence. We have long held that mobility sufficient to access both the natural and the built world required legs. We began the pursuit of this dream over 30 years ago, first in academia and then as part of Boston Dynamics because it was an exciting technical challenge and because to build a highly mobile robot required it. We wanted to build a robot that could go where people go. The commonly referred to “dull, dirty and dangerous” tasks don’t occur solely on a neatly organised factory floor, they pop up in the natural world and in existing infrastructure. These are places where being effective requires deftly maneuvering through rocky trails, staircases, catwalks, doors or narrow cluttered passages. The environment can’t be conformed to the machine, and therefore the machine must be capable in the environment as it comes. While we take the natural world as inspiration for our robots, the design is ultimately motivated by functionality. Our robots end up moving like humans and animals not because we designed them to look like humans and animals but because we made them balance. Balance and

dynamic motion are characteristics we have previously only seen in animals. It is this organic quality of dynamically stable motion that people tend to associate with lifelike movement. Partly because of the benefits of dynamic motion, our robots can navigate tough unstructured, unknown or antagonistic terrain with ease. Wheeled and tracked robots are limited by stairs, gaps, ground-level obstructions such as cabling and staged materials and minor height differences in flooring. These environments don’t present the same challenges for legged robots.

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“There are thousands of pounds of pressurised combustible material out there. High-pressure oil and gas can create risks for people working in close proximity. If we could have a robot with the proper sensors out there, we’d much rather do that.” Adam Ballard, Facilities Technology Manager, bp

WHAT MAKES BOSTON DYNAMICS UNIQUE? One of the things that makes Boston Dynamics unique is the ambition to build dynamically stable, legged machines. Marc Raibert began tackling this problem before anyone else in the world. And we’ve been at it since, almost 35 years. We’ve been inspired by and worked towards this goal for so long that we have invented techniques to make robots work that you can’t find in any textbook or technical article. The result is that we now know how to build walking machines of any size, shape, actuator style or powerplant. These unique designs enable our robots to conquer terrains inaccessible to others, and perform automated tasks in unstructured environments.

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Why FieldTwin? FutureOn‘s digital platform, FieldTwin, is your next generation cloud-based Why FieldTwin? platform enabling the digital twin of the subsea field. FutureOn‘s digital platform, FieldTwin, is your next generation cloud-based Encompassing a subsea projecttwin from conceptfield. to first oil and beyond, platformFieldTwin? enabling the digital offirst the subsea Why FieldTwin combines field planning, marine operations, and early-stage engineering indigital a digital platform to enable yournext company realize the Encompassing a subsea project from first concept to first to oilfully and beyond, FutureOn‘s platform, FieldTwin, is your generation cloud-based FieldTwin combines field planning, marine operations, and early-stage potential of your subsea digital twin. platform enabling the digital twin of the subsea field. engineering in a digital platform to enable your company to fully realize the potential of your subseaproject digital twin. Encompassing a subsea from first concept to first oil and beyond, FieldTwin combines field planning, marine operations, and early-stage engineering in a digital platform to enable your company to fully realize the potential of your subsea digital twin.

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“FieldTwin provides the ability to visualize and collaborate while developingCollaboration a Subsea between Field Layout. teams and Digitizing your data empowers Improve efficiency and strengthen McDermott has found it useful for enhancing our team’s collaboration and efficiencies” “FieldTwin provides the ability to visualize and collaborate while developing a Subsea Field Layout. subcontractors improves deliverables risk through visualizing your project engineers to make better decisions in and lowers costs. components. McDermott has found it useful for enhancing our team’s collaboration and efficiencies” real time. – Harit A. Naik, Senior Manager, McDermott – Harit A. Naik, Senior Manager, McDermott “FieldTwin provides the ability to visualize and collaborate while developing a Subsea Field Layout. McDermott it useful for enhancing our team’s collaboration and efficiencies” © 2019 FutureOnhas AS found | www.futureon.com – Harit A. Naik, Senior Manager, McDermott © 2019 FutureOn AS | www.futureon.com © 2019 FutureOn AS | www.futureon.com


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DIGITISING ASSET INTEGRITY LIFECYCLE Reshaping the oil industry

OMNI’s software has been designed to cover the full integrity lifecycle, which is made up of a suite of asset integrity modules, including Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Anomaly and Repair, Workpack, and Inspection. Through its efficient client onboarding and configuration process, OMNI has made it easier than ever before to implement a full lifecycle software solution into any organisation. Whether it is migrating from an existing software or database system, or implementing for the first time, OMNI has developed a data migration process using data mining algorithms that are proprietary to OMNI. Acting as “more than an integrity software”, OMNI has designed innovative features such as automation, operational tracking and a communications hub for digital collaboration and drives efficiencies and open up integrity management to the wider organisation. OMNI is fully interfaced with digital tools such as tablet technology for inspection reporting, corrosion sensor connection and QR tagging with the aim is to empower the workforce to continually drive efficiencies. OMNI is working in partnership with the University of Strathclyde through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), and funded by Innovate UK, to develop predictive algorithms and prognostics health management capability to be integrated into the software. The OMNI software has been built on expertise gained in the field, with Insiso - the software developer - who have vast experience in AI and IoT (Internet of Things), together with data scientists and a Silicon Valley expert to hone a next-generation User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). That combined knowledge has been converted into a useful solution for operators, allowing them to extend the life of their assets and plan better in a simple to use

OMNI Integrity Established in 2020, OMNI Integrity, a subsidiary company of ICR Group, is a new digital full lifecycle asset integrity management solution developed by industry experts, that allows companies to manage, predict, plan and optimise their asset integrity management programmes. OMNI is built on the combined knowledge of integrity engineers, software developers, and data scientists, and years of cross-industry experience.

system providing resilience, speed and accuracy. Businesses often have decades of historical data which can be cumbersome to manage. OMNI aims to accelerate the shift to digital asset integrity by incorporating the latest advancements in technology and delivering simple but powerful solutions. Additionally, OMNI can help organisations futureproof their business by continuing to innovate and develop its software products with machine learning, predictive analytics and sensor connections, ensuring that clients always remain ahead of the curve when it comes to digital asset integrity management. OMNI is a cross-industry solution, part of ICR Integrity - a leading provider of integrated maintenance, repair and production solutions for industrial related services to the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear, marine and defence industry. OMNI will leverage ICR’s global network, which includes its Aberdeen headquarters and operational hubs in the UK, UAE, USA, Norway and a JV partner in Australia.

OMNI’s software has been developed by industry and integrity experts and encompasses the entire integrity lifecycle from risk-based inspection (RBI) through to repair and inherently boasts features such as automation, tracking, collaboration and communication to help build cohesion across various assets and throughout entire organisations.

Company Details Website: www.omni-integrity.com Email: info@omni-integrity.com Tel: +44 (0) 1224 822822 Address: ONE Tech Hub Schoolhill AB10 1JQ, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: November 2020

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STANDARDISE YOUR PROCESSES to transform decision making

Arnlea Arnlea is a SaaS company working extensively in the Energy industry, supplying its Intrinsix products to optimise mobility, data capture and efficiency in Asset Management. Intrinsix is available as a complete solution or in separate modules – IntrinsixIM for Inspections & Maintenance, IntrinsixMM for Materials Management as well as IntrinsixEX for the inspection & maintenance of hazardous area equipment –running standalone or fully integrated with clients’ corporate systems. Deploying Intrinsix enables multi-million pound savings and payback of the system well within a year, whilst improving operational excellence, compliance, and asset integrity.

Company Details Website: www.arnlea.com Email: info@arnlea.com Tel: +44 (0)1224 620000 Address: Johnstone House, 50-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB10 1UD, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 1994 (first version) 2020 (latest update)

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· IntrinsixMM for Materials Management enables track & trace of all stock, materials and equipment; harness the mobility and connectivity of Intrinsix on the “shop floor”. · IntrinsixIM for Inspections and Maintenance provides plant operators with the tools to ensure safety and the effective operation and maintenance of equipment. Intrinsix configurable strategies allow data capture of full asset inspections from hoses and small bore tubing to lifting equipment and everything in between. · IntrinsixEX for Hazardous Area Inspection and Maintenance uses mobile Auto-ID technology such as RFID tags alongside strategies including RBI to increase compliance and decrease costs in your Ex inspections and maintenance activities.

How does Intrinsix work? Mobile and AIDC technology Arnlea’s core capability and experience lies in the application of mobile and AIDC technology, which is at the heart of our Intrinsix software. In short, it enables front-line supply chain and operations personnel to carry out their activities quickly, easily and accurately. Using handheld mobile devices, inspectors can read RFID tags easily. The devices themselves are ruggedised for use in warehouses and hazardous or challenging field environments. They range from smartphone-like devices and tablets through to Zone 1 ATEX-certified handheld devices suitable for potentially explosive atmospheres. Fixed readers can also be deployed at points throughout the supply chain, along with active RFID tags to enable tracking and tracing of equipment, materials, and containers. Standalone or Integrated Customers can choose whether to run Intrinsix as a standalone system or integrate seamlessly with their corporate operational system. Intrinsix has its own database to allow office and field-based management and staff to use their desktop computers, for data entry and processing, as well as comprehensive web-based reporting, allowing management to make faster, better informed decisions.


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Functions and Benefits For many of our customers, their corporate and asset management systems are an integral part of their organisation and processes and this ability for our software to integrate tightly and securely with their own, is an important requirement. Intrinsix addresses the need for a secure environment with the validation and authentication of ERP/EAM system users on its handheld mobile devices.

Many of our customers’ operating locations do not have the capability to connect to a network and here, Arnlea’s experience unmatched and invaluable. Intrinsix mobility solutions operate in both connected and standalone mode, allowing data to be captured and retained on our handheld mobile devices unhindered, with the data transfer taking place once the device is docked into a connected environment or when Wi-Fi connectivity is re-established.

• Standalone or integrate with existing ERP/EAM systems, such as SAP and Maximo, to make using Intrinsix straightforward for any business. • Enriches existing business processes by enhancing both data capture and management reporting. • Delivers significant operational efficiency through providing consistency, enhancing team productivity and uniformity of recording to improve overall decision-making. • Unambiguous equipment and materials identification which reduces shelf-life and improves better audit trail. • Reduces costly over-stocking by creating more accurate stock records and capacity. • Effective frontline data capture by standardising reporting. • Promotes plant uptime and regulatory compliance by reducing inaccuracies and incorporating compliance into the software. • Promotes a safer working environment by coordinating inspections and raising individual engagement with specific product risk. • Reduces project lead times by enabling better use of time and teams. • Simple user adoption to improve productivity, operational efficiency and user engagement. • Rapid return on investment allowing CAPEX focus to shift to other core areas.

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RESHAPING UNDERWATER OPERATIONS Eelume Subsea Intervention Eelume is a disruptive technology for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR). Eelume vehicles are basically self-propelled robotic arms whose slender and flexible body can transit over long distances and carry out IMR in confined spaces not accessible by conventional underwater vehicles. Our vehicles are engineered to live permanently under water, where they can be mobilised 24/7 regardless of weather conditions. A continuous IMR capability near the subsea installations without the need for surface vessels means greener, safer and less costly subsea operations.

Company Details Website: www.eelume.com Email: contact@eelume.com Tel: +47 46 500 700 Address: Transittgata 10 7042 Trondheim Norway

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2019

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The Eelume Concept Eelume is a disruptive technology for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR). Eelume vehicles are basically self-propelled robotic arms whose slender and flexible body can transit over long distances and carry out IMR in confined spaces not accessible by conventional underwater vehicles. Our vehicles are engineered to live permanently under water, where they can be mobilised 24/7 regardless of weather conditions. A continuous IMR capability near the subsea installations without the need for surface vessels means greener, safer and less costly subsea operations.


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System and Product Eelume vehicles are modular combinations of joints, thrusters and various payload modules. The slender body allows for precision hovering and maneuvering even in strong ocean currents. Sensors and tools can be mounted anywhere along the flexible body. A dual-arm configuration is achieved by mounting tooling in each end and forming the vehicle body into a U-shape. One end of the arm can grab hold to fixate the vehicle, while the other end can carry out inspection and intervention tasks. One end of the arm can also provide a perspective camera view of a tool operation carried out at the other end. All these flexible operational scenarios are made possible by the unique shape-changing capabilities of the Eelume vehicles.

The Eelume Story Eelume was established in 2015 as a spin-off from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). After a decade of research on snake robots in collaboration with the research organisation SINTEF, we decided to pursue industrial subsea applications of these amazing mechanisms. The strategic partnership formed with Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil (LOOP product development program) in 2016 ensures that our unique vehicle concept is fused with leading subsea experience and technology. In addition, the support from the Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway has been vital to our success. We are immensely proud of our technology and progress, but our creative and highly motivated team is only at the beginning of its mission to reshape underwater operations.

Eelume marine robots will be permanently installed on the seabed being ready 24/7 for planned and on-demand inspections and interventions regardless of weather conditions. This solution will dramatically save costs by reducing the use of expensive surface vessels, which are needed to support such operations today. Eelume underwater intervention vehicles can be installed on both existing and new fields where typical jobs include; visual inspection, cleaning, and operating valves and chokes. These jobs account for a large part of the total subsea inspection and intervention spend.

Applications: • Visual inspection • Cleaning • Operating valves and chokes

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Avalone Consultants Avalone Consultants are involved in a range of digitalisation activities and high tech product development. Our roots are in process engineering and software development in the energy industry, and our focus now is to drive efficiency and productivity using cutting edge technological solutions, which build on our base of knowledge and experience in the industry. Avalone’s founders both have a combined background in process engineering and computer software, and have worked together to deliver hi-tech solutions in the energy industry for many years.

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Specialties include building digital twins Avalone Blockchain - A full lifecycle backed up by process simulation, flow blockchain product assurance, full stack software development, and DLT/blockchain. Specific examples igitalisation in the energy industry include the delivery of full digital twin continues to develop at a rapid plant simulations, and building pace and already encompasses a blockchain prototype for all project and operational problem optimisation. Avalone are pioneers phases from the early design of digital technology for processes, through operating Avalone has extensive the energy industry, across and decommissioning. knowledge of software a wide spectrum of expertise. This has opened new development for both web We are specialists in opportunities for advanced and desktop. We are agile in digitisation, digital twins, collaboration between our practices and draw on blockchain/DLT technology, multiple disciplines across a network of professionals and AI/machine learning. organisations. in other SMEs - ensuring a network of software and Avalone Consultants have process engineers on hand to recognised the potential offered by assist with larger projects. blockchain technologies. Blockchain technology offers new ways for multiple parties to work collaboratively towards a defined goal in a trusted environment where all Company Details parties are in consensus. Avalone are uniquely placed to deliver a solution in this arena, having previous experience building and optimising Website: www.avalone.io process models, software development, and Email: colin.mccrae@avalone.io project / change management.

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Technology Development stage: Ongoing Launch date: Q3 2021

Avalone’s blockchain product enables a trusted approvals process for multiple parties across multiple organisations to work together on a shared ledger. This ledger, powered by blockchain technology, forms an auditable record of checks and approvals, including links to attached data. Avalone’s extensive technical experience covers a wide range of technologies which are used for the building blocks of this system. These include dynamic simulation software, various traditional and blockchain programming languages, development environments, content addressed file systems, and web front-end technologies. Avalone deeply understands the types of problems where blockchain is applicable, and where it can be used to add value to a project.

Avalone AI - Read between the lines to make smart decisions. Over many years of analysing both simulated and real plant data, Avalone have a unique understanding of the various data associated with process plants. Avalone are experts in taking both structured and unstructured data from source all the way through to making smart decisions based on machine learning algorithms. Making use of Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services, Avalone are able to harness the full power of neural networks to offer true insights from existing datasets. Avalone have experience in the full process: from data cleaning to using the predictions to make smart decisions. The process starts with clear goals identified from by the client, and an assessment of the available datasets. The dataset containing a number of inputs and known outputs is cleaned, before a custom neural network architecture is trained on the dataset. The performance of the network can be independently assessed using data held back for this scoring process. Finally, the trained model can be used to make real world predictions of unknown outputs. Clients use these predictions to make smart decisions.

Avalone’s experience as process engineers places us very well to quickly identify areas where AI and machine learning can add real value, drive efficiencies, and ultimately increase the profitability of process installations.


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Norwell EDGE is built around Oil & Gas UK’s upstream competency guidelines. Our range of auditable technical modules can be combined to create a programme that meets the competency needs of your people. In-module assessments, 3D games and animations optimise knowledge retention. Tailored programme: combine modules to create your own digital course OGUK aligned: module content mirrors OGUK guidelines Optimise knowledge: modern, immersive learning To arrange a free demo contact info@norwelledge.com or visit www.norwelledge.com

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FutureOn FutureOn based in Oslo, Norway provides the first real, global collaborative tool for energy companies to visualise their field assets. FieldTwin is currently deployed operationally in real-world fields and reports show that the digital twin cloud solution reduces pre-FEED field planning time and investment by at least 60%. With offices in the UK, France, USA, Dubai and Australia, FutureOn is growing to become the digital twin field design solution for the offshore energy industry.

Company Details Website: www.futureon.com Email: info@futureon.com Tel: +47 901 28 005 Address: FutureOn a.s. Kongens Gate 11 0153 Oslo Norway

Technology Development stage: Commercial (with new release expected in March 2021)

BRIDGING THE INFORMATION GAP between the real and virtual worlds

Nascent digital twin technology is poised to revolutionise how real-world operations are reflected in the digital oilfield in real-time. A digital twin, sometimes called a digital shadow, is a virtual replica of an oil and gas company’s physical assets. The digital twin can be used from the planning stages of a field through to the end of the field’s decommissioning and abandonment. Currently, the oil and gas industry creates digital twins for fields, vessels, and platforms, as well as for all the individual pieces of equipment necessary for managing the many aspects of hydrocarbon production. Such twins can be static, or dynamic. A static twin is only updated manually as new information is available or when documents are created or revised. FutureOn’s Field Activity Planner (FieldAP) is an example of a static digital twin that digitally represents the field layout and its equipment data. A dynamic digital twin is updated automatically in real-time, such as via sensors connected to the Internet of Things (loT).

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FutureOn’s FieldTwin is a dynamic digital twin that is a real-time, data-driven visual representation of a field.

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In many ways, FieldAP is a blueprint of the field, accurate as long as it’s been manually modified with the most recent information, while FieldTwin serves as a single source of real-time truth about the field, ambient, and operating conditions.

A real-time digital replica of an oil and gas company’s physical assets makes it possible to critically assess and interact with equipment. FieldTwin provides the foundation for accepting the vast flow of data from the loT sensors and raising alerts about the status of equipment before it fails and causes non­ planned downtime. FieldTwin can be embedded as an interactive object within any web-based operational dashboard. Users can access it globally via any device. Dashboards that are user- and content-sensitive can be easily configured. Because the FieldTwin is intrinsically smart, any aspect of the virtual field can be connected to workflows to speed and improve operational decision making. loT sensors placed throughout the facility collect ambient conditional data, such as temperature, humidity, gases, and pressures. They transmit the data in real-time to a platform in the cloud, such as FieldTwin. For example, a sensor may record a significant change in pressure, temperature or humidity. Depending on the parameters set for the equipment, the sensor may trigger an alert that equipment may need to be inspected and potentially maintained before the equipment in question breaks and brings operations to a halt. The sensors can generate and report vast quantities of data every second, which makes it critical that the receiving platform is capable of processing the information. Through artificial intelligence, FieldTwin can “learn” what is normal for a specific field or piece of equipment and only flag anomalous conditions, such as those that exceed a specified threshold. The aggregated information can be analysed against operations or business data, or other contextual data, to yield actionable insights.


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Some companies working offshore have started cutting-edge pilot projects to bring loT sensing technologies into their projects. Currently, loT sensors are expensive, but as the technology improves and component prices drop, offshore companies will increasingly turn to sensors to provide information about their equipment in the field. Such an investment will minimize unplanned nonproductive time, save time and resources, reduce risk, and prevent delays. The digital twin is relevant from the planning stages of the field all the way through decommissioning and abandonment. Use cases include: •

asset integrity alerts;

maintenance efficiency by providing immediate and easy access to all relevant documents;

production tracking through links to real-time operational flow data;

identification of custody transfer issues;

and predictive analytics when linked to machine learning algorithms, plus many more.

There are many possible uses because FieldTwin starts with a truly digital representation of the field with all the assets embedded with actionable metadata.

FutureOn’s FieldTwin is a dynamic digital twin that is a realtime, data-driven visual representation of a field.

As a data visualization platform, FieldTwin provides real-time information about the status of equipment in the field in order to optimize assets. Over time, the system can identify unacceptable trends in equipment functionality or changes in production rates. It can issue alerts and instantly provide relevant documents to take the guesswork out of maintenance. Access to this information can completely transform how asset managers run their inspection, maintenance, and repair programs for offshore assets. The system can also provide an evolving digital profile of the field in question. In terms of monitoring production, the information sent to the digital twin from the sensors can provide operational flow data in real-time and identify custody transfer issues. A true digital representation of a field, with all assets embedded with actionable metadata, can transform the way project managers design, develop, staff, and manage risks in their fields all the way through the end of the field’s life cycle. The digital twin gives project managers the power to see the field from the desktop.

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Intelligent Plant Formed in 2006, Intelligent Plant Limited is an award winning UK based ISO 9001 registered software engineering company, focused on providing innovative services and value adding solutions to a broad range of industries and research facilities. The company’s growing technical team consists of experienced engineers and computer scientists who together provide innovative and tailored solutions to their global client base. We are best known for providing the world’s first and only truly open and secure IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) portal known as the Industrial App Store®. The Industrial App Store ® enables the secure remote performance monitoring of equipment and processes through the analysis and visualisation of real-time data, and in the management and interpretation of process alarm data.

Company Details Website: appstore.intelligentplant.com Email: info@intelligentplant.com Tel: +44 (0)1224 596001 Address: First Floor, 489 Union Street AB11 6AZ, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2016

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INTELLIGENT PLANT’S Industrial APP Store leads the way

Most of OGV Energy readers are familiar with the term “apps” which is simply an abbreviation of “applications”, which are simply computer programs with a user-friendly interface. There are now hundreds of apps available on the Apple App Store that people download onto their iPhones and iPads providing both games and useful tools to book flights (British Airways), identify music tracks from their audible signature (Shazam) or monitor your heart rate (Fitbit) during exercise etc. These are great for personal use and tend to be easy to obtain at little or no cost. In the business world there is a need for a similar platform to allow the efficient and safe distribution of industrial apps. This is where Intelligent Plant’s Industrial App Store leads the way. The Industrial App Store is an online shop window and secure data access portal that allows anyone to provide a service that requires secure access to their client’s process data. Oh, and did I mention the data stays on the client’s network? No need to copy, upload, duplicate data in the cloud. No additional storage costs or transport fees!

Let’s explain this in a bit more detail... Historically major automation companies developed and sold expensive infrastructure and systems that locked-in clients, as once an investment had been made, only they could provide products and services compatible with that infrastructure. Clients were then dependent on that original equipment manufacturer (or OEM) to have the solutions they wanted for a myriad of problems they might encounter across all their global assets. This prevented clients from picking the best in class or lowest cost solution, they were locked into their main equipment vendor (MEV) who would only develop a new product when they felt there was sufficient demand from their own client base and could then charge what they liked as there was little or no competition as clients could not easily go to another vendor as their infrastructure was not “open” to fair competition.

What Intelligent Plant are doing is disrupting this market with their Industrial App Store, which is completely open to anyone wanting to develop and sell an industrial app over the internet whilst taking away all the difficulties normally associated with connectivity and data security. In addition, app developers retain and host their own apps so they don’t have to disclose to Intelligent Plant or the end-users the domain knowledge contained within the app which protects them from cloning or hacking their intellectual property. It also means that the client doesn’t need to expose their network to an app developer who may be a small outfit.

Sounds too good to be true? For the first time, we have an even playing field where app developers can compete to gain market share from a growing number of active Industrial App Store users, many of whom are international blue-chip companies in the oil and gas and wind farm sectors. No longer are apps only available from the major equipment vendors, smaller, more-nimble, specialist knowledge workers can now access global markets deploying their expertise using valueadding apps held in the cloud.

So how does the Industrial App Store function? Well, it manages access to client data and only allows apps to request the data for which they have been given the necessary privileges to obtain. The data request from an authorised app is routed to the client’s data historian by the Industrial App Store and passes the data back to the app. The client maintains intellectual and physical ownership of their data and there is no write back to their own data historian, only to a separate app results historian that Intelligent Plant provides for free.


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Simple but effective. The beauty of this arrangement is that Industrial App Store clients don’t have to manage multiple connections and data requests in different formats and protocols to their servers on an ongoing basis. This reduces their cybersecurity risk to a single app store connection, which is established and tested once, is more easily monitored and once set up needs very little maintenance to support.

• Customised, jargon-free approach to suit specific IT business requirements.

• Intuitive, progressive technology that cuts the need for spreadsheets and transforms business processes.

• User friendly, fast, portable online system giving up to date and accurate information safely and efficiently.

• Users can access real-time data from a mobile, laptop or tablet, vessel, offshore platform or whilst on the move.

• Records vital day-to-day operations data ensuring highest safety standards are met.

• Simultaneously manages a workforce and enhances operations.

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So what sort of apps are available on the Industrial App Store? Too many to list here! But to give you an idea there are apps to track Valve movements, monitor controllers, measure alarm performance against industry standards and guidance, monitor hydraulic fluid usage in subsea equipment, Trend data using PCP and Clear Water visualisations and the very popular Power Platform connector that allows process data to be visualised in Power BI, acted on using Power Automate and accessed using Power Apps! There are plenty of other apps already available on the Industrial App Store and in development both by Intelligent Plant and their growing network of development partners. The costs of all apps are transparent to encourage competition and customer ratings in the form of star ratings are all built into the Industrial App Store providing purchasers visibility and confidence in user feedback.

What next? Well, the future is already happening now! Microsoft’s ground-breaking Power Platform can now access process data using our connectors. This is a true acknowledgement from one of the world’s software giants of just how revolutionary and powerful they see this connector. This link to Microsoft opens up the global market for Intelligent Plant and all their developer partners using the Industrial App Store. If you have enjoyed this article and want to find out more then visit the Industrial App Store (appstore.intelligentplant.com) or go onto YouTube and find all the videos available when you subscribe to or search for Intelligent Plant. Or simply drop us an email at info@intelligentplant.com

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Ocean Infinity Ocean Infinity is a pioneer of large scale marine robotic operations. Developing the world’s largest fleet of uncrewed vessels, the company is transforming the maritime industry. Founded in 2016, Ocean infinity have supported offshore operations such as; seabed surveys, inspections and searches by using the latest marine robotic technology. In February 2020, Ocean Infinity announced the launch of its own fleet of uncrewed vessels, the Armada fleet. Exceptionally fuel-efficient and onshore-controlled, these vessels will offer sustainable services to all corners of the maritime industry. Equipped with survey sensors and work-class ROVs, the Armada fleet will serve the offshore energy industry supporting inspection, repair and maintenance and site survey work.

Company Details Website: www.oceanInfinity.com Email: Info@oceanInfinity.com Tel: +44 (0) 20 38840900 Address: 6 Grosvenor St W1K 4PZ, Mayfair London UK

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST UNCREWED FLEET

The Armada fleet is a fleet of custom-designed robotic ships wholly operated via dedicated and redundant satellite communication to enable true over the horizon capability on a global scale. All command and control communication will take place in real time from remote operations centres based in the UK, USA and Asia. The vessels in the Armada fleet range from 21m to 78m in length and are equipped with some of the highest specification sensors and equipment available. Build of the Armada fleet is underway.

Carbon Neutral Launched in 2016, Ocean Infinity employs more than 120 staff across the United Kingdom and United States. Since inception, Ocean Infinity has been involved in some of the most advanced uncrewed and robotic fleet operations in the world. The company has completed operations including advanced asset inspection, deep ocean survey, and complex search and salvage, all based on the simultaneous operation of a large number of world-leading robotic assets. With the launch of its new Armada fleet, Ocean Infinity will become the owner and operator of the world’s largest uncrewed fleet. This world first will challenge the status quo use of legacy conventional technologies. Ocean Infinity’s current fleet of equipment comprise 14 AUVs, 8 USVs and 6 ROVs – more than any other maritime service provider in the world. Ocean Infinity currently operates the Island Pride, a multi-purpose service vessel, and will continue to do so until the Armada fleet is fully operational. With the simultaneous operation of multiple offshore vehicles including its ROVs, AUVs and USVs, Ocean Infinity is capable of the acquisition, processing and presentation of the most sustainable survey information available anywhere on the planet.

Uncrewed Fleet The creation of the Armada fleet marks a shift from traditional ways of working to a new, unmanned way of working at sea. This technology will truly transform the way that the global maritime community operates.

Whilst the smaller Armada vessels will operate without crews onboard, the larger vessels will initially utilise a skeleton crew. In due course the vessels will be capable of working with no personnel offshore whilst also consuming solely renewable fuel such as ammonia. With the combination of exceptional fuelefficiency, hybrid technology, little or no crew and carbon offsetting, the Armada fleet is the key to a carbon neutral feature for the maritime industry. Capable of operating at such scale across such a plethora of marine applications gives this fleet the ability to transform the way work is carried out at sea.

Inspection, Repair & Maintenance Along with seabed survey, inspection repair and maintenance (IRM) work will be one of the primary applications offered in the offshore energy space. Services will include; pipeline, platform, subsea structures and seabed inspections providing seamless and diverless operations in water-depths of up to 6000m. Ocean Infinity support operations at the various stages of the asset lifecycle from the concept and feasibility stage through to decommissioning, as well as operating in offshore windfarms/renewables.


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BIG DATA ANALYTICS Intertek Intertek is an industry leader with more than 46,000 employees in 1,000 locations. We deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. Interpret is part of Intertek’s portfolio of technology innovations, which allows Intertek to work with clients to extract the value from their data and deliver solutions.

Although big data analytics is a hot topic in many sectors, companies from banking to pharmaceuticals have only recently started to realise the value locked in their data. The Oil and Gas industry is not exempt from this, and it’s safe to say that it is no stranger to large amounts of process data. For many years data historians have worked away collecting measurements from instrumentation around oil and gas processes globally. The data is large and complex with many interactions and correlations between variables which are not easily interpreted.

What is Big Data? Company Details Website: www.intertek.com/ep Email: production.support@intertek.com Tel: +44 (0) 1224 708 500 Address: Exploration Drive, Aberdeen Science & Energy Park, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8HZ, Scotland, UK

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Put simply big data is a collection of information gathered through various means which is so large and complex that significant benefits can only be extracted through the application of computational algorithms. Indeed the exponential development of computational processing power and storage is the key driving force behind the wider application of big data analytics.

The Status Quo

To give an example, a client approached Intertek as they were having intermittent problems with their upstream process. The issue was resulting in damage to certain seals, and was often a cause for shutdown. To identify where the problem was occurring, Intertek received data from around the installation. The data contained information from periods of normal operation as well as during process disruptions. Intertek undertook data analysis with two primary objectives:

1. Identify root cause for process disruption 2. Establish a method for more efficient process monitoring

To promote efficiency, it was necessary to automate the process to monitor the performance of every process unit through the combinatorial analysis of all key instrumentation measurements. In this example the dataset contained measurements from over 150 process sensors. Taking the data every 2 minutes over 2 months gives 43,000 time periods and therefore 6.5 million data points! However, this valuable information is The need to reduce the complexity of the hidden in the quantity of data and dataset into easy to visualise trends further compounded by dataset and correlations which focus on issues such as the noise the key parameters and add from unrepresentative value to the process will now operation i.e. process Intertek uses be demonstrated for upsets, malfunctioning proprietary software this example. instrumentation etc. Hence, (Interpret) in order to to simplify analytics, Data Purification operators usually focus on undertake big data time series trending and analytics activities. To maximise value from first order effects. data it is key to understand outliers and ‘clean’ the data Upstream production involves set before moving forward to many complex processes and any additional analysis such as numerous properties are constantly process modelling, optimisation etc. monitored including temperature, Data purification can be a lengthy process and, pressure, flow rates, GOR. As there are it is our experience that, a large portion of all big numerous processes occurring simultaneously, data analytics activities is around screening and it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint exactly pre-processing the data to ensure conclusions where an error is originating from and this is are valid. where data analytics can step in. It is a fact that contained within large historical datasets is valuable information and knowledge that, when coupled with domain expertise, can be used to achieve a variety of benefits including: more efficient maintenance, scheduling, improved performance, reduced downtime and maximised margins.


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Intertek uses proprietary software (Interpret) in order to undertake big data analytics activities. interpret allows the user to look at the data and visualise features such as: missing data, constant values, faulty sensors, questionable values etc. Interpret plots can be used to identify process outliers by looking at combinations of process variables and latent variables. Any questionable data is highlighted and assessed against underlying trends and effects.

Correlating regions A key piece of information for any process plant is to have an in depth understanding of those properties that correlate. There will be some properties within the data where you would expect correlation, however there will be other regions where correlation was not anticipated and those are the regions that require further exploration. To continue with our previous example, where our client was looking to understand the root cause for failure; the below heat map shows the correlation of every variable with every other variable within that dataset. The extent of correlation is indicated by a colour scale, where red indicates a strong positive correlation and blue a strong negative correlation.

For the upstream study we have been discussing, what emerged on interrogating the data with PCA was that a certain pump was the root cause of failure. The pump in question was designed to be a multiphase pump and processed both gas and liquids at the same time. The pump had a certain operational region, but it was found that it was sometimes operating outside of that region which caused increased vibration within the unit. This increased vibration had a knock on effect and damaged the seals within, this repetitive damage eventually resulted in seal failure which would trigger a plant shut down. PCA enables this information to be expressed visually, as shown in the figure below. As can be seen from the figure, Interpret identified distinct regions where the pump was operating. These processing regions were identified on data interrogation, which allowed for the identification of root causes of failure. These regions could also be harnessed to monitor the performance of the system going forward and prevent future shutdowns.

Identified operating regions for pump: What was visible from the heatmap, was that there were a number of regions showing strong correlation. Some of those correlations could be easily explained as they came from the same unit, for example heat sensors around one lubricating unit. But there were other strong correlations that required further examination and principle component analysis was undertaken on those regions.

Principle Component Analysis Principle component analysis (PCA) is a very powerful multi variate statistical procedure, that is used to reduce data down to its principle components. A principle component defines the variance between the data, with the first principle component defining the maximum amount of variance within the data set, the second principle component defines the second most amount of variance and so on.

Green – Good, Pump operating within boundaries Grey – Warning, pump moving outside of boundary seal damage may ensue Red – Stop, pump operating outside of boundary, seal failure may be imminent

Benefits of Data Analytics Using advanced data analytics to expose the underlying structure of complex datasets enables very large and complicated datasets to be broken down and the valuable information held within extracted. By uncovering underlying trends and correlations the operator can extract maximum value from a dataset. It is also critical to analyse the dataset as a whole, and not just to focus on the simple first order relationships, but to examine the more detailed effects, such as those caused by combinations of many different variables. Interpret uses advanced mathematical and statistical algorithms to analyse the effect of other variables that do not have obvious or intuitive first order effects on the process. Ultimately this gives the operator a much greater understanding of the process and how to maximise performance. Effective use of this data analysis tool can help mitigate/minimise potential future problems that impact on margins such as shutdowns and deferrals.

Using PCA, Interpret is able to break down and understand the underlying trends in the data which cause features such as operating regions and determine the key instruments which have the largest impact. We do this by analysing not just the most obvious (first order) relationships but also other relationships caused by combinations of variables.

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Spectis Robotics Aberdeen based Spectis Robotics specialise in the design, development, manufacture, sales, rental and repair of modular robotic and industrial inspection equipment. Working with several partners and suppliers, we can offer a wide range of remote inspection solutions, from highly versatile crawler systems, to radiation hardened inspection cameras and fuel pond lights. Spectis have been supporting the Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Civil sectors for over ten years and hold full ISO9001, 14001 and 45001 certification.

Company Details Website: www.spectisrobotics.com Email: info@spectisrobotics.com Tel: +44 (0)1224 701444 Address: Unit 3 Combie House Grandholm Village Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8BD Scotland, UK

Technology Development stage: Final Certification Launch date: January 2021

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“HIGH QUALITY REMOTE INSPECTION IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES” Remote visual inspection is an essential part of effective maintenance and asset integrity assurance. Sophisticated inspection systems allow access into confined and difficult to reach spaces, but are often unsuitable for deployment due to lack of technical certification. Explosion-proof camera systems have been available for many years, but often they are not suitable for use underwater, or have a low depth rating. Part of the reason for this is the requirements of the ATEX directive, in terms of product design and certification, make it difficult to make an underwater camera ATEX compliant. The other part of the reason is that it isn’t necessarily intuitive to equipment manufacturers that an underwater camera would need to be used in an explosive atmosphere! Due to ageing asset pipework and unforeseen process conditions, some flooded areas of offshore infrastructure (such as platform legs or caissons) may now be classified as explosion risk areas, even though they were not originally intended to be. It is important that these areas are inspected regularly to assess their condition, and to identify any potential defects or degradation. The VT1000 PTZL Ex has been developed by Dekra Visatec to bridge the gap between underwater cameras and explosion proof cameras. This full HD Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) inspection class camera can be used above and below the water line, and due to its robust stainless steel construction may also be submersed in other compatible fluids. The high quality lens optics allow focussing on objects in close proximity to the camera, whilst the 30x optical zoom brings distant objects into sharp focus for detailed inspection. With industry driving the reduction of personnel entry into confined spaces, the VT1000 PTZL Ex camera system allows for the safe inspection of shafts, tanks, voids, vessels or any other Zone 1 area, both above and below the water line.

As Dekra Visatec’s UK distributor, Spectis Robotics would be delighted to discuss any potential applications for the VT1000 PTZL Ex ATEX Zone 1 inspection camera.

Function and Benefits: Full HD 1080p Camera Integrated LED lighting and Laser Scaler Positional feedback 360° continuous pan, 220° tilt ATEX Zone 1 rated (EX II 2G Ex ib pxb IIC T4 Gb) 50m (5 bar) depth rating Robust Stainless Steel Construction 132mm Diameter at smallest point


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Wireless Reservoir Surveillance.

"DIGITISING THE WELLBORE” Reshaping the oil industry

Chemical Tracer Systems in conjunction with trend profiling represent a technology to digitise the wellbore to enable zone-specific well event processing, exception-based well surveillance and continuous monitoring for optimised oil production.

Reshaping the oil industry – Digitalisation Digitalisation is gaining increasing attention and focus among oil industry companies where the aim is to digitise all elements of the full oil production and export value chain. Elements of the well, facilities, compressors, pipelines, terminals etc. should ideally become digitised and relevant data values will be fed into an integrated asset model in real-time to enable exception-based asset surveillance and to support critical operational decisions.

Digitising the Wellbore REMAN Proprietary Inflow tracers allow digitisation of the wellbore as an element in the Digital Oilfield. Permanently installed chemical tracer systems represent a non-invasive and non-electric technology to provide zonal resolution and hence digitising of the full wellbore. The technology enables trend analysis to identify changes in oil/ water/gas inflow and skin in each zone of the well to support operational decision-making to optimise production at different time scales. The foundation of the technology is that unique chemical tracers are embedded in a polymetric matrix in the form of plastic rods and installed in appropriate completion components such as a sand screen, ICD screen, tacer carrier pup joint etc. in specific zones of the well. There are three types of tracers being water, oil and gas tracers, these are released from the polymeric matrix when in contact with water, oil and gas respectively. The tracers remain dormant until the polymeric rods are wetted by the target substance. The tracers are transformed from the specific zone in the well-stream to topside in ultralow concentrations.

Plotting data and correlating data is a very powerful analytic and visual technique where human (and potentially artificial) cognition and algorithms can be used and potentially trained to recognise patterns and relates these to changes in zone-specific reservoir l behavior. Often this involves changes in slopes and data anomalies. And so, by correlating changes in production data with changes in tracer concentrations (ng/ml) and tracer fluxes (mg/day) changes in zone-specific behaviors can be interpreted and identified. Such co-trend analysis, diagnostic plotting and pattern recognition represent the foundation of continuous monitoring of the well at zonal resolution. By providing zonal resolution permanently installed chemical tracers digitise very important elements of the oil field asset – the productive and unproductive zones of the wellbore. This element is important to digitise in a digital oilfield model as the zones are typically around the perforations that represent the fundamental physical connection between the hydrocarbonbearing reservoir and the pathway by which the oil flow to surface. Following the acquisition of Restrack, RESMAN has expanded its portfolio and harvested synergies from: • A large number of unique tracers for inflow, interwell and single well tracers • Chemistry and analytical excellence

Innovative data acquisition technology to provide LONG TERM, RELIABLE, RISK FREE reservoir monitoring. RESMAN has delivered wireless inflow monitoring to the petroleum industry for over a decade and has invested heavily in research since 2005 to develop the inflow tracer technology to meet the market needs demands. With the acquisition of the pumpable tracer service provider Restrack in 2018, RESMAN has enhanced its portfolio to provide continuous monitoring and digitalisation of the wellbore. Now with a combined product and service offering , RESMAN is committed to support oil companies gain insights about their reservoirs, ultimately improving the effectiveness of their reservoir management decisions. We are is committed to the protection of the environment with low carbon footprint and “Enhanced Oil Recovery” technology, which assist the operators improve global environmental sustainability.

Company Details Website: www.resman.no Email: aberdeen@resman.no Tel: +44 7899 763463 (UK) Address: 17 Abercrombie Ct Westhill AB32 6FE, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

Technology Development stage: In-well oil and water tracer technology is field proven with gas tracer technology undergoing field trials. Launch date: In-well Gas tracers expected Q3 2021

• Interpretation excellence • Global footprint and field experience RESMAN offers O&G companies well and reservoir surveillance services to optimise production and increase the net present value of the asset by identifying productivity, well events and reduce subsurface uncertainty. This enables operational decision support on well and reservoir management and targeted well operations at zonal resolution.

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TRAINING SMARTER

Norwell EDGE is on a mission to transform technical training Norwel Edge Norwell EDGE is a leading digital training provider to the global oil and gas industry. A successful spin-out from Norwell Engineering, it was launched to deliver the highest quality technical training while also being affordable, accessible, and always available. The Aberdeen-based company uses the latest e-learning and gaming technology to deliver a comprehensive training platform that spans the full oil and gas lifecycle. Bite-sized content combines animations, videos, virtual 3D scenarios, quizzes, and graphics to boost knowledge retention with all courses built around recognised Oil & Gas UK guidelines.

Company Details Website: www.norwelledge.com Email: info@norwelledge.com Tel: +44 (0) 1224 498400 Address: 78 Queen’s Rd AB15 4YE, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

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While most aspects of operational activity have been enhanced through digitalisation, one area that has lagged behind is training. It’s never been more crucial for oil and gas companies to find an effective, yet affordable way to ensure their people have the right skills to meet the E&P challenges of today and the future. Now is the perfect time for companies to transition from traditional classroom-based training to a digital solution. Norwell EDGE combines extensive oil and gas expertise with the latest e-learning technology to deliver a platform that provides one of the highest quality training experiences available.

Improved knowledge retention Norwell EDGE blends cutting edge digital learning software with gaming technology to deliver bite-sized training content that continuously reinforces content and motivates learners. This blended approach includes animations, graphics, 3D virtual scenarios, videos and quizzes and is proven to boost knowledge retention by four times that of classroom-based training. All of Norwell EDGE’s course content aligns to recognised Oil and Gas UK guidelines.

Virtual well scenarios A crucial aspect of training is the opportunity to put skills to the test in a safe environment. Norwell EDGE’s suite of 3D scenarios transport learners to virtual well sites where they are required to complete tasks linked to their learning. Virtual scenarios can also be designed to represent a company’s specific project or asset.

Tailored training programmes Developed on the latest e-learning interface, Norwell EDGE provides a highly flexible approach to digital training. In-depth modules span the entire E&P lifecycle and cater for both entry-level professionals, operational teams and senior managers. Modules can easily be mixed and matched to create a training programme that is specific to each team’s competency needs. The number of users can be quickly be scaled up or down depending on requirements.

Auditable training history In addition to the latest technology Norwell EDGE’s solution also ensures training stays with the individual even when they move company. Not only can they permanently access completed modules to build a valuable reference point, but it allows employers to access to a comprehensive and trusted record of completed training. What’s more, managers can track progress as employees undertake their training and access a detailed performance report. E-learning is the smarter way to train teams. It ensures individuals learn more, faster and gives employers greater oversight and control over training programmes and content.


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INSIGHT FROM YOUR DATA Brainnwave

through augmented business intelligence

Brainnwave uses Augmented Business Intelligence to integrate all your data, whatever the shape, size or source. We build machine learning and advanced analytical models to transform your data into insights. We then give you the tools to see and present that insight in a visually engaging interface that supports your decision-making. We apply our cutting-edge IP, data, analytics and AI expertise into an integrated software platform that our clients call “game changing”. That platform is customised to fit the specific needs of your organisation. We can have you up and running in weeks, not months, helping you make smart, data-driven decisions in marketing, sales and business development in one powerful and easy-to-use cloud platform.

Company Details Website: www.brainnwave.com Email: sales@brainnwave.com Address: 21 Young Street EH2 4HU (UK), Edinburgh Scotland, UK

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Despite being on the business agenda for over a decade, very few companies successfully use big data to improve performance: most analyse no more than 12% of the data they have. But with around 450 billion business transactions taking place via the internet every day, the challenge is becoming business-critical. There is a cost to the problem, too. So overwhelming is big data that so-called ‘bad data’ is now affecting companies’ ability to create insights that improve operations. This costs the US economy $3.1 trillion annually. Brainnwave has made sense of big data because of its unique combination of intelligence-led expertise blended with software engineering skills. It is led by highly experienced technologists who have enjoyed successful careers in military intelligence, information technology and consulting, all working on disruptive technologies in those fields. Brainnwave’s award-winning SaaS platform is a tool for businesses to use their data for competitive advantage. It harnesses complex information and makes it measurably useful. This challenge is where the biggest companies in the world are investing their time and talent. To date, Brainnwave has successfully deployed its unique technology to customers ranging from global engineering corporations through to social housing developers. The technology is proving to be particularly effective across the energy sector.

The Energy Sector The Energy Industry is being shaken to its core by three unstoppable forces: decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. To survive, companies will have to adopt radical new ways of working and undergo a fundamental digital transformation. Without being too dramatic, the cost of failing to adapt is perilous. Bleak as that sounds, the future is bright for those incumbent companies that embrace the digital transformation. They will have dramatically more data than those upstart competitors seeking to supplant them and will have the ability to collect data considerably faster.

Incumbents will be in the best position to build data fortresses which will provide an asymmetric advantage that will prove a significant barrier to new entrants. You should not underestimate this advantage. A second reason to be optimistic: larger incumbents are in a strong position to transform digitally as they have access to substantial capital. Capital allows them to invest in new digital transformation technologies and hire the best talent to embed them in their new operating models. The strategic imperative to a successful transformation is to focus on specific, high priority objectives to drive significant and measurable value, and there must be a CEO-level mandate for change.

Potential Applications Predictive Maintenance Rapidly build machine learning models to identify high-risk assets and recommend prescriptive actions to prevent failures. Support your operators in prioritising expenditure and integrate output with existing work order management systems.

Strategic Account & Customer Segmentation Codify the business development process into an algorithm to help sift through hundreds of thousands of potential opportunities and prioritise them so that you can focus on the most relevant. Use advanced data techniques, including satellite image analysis and predictive sales pipelines, to identify new growth opportunities before any of your competitors.

Fugitive Emission Monitoring Real-time rolling average flare volume monitoring on a global scale using satellite data to identify fugitive emissions and identify locations and corresponding assets. Independently monitor flare volumes and assign to operators and owners to assist in overall flare reduction.


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Use Cases Fugitive Emissions Monitoring Through our advanced multi-data-model (relational databases, graph databases, key/value stores and others) we ingest vast quantities of data from satellites and other sources to help monitor emissions. We deploy proprietary vision-based algorithms to identify gas flares and then through our graphing technology assign those flares to owners and operators. In addition to understanding what is happening in your markets, this near-real-time monitoring on a global scale helps to reduce overall emissions by detecting and fixing leaks faster.

Sensor Health Use machine learning to monitor the health of your IoT sensors, predict early failures and reduce operating costs through effective triage of prioritised issues.

Asset Investment Planning Use big data analytics and predictive modelling to help utility infrastructure teams create investment plans that meet capital availability constraints and desired safety and reliability goals, while increasing transparency of allocation decisions for tangible and intangible benefits.

Single Intelligence Platform Secure cloud implementation of all your business data. Visualise all aspects of your business to embed data-driven decision making and agile teams. Combine external market data and more complex data (satellite, weather, imagery) to build the complete picture quickly. Use Cases

Our Methodology The main frustration with modern analytics initiatives stems from the sheer number of unknowns, the inconsistencies, and the brittleness of the tools that make Augmented BI possible. The past 5 years have seen enormous duplication of efforts by any organisation trying to pursue a digital transformation; but that duplication of effort has yielded inconsistent results. Why are some organisations racing ahead while others have stalled, or are just underwhelmed? It is their ability to build momentum through repeatability. Repeatable success requires a methodology. The Brainnwave team has created the platform and the methodology to make repeatable success a reality.

Market Intelligence Brainnwave technologies can help you transform how you grow your top line with a fresh and modern approach to business development. Use predictive algorithms to identify the most relevant customer opportunities long before your competitors. In a digitally connected world, market intelligence takes on a new meaning. Ingesting vast amounts of seemingly disconnected data into a single data model enables you to apply new AI techniques to identify market trends and strategic opportunities. This new approach helps you create a clear view of your customer’s context, to understand your customer’s business, to help you to debate and ultimately to build the best value proposition with them. The Brainnwave platform helps you find insights you can share with your customer and is a key tool to support your value discovery: What matters for your customers? What are their pain points and how you can help them gain an advantage?

A Connected Data Architecture In the new tech stack that underpins the AI-driven digital transformation, it is necessary to aggregate data from across thousands of enterprise information systems, suppliers, distributors, markets, customer products and sensor networks. Data ingestion velocities can be dramatic, with the ability to ingest and aggregate data from hundreds of millions of end points at a very high frequency. The Brainnwave platform provides access to the horizontally scalable elastic distributed processing capability that is only available in modern cloud platforms and super computers. Our underlying data model links across relational databases, key-value stores, graph databases, distributed file systems and blobs. This enables our customers to understand the linkages between the network of their data and uncover hidden insights in the underlying data graphs.

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OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS COURSE Meeting the threat to industrial processes

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Cyber Prism Cyber Prism is a cyber security services company specialising in threat management, network monitoring and incident response for operational technology networks and associated IT systems; providing cyber security solutions in Energy, Shipping and other sectors. OSP Cyber Academy is a cyber security and data protection consultancy provider that achieves its aims in part through training, focussing on education, protection and enabling companies and clients to achieve business growth in the digital age.

Company Details Website: ospcyberacademy.com/otcyber-awareness-course/ Email: training@ospcyberacademy.com Tel: + 44 (0) 7852 842 334 Address: One Tech Hub, School Hill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FR

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2020

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Sometimes overshadowed by the many data security issues which have arisen within Information Technology (IT), the threat to our Operational Technology (OT) – our Industrial Control Systems – has huge significance for all Sectors of Industry. OT can be defined as: “Hardware and software that detects or causes a change through the direct monitoring and/ or control of physical devices, processes and events in the enterprise.”. We prefer: “Systems that will, if not available and operating correctly, cause harm, whether human, commercial or environmental”. We are talking about the systems which run things and keep them safe – essential processes which underpin production and safety 24/7. The term OT primarily relates to Industrial Control Systems: Sensors, actuators, logic solvers etc. It is different from IT: more prone to fall over if the wrong intervention is made and much harder to restore. You can’t use the normal active measures for asset discovery and network monitoring as you can with IT, and cyber engineers working in the OT domain require The quickest and decades of experience in most cost-effective industrial control and cyber way to establish a security. We often talk about the requirements baseline of knowledge of an IT system being of a key threat to Confidentiality, Integrity and operations. involved, attacks upon OT Availability in that order of have potentially severe H&S priority: for OT Availability is implications: indeed, the lead key, with Confidentiality of less for auditing compliance with cyber importance. defence regulation in Oil & Gas is the Health and Safety Executive, with penalties Industrial networks are complex arrays of OT, ranging up to £17M. You don’t have to be the IT and Communications. Many of the infection primary target – it is just as likely that you will routes pass through IT, and OT networks be collateral damage in someone else’s attack, would traditionally have been air-gapped to as happened to Maersk when it was hit by ensure security. However, the landscape has notpetya in 2017, causing £300M operating changed: maximising our ability to use data losses and an $800M drop in share value. and new technologies such as BI and AI have Insurance premium management and supply caused IT and OT networks to communicate chain control are also reasons for taking the to a much greater degree. This so-called IT/ security of OT seriously. OT Convergence poses particular security challenges and has caused us to develop ways It is often reported that 80-90% of breaches in which this communication can be secured. involve a human factor. Although this statistic is derived from attacks on IT, human factors The Threat are just as relevant to OT. Do you know that the OEM’s service engineer’s laptop is clean? Cyber threats to OT are real. Numerous Are you sure that patching regimes have been attacks have occurred, although many followed accurately? Who has un-solicited have not been reported: this has led to the remote access to your systems for support? repeated use of a handful of examples, such So just as in an office IT environment, we need that operators of OT systems incorrectly to make everyone involved with OT aware of perceive that there have been few incidents. the threats and provide a basic level of training. Given the nature of the industrial processes


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The Course One of the biggest factors in reducing the likelihood of a cyber-attack is re-programming and training the ‘Wetware’ - us. This course is a foundation to set staff on a training journey which will be different for each career path and specialisation. Armed with this introduction to cyber security for OT, staff will be better prepared to meet the numerous threats to our industrial processes, and to build upon this foundation to increase their knowledge and experience. The course contributes to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and covers: understanding the difference between OT and IT does the worst ever really happen? understanding how segregation can help system hardening understanding and managing risk The author is a highly experienced OT cyber security professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and one of the very few Lead Practitioner Cyber Security/IA Auditors within the NCSC Certified Cyber Professionals scheme.

Functions and Benefits • Online • Cost effective • Certificate available • Train large numbers quickly and easily • Establish a baseline of knowledge and awareness • Prepare key staff for more focussed learning

involved, attacks upon OT have potentially severe H&S implications: indeed, the lead for auditing compliance with cyber defence regulation in Oil & Gas is the Health and Safety Executive, with penalties ranging up to £17M. You don’t have to be the primary target – it is just as likely that you will be collateral damage in someone else’s attack, as happened to Maersk when it was hit by notpetya in 2017, causing £300M operating losses and an $800M drop in share value. Insurance premium management and supply chain control are also reasons for taking the security of OT seriously. It is often reported that 80-90% of breaches involve a human factor. Although this statistic is derived from attacks on IT, human factors are just as relevant to OT. Do you know that the OEM’s service engineer’s laptop is clean? Are you sure that patching regimes have been followed accurately? Who has un-solicited remote access to your systems for support? So just as in an office IT environment, we need to make everyone involved with OT aware of the threats and provide a basic level of training.

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SUBSEA BATTERY STORAGE AND A NET ZERO FUTURE

Driving emission reduction and integrated energy for subsea assets As the subsea oil & gas industry evolves through the energy transition, it’s essential to keep the lights on at existing assets whilst simultaneously adopting new and better ways of working to meet the industries net zero targets. EC-OG’s Halo smart battery storage and energy management technology provides the industry with tools to do just that; deliver emission reduction targets and build integrated energy systems for subsea and offshore assets. Halo is EC-OG’s in-house developed Lithium-ion battery architecture and energy management system. Designed specifically for the demanding subsea environment, Halo provides a power and communications gateway to subsea assets using modular and scalable battery energy storage as a reliable and flexible power supply. Adaptable for range of applications, Halo is primarily offered as a seabed power solution for brownfield and greenfield oil & gas subsea production control systems. A host of other subsea applications include autonomous vehicle recharging, seabed sensor packages, CCUS injection wells and over-the-horizon communication systems. Brownfield power supply problems, power bottlenecks on existing assets and all-electric subsea systems all bring demanding and complex subsea power needs. Halo addresses these issues by providing an adaptable smart battery architecture that can be configured to provide the required power and energy to a subsea asset as either a retrofit or integrated solution. With the intelligence to operate with marine renewable energy converters, Halo provides the gateway for clean energy systems to help reduce the carbon emissions of offshore operations. Halo as a standalone seabed, smart battery package is a commercially ready technology, with renewable energy integration for battery recharging available ‘out-of-the-box’. This means that a Halo system of several hundred kWh

capacity (scalable) and an AC or DC power output (configurable) can be delivered in as little as 12 weeks from receipt of order. In addition to subsea production control systems, the need to decarbonise offshore activities and an increase in demand for remote operations presents a unique opportunity for innovative power systems and smart battery technologies. Not least, widespread adoption of autonomous and residential subsea (and surface) vehicles is just round the corner. Halo is an enabling technology for marine autonomy, providing a reliable power source for in-situ recharging of vehicles in the marine environment, allowing longer missions with a reduced reliance on expensive, manned surface vessels. EC-OG’s Intelligent Energy Management System is the beating heart of the Halo system. It provides the intelligence to accept charge from a wide range of intermittent sources, including wave, tidal and wind energy. Other unconventional forms of offshore energy generation such as underwater fuel cells, floating solar and even maintenance charging from existing subsea umbilical cables can also be accepted, providing an unrivalled range of charge options to the operator. EC-OG have the capabilities and expertise to offer custom battery products and systems for subsea, offshore, onshore and industrial applications. In-house design, prototype, qualification and manufacturing services can be undertaken, leveraging the companies multidiscipline engineering expertise built up from the companies heritage in subsea engineering and critical production infrastructure design. With a constant focus on safety and dependability, EC-OG’s adaptable Intelligent Energy Management System and battery monitoring software places EC-OG as an ideal partner for the development of battery products and power systems to meet the energy industries emission reduction targets.

EC-OG are innovators in smart, sustainable, clean energy technologies. Specialising in energy management and smart battery systems, EC-OG offer design and manufacturing services for alternative power systems for offshore and subsea assets. With a focus on safety and quality, EC-OG identify innovative ways of solving power supply challenges in brownfield, greenfield and decommissioning applications. Transferable across the blue economy, our technologies help our clients navigate the energy transition and identify alternative energy systems, offering not just high-quality battery and energy management technologies, but fully independent advice on clean energy technologies and energy storage. EC-OG design and manufacture a range of battery products for applications, including environmental monitoring, oceanographic instrumentation, subsea communications and vehicles. Based in Aberdeen, UK, we are ideally located to service the global energy industry.

Company Details Website: www.ec-og.com Email: info@ec-og.com Tel: +44 (0)1224 933301 Address: Davidson House Aberdeen Innovation Park Campus One, Bridge of Don AB22 8GT, Aberdeen, UK

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EDRMedeso As an ANSYS Elite Channel Partner founded in 1986, EDRMedeso provides products and services for a comprehensive suite of engineering simulation tools. With offices across Northern Europe and working with over 1000 organisations, our experience spans nearly every field of engineering and design. The group’s UK presence provides support, training and services to the region. Events and briefings are run regularly, providing updates on product development, novel utilisation and peripheral services such as Cloud computing.

Company Details Website: www.digitallabs. edrmedeso.com Email: info@edrmedeso.com Tel: +44 (0) 114 254 1234 Address: AMP Technology Centre, Brunel Way, Sheffield S60 5WG England, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2012

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SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY Elevating engineering from concept and prototype to digital twin

With many years’ experience of working in partnership with high profile and innovative organisations in this sector, EDRMedeso has a deep understanding of the unique issues faced by the Oil & Gas industry and applying Ansys’ comprehensive suite of engineering simulation tools alongside best-in-class support services to deliver maximum gains. Our customers turn to us when they want to achieve robust design quickly and with limited cost, when they are looking to improving product quality or when they need to predict equipment performance in harsh environments. Reducing time to market and development costs, whilst at the same time enhancing engineering productivity are givens.

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operate in the real world, issues with accessibility and operating conditions are negated, especially important when those conditions are typically hostile, operational downtime is critical or locations not easily accessible. Working with clients to break down the requirements and parameters essential to a successful physics-based twin, EDRMedeso helps its customers take complex, high fidelity CFD/FEA models and convert them to real-time, cloud-based predictive tools with a web-based interface. The Digital Twin simulation of a real component can then be explored based on the real-world data, streaming from the physical twin. This allows engineers to fast forward actual usage patterns to predict service and maintenance requirements on individual assets.

Ansys engineering simulation technology allows those involved in the oil and gas sector to design, verify and deliver more reliable equipment for drilling, production, transport, process and refining with greater efficiency and at lower cost, in good time. Whether for projects in heavy oil, oil shale, deep water, Arctic, pre-salt, shale gas, LNG or oil-sand, and for both existing and new projects, engineering simulation software enhances product development processes in all these environments. Equally, application of the technology in revisiting mature and small reserves with enhanced oil recovery practices, is effective in delivering efficiencies.

Futureproofing Designs at the Forefront of Technology – the Digital Twin A recent trend has seen the emergence of Digital Twins and adoption of this concept is increasingly more commonplace. The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) now makes it possible to go a step further when delivering solutions. By integrating simulation with products as they exist and

Being at the cutting edge of simulation technology development, EDRMedeso is well placed to listen to and work alongside its customers to deliver solutions that are of a real and immediate benefit, whether this is based on competitive advantage, accelerated new product deployment, better products/ solutions with ultimately improved customer relationships and the predictive maintenance benefits that Digital Twins provide.


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AIDA MAX ™ - MAXimum Visibility, MAXimum Predictability, MAXimum Efficiencies A leading not lagging decision making process for effective asset management More so than ever asset managers need to know the options available to ensure resource is cost-effectively deployed and commercial decision-making is sound and demonstrable. With AIDA MAX – our new advanced analytics software, we’ve developed a faster, simpler and more cost-effective way of solving difficult asset management challenges to accurately prioritise budget and resource. AIDA MAX performs in near real-time to collate, correlate, and analyse chemical, process and integrity data to predict current and future conditions. It provides an intuitive representation of the condition of your asset systems, including ambient conditions, degradation hot spots and remaining life. AIDA MAX helps operators move away from reactive asset integrity management to a more proactive/predictive approach. Having full visibility of your asset’s condition mitigates the risk and cost of failures and unplanned shutdowns and helps apply a more strategic focus to asset management plans.

The benefits • Accurate prioritisation of maintenance facilitates efficient inspection prioritisation and planning and provides exportable justification for decisions • Event-led integrity management - predict remaining life of plant and equipment by analysing both existing data sets as well as future scenarios and simulations • Full visibility - understand the consequences that process changes will have on your asset (remaining life, degradation rates, performance quality)

• Reduce OPEX – information that helps you cut the fat out of your inspection and maintenance regimes without compromising risk • Customisable to individual asset or operator needs - decide what’s most important to your asset and create a dashboard bespoke to your needs

Features • Near real-time updates of your asset health and condition - full visibility of process conditions and the effect on integrity variables • Drilldown capability – navigate from system level summary to urgent issues and alarms to the specific variables causing your risks in a few clicks • Effortless data set comparison - differentiate between genuine integrity issues and data anomalies or “bad actors” by accessing the detailed data quality summaries • Create recognisable technical drawings annotated with health indicator and alarm overlays so that you always know the status of your asset • Interactive and personalised – bespoke visualisations and dashboards to see the things that matter to your specific asset, supporting good commercial and operational decision-making • Leading not lagging results - Simulate process changes and analyse their impact on asset condition so that you can predict and plan for any eventuality

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Imrandd IMRANDD is a progressive, diverse and agile technology, data intelligence and engineering company specialising in digital enabled asset management. The company combines technical expertise and tactical implementation to help operators make informed decisions that will increase uptime, improve production and reduce costs on their assets. R&D is the driving force behind IMRANDD and its raison d’être. Over 25% of the company effort is invested towards R&D to ensure the continued development and evolution of its services and cutting-edge data analytics software. IMRANDD’s multi-disciplinary team of smart minds, customer-focused engineers and commercial advisors provide extensive experience in asset integrity management and specialist engineering to support its global customers’ fixed and floating offshore structures, marine systems and pressure systems.

Company Details Website: www.imrandd.com Email: enquiries@imrandd.com Tel: +44 (0)1224 937630 Address: 214 Union Street Aberdeen AB10 1TL Scotland, UK

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UNLOCKING DIGITAL SUCCESS Fennex Ltd. Fennex specialises in the design, build and implementation of bespoke online platforms that automate multi-faceted energy sector complex processes providing transparent, live visual dashboards and analytics to aid decision making and improve operational performance. Founded in 2016, the Aberdeen based team combines deep industry expertise and knowledge with cutting-edge cloud-based technologies. Fennex works with customers to successfully change how they plan, execute and evaluate complex projects and operations using the most advanced technologies.

Company Details Website: www.fennex.net Email: info@fennex.net Tel: +44 (0)1224 611833 Address: Fennex Ltd, 2nd floor 40 Union Terrace AB10 1NP, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

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Like many industries in 2020, the Energy sector took an almighty thump last year. Yet if the global pandemic has taught us anything, it is that innovative technology plays a fundamental role in shaping the future of the industry. While “Digital” is not a new concept for the oil & gas industry, it is only the last few years that many organisations have begun to fully embrace its potential, and business leaders are now, more than ever, becoming inspired by the transformation that cloud computing, advanced analytics and machine learning can bring. Aberdeen-based intelligent digital solution specialists Fennex is making inroads in pioneering the oil and gas digital revolution. Founded in 2016, Fennex combines deep industry knowledge with its innovative and cloud-based technologies, to design, build and implement bespoke online platforms, that are capable of fully digitalising and transforming the most complex industry’s processes, and delivering substantial and tangible businesses efficiencies. With an extensive industry expertise and a culture of building capabilities in the most advanced digital technologies, Fennex has established itself as a trusted partner to key international players in the offshore industry, building an impressive track records of innovative, agile, and cost-effective world-class digital solutions. The forward-thinking tech company streamlines complex energy sector processes providing transparent, live visual dashboards and analytics to aid decision making and improve operational performance.

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Behavioural Based Safety (BBS) programs used by many leading global oil and gas organisations, are designed to improve workplace safety culture by encouraging employees to practice safe behaviour and recognise and mitigate risk. These programs centre around employees conducting regular ‘safety observations’, using specially designed check list cards to collect and report any unsafe behaviour or conditions. These reports are then collated, examined and action is taken to ensure the correct safety adjustments are made or to recognise and commend positive behaviour. Operational efficiencies go hand in hand with a good safety culture.

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The Fennex team have identified an opportunity to leverage cutting-edge digital technologies using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to fully transform the BBS process, resulting in vastly improved use of data while delivering significant cost savings.

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Fennex has designed, developed, and deployed from scratch, an agile and intuitive digital solution, that enables safety observations captured from three different entry points, ensuring that any client issues in adopting the digital technology are fully addressed. This is an industry-first unique solution, which seamlessly combines physical and digital entry data points into a Microsoft Azure environment upon which live PowerBi Dashboards and Reports are published. The 3 modes of data entry are:

A digital app Accessible from Smart Phones/iPads and secured with Rig Specific QR codes and social media login options for guest users. Users have direct access to their facilities.

A digital form Accessible from computer/desktop (digital forms) - which is used primarily by Rig Supervisors or Management.

A physical card Designed with the clients own branding and structured to work seamlessly with Azure Machine Learning elements to ensure that all handwritten content is automatically digitised at the point of batch scanning. The solution delivers reports and dashboards to the end users based on their location and access permission rights. The solution is ultimately adjusted to the customers unique needs (branding, entry forms, reporting and access) and then deployed into their own Microsoft environment. Adrian Brown, Fennex Managing Director, says: “We bring high value adding concepts and solutions to life, developing software that turns the most challenging processes into clear, useful data visualisations.


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Functions and Benefits • Fully digitalised Behavioural Based Safety Solution, bespoke to client’s QHSE management system. • Live reporting and transparent dashboards providing advanced analytics and automated reporting across the global fleet. • Substantial ROI across the global fleet, considering cost of card & manpower savings. • Rapid solution deployment, entire program was developed from scratch in just 3 months.

“Our customised, cloud-based systems provide valuable, ongoing insight so organisations know what’s really going on.

reinvigorates the entire safety observation processes and records and collates information in a consistent, efficient manner.

“Our solutions are always built with the end user experience in mind and as such are extremely intuitive to learn.”

One such company to reap the benefits of Fennex’s technologically advanced skill set is global oil and gas drilling contractor, Noble Holding Corporation plc. (Noble). Over a 12week period, Fennex liaised closely with the team at Noble to deliver the innovative project to fully digitalise its own Behavioural Based Safety Solution. The system was developed in line with Noble’s corporate branding and its QHSE Management system. Robotics Process Automation was heavily applied to digitalise routine tasks, save time, and significantly cut costs.

BBS systems are considered a key aspect of HSE management system execution in that they continuously work to elevate an individual’s skill in risk awareness; an area that is a top priority for organisations in meeting its commitment to HSE performance excellency. The safety observation reporting process has become an integral part of the safety program that encourages and empowers employees to practice safe behaviour and The entire program was Our solutions are recognise unsafe actions. developed from scratch in always built with the The BBS program steers just 3 months, launching in the organisation’s safety November 2020 and has been end user experience in culture and provides the well received by both the users mind and as such are HSE management team and management at Noble. extremely intuitive with the tools to deploy the appropriate corrective “Noble continues to to learn. actions and make the changes prioritise the use of innovative required accordingly. technologies in its business processes to cultivate growth and However, conducting and capturing success,” says Adrian. safety observations using old methods is time consuming and has proven too cumbersome to “We are delighted to have partnered with such a fit in line with many organisations operating in forward-thinking organisation that recognises the remote markets that may not support the use of value of technology as a vital tool for success. digital technology. “While there are many commercial BBS Often, clients are initially reluctant to rush into programs available on the market, Noble is fully adopting a digital BBS solution due to concerns aware of the importance of developing a robust over inconsistencies in rolling out the program system that fully aligns with its own corporate across international markets and the impact this QHSE system.” may have on ongoing operations. The implementation of a bespoke program Leveraging technology to develop a digital BBS tailored directly to Noble’s unique business solution from the ground up that allows for processes was also crucial in allowing for physical and digital capturing of observations automated reporting and analysis across its fleet.

According to the recent OGUK and OGTC digital survey, the Energy industry is not an easy place to go digital. The complexities of its business processes, inherent high-risk and high-cost nature of its landscape, makes it hard to integrate agile management techniques such as “right to fail,” within companies’ culture. A recent study reported by Forbes has outlined that Robotic Process Automation (RPA) was the fastest growing segment in the global digital market, and this momentum is expected to accelerate, due to the challenges many firms have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this new dawn of technology, more organisations are now recognising the value and added benefits of a complete shift towards digitalisation of their business processes. Now perhaps more than ever, it is imperative organisations within the oil and gas sector move with the times or run the risk of being left behind. Adrian adds: “Fennex is committed to the exploration of further opportunities to bring the latest cloud and AI technologies to companies across the oil and gas sector to not only accelerate their digital transformation but to unlock much greater efficiencies with a strive towards operational excellence.”

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A predictable, reliable and perfect response every time.

Safe Influx Safe Influx Ltd is an independent supply company providing pioneering Automated Well Control solutions to the oil and gas industry.  We are the first company to develop this revolutionary technology designed to fully automate influx detection and shut-in sequences. The sensitivity of our Automated Well Control technology enables fast identification, decision-making and reaction to well control events, dramatically reducing the influx size and prevent major accident hazards. Developed to address the main safety issue of human factors, the proven technology improves safety and operational efficiency, reducing risk to people and the environment.

Company Details Website: www.safeinflux.com Email: info@safeinflux.com Tel: +44 (0) 7912 242421 Address: 28 Albyn Place, AB10 1YL, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

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When a kick is detected, faster and safer, the machine code instructions enable simultaneous commands to be issued and executed. The system alerts the driller at the HMI. Once Automated Well Control sequence has commenced, the system precisely takes control of several pieces of equipment that the human operator would normally control. However, the driller has the power of veto, and can intervene at any moment. technology

Safe Influx features Automated Well Control, a smart technology that makes the well control process safer by using automation to improve drilling performance and increase efficiency in wells operations, Safe Influx while mitigating risks. Our enables continuous proprietary system is the real-time monitoring only one available in the market that fully automates of the well and influx detection and shut-in manages influx flow sequences during the drilling.

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Safe Influx technology enables continuous real-time monitoring of the well and manages influx flow automatically. Once an influx is identified, the Automated Well Control system precisely takes control of the rig, performing a series of commands to stop the top drive, space out, shut down the pumps and shut in the BOP. Designed to minimise personnel exposure to risks and enhance decision making in critical well control situations, our technology substantially improves well control. Our decades of knowledge and experience enable us to provide our clients with confidence to drill even the most challenging wells. The Automated Well Control is customisable and can be adapted to provide very effective bespoke solutions to a particular well control problem, regardless of location, water depth or well type. Prior to Automated Well Control being installed, a rig survey is always performed to evaluate the rig equipment and define the scope of work for installation.

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Easy-to-use, the HMI screen can be incorporated into the rig’s existing HMI screen system, and is set up, run and operated by the driller.  Using control algorithms, the controller accurately monitors the parameters from the rig’s existing sensor package and controls the rig’s existing equipment.  No additional monitoring or control systems are required.

The heart of the Automated Well Control system is a controller using very highquality components.  The footprint on the rig is this controller, which is the size of a filing cabinet, and an HMI screen, which sits in front of the driller. 

Currently, the Minimum Viable Product is sitting at TRL8 in the 9-step scale and the technology possesses a Technology Qualification Certificate to operate on a cyber rig and traditional rig.  

Functions and Benefits • Can be retrofitted to cyber or conventional rig, stand alone or integrated. • Simple and short rig installation process. Typically, installation should take one to two days of predominantly offline work.  • Drillers-assist tool used by the existing rig crew. No additional personnel are required, except for the initial commissioning and training.  • Enable shut-in five times faster than conventional human interface methods, with the final influx size typically 20-25% of those experienced during manual shut-in.  • Enhanced decision-making, efficiency and safety.    • Reduce influx volumes and improve the well design to reduce well costs by 20%. • Reduction in probability of human error, which could lead to a potential loss of well control, by 94%.

Safe Influx granted patent for novel Automated Well Control technology by the United Kingdom Patent Office The patent secures key elements of Automated Well Control technology, including a wide range of modules using the same technology. This patent recognises the ability of the Automated Well Control to detect the presence of a fluid influx condition in a wellbore, make a decision against criteria to shut-in, and then automatically initiate an initial well control protocol that results in the well being safely shut-in. “We are very pleased that Safe Influx has been granted this patent for our Automated Well Control, which reinforces our position in the industry”, said Bryan Atchison, Co-founder and Managing Director at Safe Influx. “With the technology behind this patent, we are able to provide a system with unique capabilities unavailable from any other company.” “I believe that applying automation in well control represents a step change in the area of process safety. Implementingthis novel technology allows faster decision making, and significantly reduced well control risks and costs. The system’s ability to detect and automatically initiate and complete the vitally important well control protocol without manual intervention will represent a much-needed step change for the industry.”


new thinking, new technology...

K-Set

K-Punch K-Punch is a modular hole punching tool

K-Set is a unique electro-mechanical downhole setting tool, capable

combinable with K-Set and can be configured

of delivering up to 90,000 lbs of linear force which can be used to set,

to punch single or multiple, oriented holes

or un-set, plugs and packers in a wide range of tubing and

in a single run. K-Punch can punch holes

casing sizes. K-Set is suitable for use on any conveyance

in a range of tubing and casing

method including slickline, digital slickline,

sizes from 2-7/8” to 9-5/8”.

electric line and coiled tubing.

K-Fish Pull and push functionality with integral anchor

K-Fish is a simple adaption to K-Set and can be configured to retrieve stuck fish and manipulate downhole completion items. K-Fish contains an integral

Retrieve stuck fish, move valves

anchor and can provide push and pull capability in a range of

Connects directly to K-Set

tubing and casing

2.125” K-Fish for 2-7/8”, 3.5”

sizes from

2.75” K-Fish for 4.5”, 5.5”

2-7/8” to 9-5/8”.

3.6” K-Fish for >4.5”

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DOING IT “WELL”

for the environment with superior solutions

HydraWell HydraWell is a global Well Integrity specialist, providing engineered solutions to replace traditional Plug & Abandonment techniques and downhole tooling solutions. Established in 2008 and headquartered in Stavanger, the experienced team is committed to developing the most advanced downhole solutions to increase efficiency, reduce operational costs and minimise environmental footprint. Hydrawell push boundaries and is focused on inventing ingenious technologies to transform well operations around the world.

Company Details Website: www.hydrawell.no Email: sales@hydrawell.com Tel: +47 51 69 76 00 Address: HydraWell UK Ltd Unit 1 Bond Building Howe Moss Dr, Kirkhill Ind. Estate AB21 0GL, Dyce, Aberdeen, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2010

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When it comes to well integrity, ingenious and environmentally aware solutions which lead the charge in pushing boundaries should be central to the planning and successful delivery of any forward-thinking project. With an increasing need to zoom in on sustainable strategies, more and more companies are carefully examining their impact on the world in which they operate and it’s ever more important for them to look at how they can do their bit. Driven by a relentless passion for technological advancement and a desire to re-think existing well integrity operations, HydraWell’s team of innovators has combined its long and proud Norwegian heritage with globally won experience to carve out a strong track record in Plug &

Abandonment (P&A) operations, underpinned by a well sustainability strategy and a deeper sense of responsibility. Offering smart, superior, sustainable options which exceed expectations lies at the heart of everything HydraWell does and a 98% plugging success rate means customers have confidence that environmental conscious options can successfully marry with optimum results, wherever and whenever they are needed and even at short notice. As an inventive solutions provider with an Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) mindset fully embedded in all areas of the business, HydraWell is committed to reducing carbon footprint and waste generation both internally and for each and every one of its clients. An unstinting commitment to ESG best practices has been woven into corporate policies to ensure careful monitoring and improvement on performance across all technology development projects, operational performance, business activities and facilities management. HydraWell has introduced annual improvement targets that are shared with stakeholders and encompass energy saving initiatives, reduced travel requirements through IT upgrades and choice of facilities to reduce its own carbon footprint. From Stavanger to the world, the company has its finger on the pulse on how best to transform well operations thanks to constant exploration of


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new avenues and bringing to market ingenious solutions. These increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact as well as having the potential to reduce operating costs by up to millions of dollars so it’s little wonder demand is on an upward trajectory.

alternative. Based on reduced operating times of diesel-powered semi-submersible drilling units, that’s 720MT CO2 emissions – or the equivalent of 6km of car travel for every well HydraWell’s technology helps to abandons. Furthermore, PWC® can report six-and-a-half years LTI free and it produces zero swarf handling issues and zero metal shavings sparking huge and positive environmental benefits due to the elimination of transportation needs, pollution risk and landfill capacity.

Key to putting words into action and shaking up the market in recent times has been the design, development and testing of HydraWell’s patented Perforation, Wash & Cement (PWC®) portfolio for wellbore specialist applications. In one recent example working with a North Whilst customers around the world have been Sea operator, the pioneering PWC® system familiar with the technology and its benefits for successfully allowed drilling to continue thus some time, close collaboration has facilitated enabling access to new reserves, significant enhancement in operational avoiding costly re-sidetracking of efficiency – and the identification of the well and crucially achieving new applications for this flexible desired outcomes within system which can be adapted to PWC® technology limited timeframes. Using a rise to new challenges. offers a step-change in PWC® solution allowed the performance and has the zonal isolation challenge to From permanent P&A and slot potential to slash the be fixed, ten days of rig-time recovery to restoring annulus operational sequence by up to be saved and production integrity and casing show to six days when compared to be delivered faster and at repair, HydraWell’s PWC® to the conventional section lower risk. nimble method enables highly efficient installation of rock-tomilling alternative. In Malaysia earlier this year, rock barriers. a ten-well P&A campaign ® required shallow surface casing More than 380 PWC bespoke plugs leak remediation to address annular have been installed for 20 operators in 13 integrity issues. With more than 30 successful countries so far – and the journey is only just operations in the region, HydraWell was ideally beginning as more and more companies seek placed to offer not only superior technology safe, efficient, reliable and cost-effective P&A. but also the know-how to deal with these And remarkably, each barrier can be installed in severely corroded wells. To manage surface 36 hours. handling risk due to shallow perforating tubing ® shock, a customised system with mechanical PWC technology offers a step-change in perforating system was used. An integrated performance and has the potential to slash the approach to design addressed unplanned well operational sequence by up to six days when conditions whilst pre-operation system tests compared to the conventional section milling

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determined operating parameters. The outcome achieved all desired abandonment objectives and saved an estimated five days per well, compared with section milling. PWC® is just one of the many ways HydraWell is working hard to fulfil its vision of continuing to improve its solutions, operations and approach. At the heart of it all is the ultimate aim of achieving sector-wide accelerated positive change which will help to protect and improve the world we all live in. When you need to improve your future outlook, HydraWell does well.

Functions and Benefits • PWC® technology reduces operational sequence by up to six days compared to conventional section milling • 98% plugging success rate • Permanent P&A and slot recovery • Barriers can be installed quickly, safely and efficiently • Zero swarf handling issues and zero metal shavings sparking huge environmental benefits • Abandonment Isolation completed in 36 hours • 6.5 years LTI Free

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CORROSION & INSPECTION MANAGEMENT Surface Corrosion Consultants Ltd Surface Corrosion Consultants Ltd specialises in comprehensive paint inspection, NDT inspection and corrosion prevention for a number of industries including Oil & Gas, Subsea, Renewables, Marine, Transport & Infrastructure and the Industrial sector. The company’s newly launched tablet-based application, Surface Asset Management (SAM), has been created for the complete management of your asset; conditional surveying, specification, scope of works and inspection reporting. SAM removes duplication of work. As the survey data is captured, it is available for review and action immediately, providing significant cost savings on older methods.

Company Details Website: www.consultsurface.com Email: info@consultsurface.com Tel: +44 (0) 1224 766 651 Address: Arnhall Business Park Prospect Rd AB32 6FJ, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2017

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Leading the way in web-based technology for the management of corrosion is specialist firm Surface Corrosion Consultants Ltd. The Aberdeen based company, which specialises in comprehensive paint inspection, NDT Inspection and corrosion prevention, has unveiled its innovative new app - Surface Asset Management (SAM) that is set to transform how coating condition surveys and painting campaigns are recorded and managed.

simplicity and efficiency at the forefront of its design. The software removes duplication of tasks and creates a single point of access to monitor corrosion and manage the execution of coating systems, passive fire protection and insulation instalment. The pioneering technology was developed in 2017 after a team of specialists at Surface Corrosion quickly realised the majority of service providers and major operators are still managing their corrosion protection using sub-contractors and colossal spreadsheets. Recording of maintenance campaigns was inefficient, often documented by creation of hard copy reports, which proved almost impossible to track and monitor. The team of entrepreneurs identified a clear gap in the market for a digital solution for recording and saving inspection report data in real-time. Rab Grainger, Surface Corrosion Consultants Technical Director, says: “Working with steel fabricators, it was obvious that there was a gap. We use SAM as a matter of course for all the recording of surface preparation and coatings; it is fundamental to Corrosion our business.

Surface The ground-breaking SAM Consultants Ltd, has software is an easy to use, digital inspection application “SAM surveys are succinct unveiled its innovative that streamlines all aspects and to the point and provide a new app - Surface Asset of NDT management and snapshot of each asset at the Management (SAM) coating inspection. The user push of a button. friendly, highly intuitive program can be applied across a range “SAM removes the lengthy of industries including oil and process of manual data input gas, subsea, renewables, marine, and our intuitive software has a transport and infrastructure as well as fundamental role to play in the future of wider industrial sectors. the energy and construction industries.” The revolutionary software, developed by the company who has its headquarters in Belfast, can also manage new build projects providing full cradle to grave traceability. SAM is a fresh and unique approach to corrosion prevention and has been developed with

Survey data needs to be concise, easy to understand, as well as simple to manage and monitor. With SAM, reporting is instantaneous. Continuing with a philosophy of keeping things simple, the inspection of any fabricated steelwork with SAM is one continuous process. SAM keeps it simple.


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In the constant drive for efficiency, the app now interfaces directly to Elcometer gauges that are Bluetooth enabled. Using a tablet and Bluetooth technology the coatings inspector and technician digitally records all inspection requirements from NDT onwards including MPI, UT, Visual, environmental readings, DFTs, images and much more in real-time onsite. Reports generated can be adapted and edited to suit the user’s specific requirements. With just a few taps of the screen, all saved readings from the gauge are instantly transferred to the app and synced with no need for manual data entry – just choose which zone the readings are from and the app does the rest. There is no man in the middle to navigate. Every piece of inspection data collected via the web or tablet is instantly saved to secure servers. SAM creates skilfully formatted and concise documentation that is available anytime to download or send direct from the desktop or tablet.

Some of the work the app covers include: • Conditional Surveys • Campaign & Scope Management • Survey & Inspection Reviews • Analysis & Reporting • Critical Repair Management

SAM offers real power in speed and efficiency SAM is available on Android and iOS devices for use in fabrication halls. The user interface is simple to use with clearly defined menus. The app offers data entry efficiency and by using an interactive online system, it reduces the amount of time inspectors spend sitting behind a desk painstakingly inputting data.

Benefits of SAM versus traditional methods: • Subcontractors use the system ensuring data is always updated and owned by the owner/operator • SAM is designed to be managed by you or your designated company • Easy user accessibility: immediate information from anywhere that has a suitable internet connection • You benefit by having complete control of data for maintenance planning and scheduling • Optimum control of budget by ensuring funds are correctly allocated where required • Simple user-friendly interface – via PC or tablet

Data Management and Monitoring SAM automatically generates dashboards providing insights, intelligence and overviews of all data collected during surveys allowing the user to view scopes in detail and see a clear picture of the critical path ahead. The app can also be used to set priorities which gives the operator the chance to set their own critical repair threshold for the surveyed items. Furthermore, the manning levels can be scrutinised with ease to help assemble the most effective team balance on any project.

project, zone or even single items as well as estimating costs for projects. “SAM really is the most versatile and innovative software available on the market today with regards to NDT management and coating inspection. It is a game changer for the future of the management of corrosion in the oil and gas and construction industries.” The in-house team of specialists at Surface Corrosion offer clients a comprehensive training package as well as providing technical support and updates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Data accuracy is assured as data is recorded directly within the device and instantly imported offering improved assurance and accuracy. Rab explains: “SAM is tailored to each individual customer requirement and each user has their own clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Every change made within SAM is timestamped to a known user. The correctly qualified person is then able to verify compliance within their expertise.” The software offers the added benefit of historical data storage to ensure the client’s third-party inspector can confirm each stage in the process or simply verify compliance by load at the end of production. SAM logs coating product, blast media, and all other essential variables for successful and concise reports. The software can generate reports based on user defined selections by asset, zone, structure type, RE values, planned year, dates and items not yet included offering clients the chance to get a better handle on their data.

Main functions and benefits • All data is updated and owned by the owner/operator • SAM is designed to be managed by you or your designated company • Easy user accessibility: immediate information from anywhere that has a suitable internet connection • User has complete control of data for maintenance planning and scheduling • Optimum control of budget by ensuring funds are correctly allocated where required • Simple user-friendly interface – via PC or tablet

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MySep MySep offers process engineering software for the design and simulation of process phase separators and scrubbers. The company was incorporated in 2013 and has been recognised as providing the emerging standard software for separators. MySep products have been adopted by many leading Operators, Engineering Contractors and Separation Equipment Suppliers across the globe. The products handle horizontal and vertical separators for two-phase and three-phase applications. A wide range of internals can be selected covering the vast majority of field configurations. Our separation modelling is founded on proprietary research, which has yielded unique modelling and performance correlations, augmented by comprehensive industry experience.

Company Details Website: www.mysep.com Email: info@mysep.com Tel: +65 6570 9290 Address: MySep Pte Ltd 28 Sin Ming Lane #04-145 Midview City Singapore 573972

Technology Development stage: Early adoption (for MySep Engine) Launch date: May 2018

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PROCESS DIGITAL TWINS

Deploy rigorous separation modelling

Increasingly, leading Oil & Gas operators recognise the power of simulation-based digital twins, to drive greater production and avoid unplanned shutdowns. Data from DCS and process historians are combined with simulations of pipelines, risers, and key process equipment. This generates performance indicators which are not measurable, providing insights to guide optimisation of the operation. “What-if” scenarios and case studies further enrich understanding. A missing link in the modelling armoury, has been the ability to reliably predict the performance of process separators within simulations.

Engine representing various separators and scrubbers. Separator models are built in MySep Studio with full geometry and internals configuration. These are then mapped onto the simulation unit operations. MySep Engine provides detailed incremental modelling of gas liquid separation as the digital twin executes. Analysis starts with evaluation of mist fraction and droplet size distribution entering each separator. Calculations detail incrementally each separation stage, tracking carry-over and the development of droplet size from inlet to outlet.

Dynamic Digital Twins Digital twins utilising dynamic simulation mimic fully transient system behaviour. These are vital in design and optimisation of process control systems and are a pre-requisite for facility Operator Training Systems. Here we show a dynamic process model in UniSim®Design. In this case operations have to accommodate slugging. Flow and mist carry-over transients propagate through the process system including turbo expansion and low temperature separation. This influences the ability to meet hydrocarbon dewpoint specification for export gas.

MySep software is widely used by operators and engineering consultants to conduct detailed analysis of two- and three-phase separator performance. MySep Studio is increasingly recognised as the standard software for separator simulation and design. MySep Engine brings rigorous gas-liquid separation, embedded in the industry’s preferred process simulators. This greatly enhances the fidelity of both steady state, and dynamic digital twins.

Asset Tie-Back Evaluation Subsea tie-backs can offer economic development for smaller oil and gas reserves. A key consideration is the capacity of receiving facility equipment. A process digital twin with adequate representation of the process system, is essential for engineering evaluation. On https://www.mysep.com/videos we see Aspen HYSYS® process models, with MySep

Control settings require careful tuning to accommodate the process system hydrodynamics. Heat and material balances are dependent on liquid carry-over in the separator unit operations. MySep Engine in the digital twin, ensures the system can be designed and operated to optimum profitability, without compromising reliability.


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GET ‘ONBOARD’ WITH SOLAB everyone else is!

Solab IT Services Solab is a leading local IT support company with 29 years of experience in supporting, training and developing businesses across Scotland and beyond, delivering expert IT services and solutions. Solab and Onboard Tracker™ have become a leading light in the North East’s Digital Workforce initiatives and help keep tens of thousands of energy workers trained, competent and safe in their daily activities. The agile team proactively help clients improve their business performance, providing stability and consistency using the latest technologies, proven techniques and flexible support models.

Company Details Website: www.solab.co.uk Email: info@solab.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1224 213033 Address: Bridge House 56-58 Bridge Street AB11 6JN, Aberdeen Scotland, UK

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2012

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2020 was the year that tore up the working practices rulebook for Crew Management, Personnel Logistics, Training and Competence for highly regulated industry. Factors such as knowing exactly where your mobile workforce is, what skills they have, who is available, who may be quarantined and their current vaccination status will be even more important going forward. With fragmented and remote working practises set to become the norm in 2021, managing volumes of workforce all recording data on shared spreadsheets, network drives and legacy databases just won’t do. Businesses need to be sleek in their approach and streamlined in their strategy in order to survive and thrive. Onboard Tracker™, the modular web-based Software as a Service (SAAS) platform, transforms a mass of information into a user friendly, blindingly fast, online portal which gives up-to-date and accurate information. The system gives your Operations, Training and Competence

teams the fluidity to react rapidly to the enormous changes the world is experiencing. Scalable and simple to use, Onboard Tracker™ is a proven all-in-one business tool that puts operational visibility at the heart of a business providing full real-time data at a client’s fingertips allowing efficient and informed decision making to improve business performance. Onboard Tracker™ records vital day to day operations data to ensure the safety of tens of thousands of highly skilled people around the world. Our explosive growth now sees our clients tracking crews visiting over 70% of the manned rigs and almost 30% of marine vessels in the UKCS, and in over 50 countries. Here’s what some of them have to say:

“As a SME in offshore personnel and logistics I was really excited to be shown Onboard Tracker™, and it has not disappointed. From purchasing the system, we went live globally within a month. Logistics are a tough audience with so many cultural and regional differences, but all areas love the system and what it can do for them. The Onboard Tracker™ team aren’t sitting still either and we are continually in contact with ideas to expand what the software can do for our business. Onboard Tracker™ has been hailed our best IT success”

Book a demo today at www.onboardtracker.com and find out how to get your business on board the digital revolution today.


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With Onboard Tracker™ seeing really is believing.

“Our reporting has been transformed with Onboard Tracker™. It’s instant and available for management and has clearly enhanced our training & competency processes whilst reducing the admin burden – the system is so quick and slick. Onboard Tracker™ is so intuitive and ever evolving. We continue to benefit from the ongoing development enhancements. For any training and competency teams out there considering a new system, you should absolutely seek an Onboard Tracker™ demo. Anyone using old, traditional methods of recording and spreadsheets, you need to get with the times and move away from this.”

“Onboard Tracker™ transformed the way we did business overnight. No longer did we need to lose time tracking down data – it was right there, and we could access it when needed.” The tailored, affordable approach delivered by Onboard Tracker™ allows logistics teams to input, track, and administer all crew rotations, absences, and holidays on a robust system. Training and Competence can be centrally

managed to encapsulate all training matrices, expiries, and related documentation to ensure compliance, whilst HR requirements such as employee contracts, personal information, appraisals and more are also ably covered. In line with the needs of any modern business, the system is a single online, mobile and portable platform meaning that it can be used safely and easily from anywhere. Users can access real-time data and easily upload information as required from a range of devices including a mobile phone, laptop or tablet from an office, vessel, offshore platform, or whilst on the move. Thanks to enterprise class design and a monthly subscription format, a core product can be developed module by module using add ons which takes the system to exactly where your business needs it to be – right at the heart of your operations. With almost three decades of experience, Solab is a leading Aberdeen based IT support company with a proven and enviable track record in supporting, training and developing a whole host of businesses across Scotland and beyond by delivering the very best in IT services and solutions. Over the years, the Solab software development experts saw recurring themes among client Operations, Logistics and Training requirements. All were experiencing similar challenges with poor visibility, reporting, duplication of effort, inaccuracies, human error, lost data and failed automation. They needed an innovative, flexible system that would grow with their business. One which would simultaneously manage a workforce and enhance operations.

It was time for smarter technology to drive their businesses forward - that’s when the revolutionary Onboard Tracker™ was born. Kevin Coll, Solab’s Managing Director and Graeme Miller, Onboard Co-Founder, used the team’s deep industry and technological experience to develop a single, integrated, online platform that enables any highly regulated industry to banish their log-jam of paper, email, spreadsheets and legacy systems and truly embrace the future of digital transformation.

Functions and Benefits • Workforce Planning, Crewing, Training and Competence in one enterprise class system. • User friendly, fast, portable online system giving up to date and accurate information safely and efficiently. • Records vital day-to-day operations data ensuring highest safety standards are met. • Intuitive, progressive technology that cuts the need for spreadsheets and transforms business processes. • Users can access real-time data from a mobile, laptop or tablet, vessel, offshore platform or whilst on the move. • Simultaneously manages a workforce and enhances operations.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. TRANSFORMED.

Your safety, compliance and competence partners

3t Transform Part of 3t Energy Group’s portfolio of companies, including leading training providers AIS Training and Survivex and simulator provider, Drilling Systems, 3t Transform offers a game-changing platform of cloud-based training management software and blended learning technologies; enabling companies world-wide to deliver, manage and monitor the training and competence of their staff and contractors. The 3t Transform team is made up of industry experts in customer experience, technology, design, and content creation. With this knowhow, we create the ultimate, cost-effective learning solutions that can be tailored to your needs, helping you work smarter, safer and more efficiently.

Company Details Website: www.3t-transform.com Email: marketing@3t-transform.com Tel: 0330 202 068 Address: Global offices in the UK, UAE, USA & China

Technology Development stage: Commercial Launch date: 2020

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At the core of the 3t Transform platform is a range of connected cloud-based software tools, designed to manage the safety, training compliance, learning, skills gaps, and competence of your workforce. Coupled with our pioneering, cost effective, learning technologies that improve workers’ knowledge, skills, and performance, our platform enables your workers to constantly improve through self-initiated learning, which can be accessed anytime, anywhere. “We offer a complete solution for workforce development and training, ensuring our customers are at the heart of every solution we provide. We have taken a consultive approach, listening to your biggest challenges, and built technology-driven solutions that create safer, smarter workers and increase your operational efficiency.” Paul Stonebanks OBE, President

Training and Competence Management Software Our platform of Management Software is packed full of powerful features that enable the timely delivery of your workforce training, all from the convenience of one central, cloud-based platform. Our software includes state-of-the-art Training Management, Learning Management and Competence Management Systems, where you can simply and effectively manage and improve the training, compliance, safety and competence of your entire workforce.

Blended Learning Technologies E-Learn: We have thousands of off-the-shelf, industry-accredited E-Learning courses available at 3t Transform, accessible on demand, 24/7, on mobile, desktop or tablet. Each course is SCORM compliant and includes a mix of theory and assessments to enhance engagement. “We are specialists in creating bespoke content, tailored to your exact needs, and have a proven track record of designing and delivering engaging learning content that improves knowledge retention.” Linsey Horberry, Head of Learning and Development Micro-learning app - R3: Our ground-breaking R3 platform is based on the principles of spaced repetition learning and delivers microlearning quizzes tailored to each worker.


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Designed to repeatedly test on-the-job skills and knowledge, this helps to reduce future training costs, increase learner engagement through gamification and improve knowledge retention. R3 also offers powerful reporting capabilities, providing detailed feedback about each learner.

has proven critical in continuing training and learning during this time, and in an everchanging world, businesses will increasingly rely on distance learning in the future.

Video is a great tool for breaking down complex information into bite-sized, simple, easy to understand visuals. Content-rich R3 has already been used by high profile and engaging video-based learning allows companies like McDonalds and TUI, to name standardised training to be delivered across a few. multiple personnel easily and quickly. Theory backed up by practical demonstrations builds knowledge and pause Virtual-reality training and digital and replay modules mean twin creation: Our virtual reality platform has transformed both delegates can learn at their training and learning in the own pace. 3t Transform We have six fully workplace. We specialise in also provides multi-lingual connected ways for your creating realistic, immersive versions for global workforce to learn, with learning environments teams, all accessed thousands of courses which replicate real-world via our Learning scenarios and procedures Management System. available to create the allowing your workers world’s leading blended to test their skills and Augmented Reality: 3t learning technology knowledge in a safe setting. Transform’s AR platform platform. allows you to bring to life Using our powerful digital digital interactive scenarios twin technology, we can recreate or workplace processes in your customers’ assets and sites in exact real-world environment. You then use detail in the virtual world. the AR mobile app to interact with the ‘digital’ scene that can take your learning to a new This training is unrivalled for engagement level of interaction and engagement. and memory retention, “VR can deliver a 75% increase in delegates’ learning retention when compared with standard methods.” Simulators: We also offer a range of advanced portable simulators, tailored to the oil & gas Video-Learn: Reducing contact time and industry, that allow your workers to test and safeguarding the health of employees during retest their skills in safety, maximising human COVID-19 has been vital. Cloud-based learning performance, competence, and efficiency.

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All our simulators connect with the other learning technologies and software for a truly blended learning experience. “3t Transform is truly transforming training with technology. There is no other business able to provide a holistic technology training solution, vastly decreasing the time taken to demonstrate a compliant and competent workforce while drastically reducing training and associated costs. All the while delivering a proven and robust system that can be accessed anywhere globally with full offline capabilities.” Sally Finnie, VP

Functions and Benefits • Cost effective – all your learning and software tools in one place reducing admin time and logistics. • Mobilise your workers with tailored induction training plans to get them job-ready and safe. • Quick access to 6 ways to learn with 100’s of tech-driven courses. •Full real-time visibility of the safety, compliance, and competence of your regional and global operations, giving you 100% compliance assurance. •Rapid onboarding onto the platform to make it easy to get started.

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Specialist survey & inspection solutions provider serving the Energy, Infrastructure & Construction sectors. Founded by a team with over 40 years’ experience in Surveying, Inspection & Robotics, Innovair leverage this knowhow to help customers understand their environments, maintain asset integrity, reduce risk, and improve productivity. Using the latest survey & inspection technology, including our pioneering Autonomous Robotics Solutions, Laser Scanners, Drones, Remote Visual Inspection & Advanced NDT equipment, we collect accurate & repeatable data from precisely where you need it. A team of problem-solvers, driven by innovation, we work with our clients to fully understand their challenges, selecting the right tool(s) to complete each project safely, efficiently and to the highest standards.

Company Details Website: www.innovair.co.uk Email: info@innovair.co.uk Tel: 01224 434 806 Address: Unit 3 – Energy Development Centre, Claymore Drive, Aberdeen, AB23 8GD, UK

Technology Development stage: Various, with our initial autonomous robotics offering being at prototype Launch date: Initial autonomous robotics offering targeting Q3 2021

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Our integrated service offering includes: • Drone Survey & Inspection • Remote Visual Inspection • Laser Scanning • Advanced NDT • Autonomous Robotics Solutions We continue to enhance these capabilities, with our in-house R&D team focussed on developing intelligent robots which can navigate, position, and deliver complex projects in unstructured & dynamic environments. Work remains to be done before the value of robots is fully realised by the Energy sectors, at Innovair our solution(s) aim at progressing the wider adoption of in-service robotics in industrial environments, including offshore oil & gas platforms and renewable assets.

Accurate & repeatable data from precisely where you need it Remote sensing technology has advanced considerably over the past decade and when integrated with robotic technology the applications and use cases will continue to expand over the coming years. Innovair believes that robotics will play a significant part in supporting asset operators to overcome the current and future challenges. As a business our objectives are clear: • Capture the most accurate and repeatable survey & inspection data; • Promote the use of robotics; to complete projects safely in the most complex, dangerous & difficult to access environments. Want to find out more about the solutions we currently offer, take a look at the summaries below.

Drone Survey & Inspection Using our fleet of fixed wing, multi-rotor, and confined space drones, we deliver survey & inspection services across various assets & sites. Our team of experienced engineers use drones to collect and deliver data with the highest level of accuracy and repeatability. Our stringent procedures ensure our operations are completed safely and we deliver the correct, actionable information to our clients so they can make data driven decisions and examine their assets. We can also provide alternative payload solutions including LiDAR, Thermal cameras and contact NDT. Our engineers can provide results in a variety of formats, supporting you to make best use of the data. Data can be presented in PDF reports, edited video & photographs, or visualised through point clouds and highly accurate 3D models.


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Remote Visual Inspection (RVI)

Innovair believes that robotics will play a significant part in supporting asset operators to overcome the current and future challenges.

Our RVI solutions enable the safe and effective collection of visual inspection data. Drawing on a wealth of industry expertise, our experienced & competent inspection team are poised to meet your challenges. Our range of state-of-the-art remotely deployed inspection systems are used for a variety of applications. Working with our clients, we collect the required data from the most difficult to access areas on their assets. Using systems including push rod/drop cameras, crawler vehicles and bespoke robotics, fitted with LED lighting, 360° pan & tilt camera functionality and the appropriate centralisation or adhesion solution for the task at hand, be that internal pipe work, tanks, vessels, towers, exhausts, wind turbine monopiles, blade internals or otherwise.

Laser Scanning Using the latest laser scanning technology, our teams capture accurate as-built information quickly, delivering holistic data sets to an internal accuracy of +/- 5mm. Combined with HDR panoramic images, the colourised point cloud data outputs provide a digital visualisation of your environment, with the ability to extract measurements. Highly accurate data sets are produced efficiently providing our clients with the data they need, when they need it. Working across multiple sectors, our data collection techniques are extremely transferable. Whether your asset is below or above ground, a confined space or at height, we will provide a solution to capture actionable point cloud data. Our team of Chartered

Surveyors & Site Engineers deliver highly accurate measured surveys to enhance decision-making, reduce costs, save time, and improve safety.

Advanced NDT Using a tethered drone fitted with a modular robotic arm, Innovair can collect ultrasonic thickness (UT) measurements across a range of structures, at various angles. The highly accurate, real-time and web accessible data makes the decision-making process faster and more efficient. Innovair are also preparing to launch a series of automated NDT scanning systems from late 2021. Designed for a range of in-service inspection requirements, our solutions will draw on the experience of our team and support our Energy clients to capture highly accurate and repeatable inspection data from across their assets. Deploying quantitative inspection techniques, via intelligent robotics, for challenging areas such as underdeck, splash zone, internal structures, pipework and confined spaces, will allow us to collect rich “as-found” data and give our clients a thorough understanding on current condition.

Autonomous Robotics Solutions We envisage a world where robots are used to complete the most dangerous of tasks, in the harshest of environments, in order to keep our people safe and to enable sustained production in a changing economic climate. Our R&D team are developing a fleet of intelligent service robots which can navigate, position, and

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deliver complex services in dynamic & unstructured environments. With these pioneering solutions offering a modular and flexible approach, the systems will adapt to different types of structures and surfaces, selecting the correct approach for each task, integrating with tethers, tooling, light and heavy lift platforms as required. Advanced control solutions & continuous monitoring will enable SIMOPS and safe integration with human teams around them.

Selecting the right tool(s) to complete each project safely, efficiently and to the highest standards At Innovair, we have an ambitious team working towards common goals. We look forward to continued engagement with our clients’ and wider industry as we expand our business through 2021 and beyond. We aim to provide autonomy, safety and cost efficiency to our clients, whilst focussing on innovation, advancing technology and continuously developing the competency of our experienced personnel.

Functions and Benefits • Capture accurate & repeatable survey & inspection data from precisely where you need it. • Remove the need to put personnel at risk. • Access dangerous environments more effectively. • Achieve cost reduction through data & technology.

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