Tag Archives: oil and gas

SSL to Design Methane Emission Detection Satellite; Richard White Quoted

Maxar TechnologiesSSL subsidiary has received a contract from Environmental Defense Fund to design and define requirements for a small satellite designed to detect and monitor methane emissions from oil and gas facilities worldwide. MethaneSAT is a small form-factor satellite that will work to provide high-resolution images to help detect and measure low- and high-emission sources in regions that constitute more than 80 percent of global production of oil and gas per week, Maxar said Thursday

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USAID Taps AECOM for Amazon Conservation Project; John Vollmer Quoted

The U.S. Agency for International Development‘s South America Regional office in Peru has awarded a potential five-year, $23.5M contract to AECOM to help protect the Amazon rainforest from harmful infrastructure and extractive efforts. Under the Amazon Promotion of Best Social and Environmental Management Practices initiative, the company will work to …

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Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson Meets UAS Payload Design Challenge Finalists in UAE

Marillyn Hewson, president, CEO and chairperson of Lockheed Martin, has convened the student finalists of an unmanned aerial system payload design challenge held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The company said Friday the year-long program conducted in partnership with Mubadala Investment seeks to engage UAE-based university students to generate ideas in …

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Oceaneering CEO Kevin McEvoy Joins Emcor’s Board of Directors; Stephen Bershad Comments

Kevin McEvoy, CEO of deep water energy and engineering services provider Oceaneering International, has joined the board of directors of Emcor Group. McEvoy was elected to the board at Emcors’ annual meeting of stockholders, the company said Thursday. He is also the chairman of the National Ocean Industry Association, director of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers’ …

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Inmarsat Adds RigNet as Mobile Satellite System Reseller; Ronald Spithout Comments

RigNet has joined Inmarsat’s partner network to distribute the latter company’s Global Xpress mobile satellite system offering to oil and gas maritime customers. RigNet will offer high-speed communications service for offshore service and supply vehicles within the energy sector worldwide, RigNet said Thursday. “With the launch of Fleet Xpress, the world’s …

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Mike Read Appointed Teledyne Marine President; Robert Mehrabian Comments

Mike Read, formerly president of Teledyne Technologies‘ oil and gas business, has received appointment as president of the company’s marine business effective Monday. The company said Sept. 3 Read will manage the $665 million marine business, which provides undersea technologies to the marine transportation, water resources, oceanographic research and related markets. “I …

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Daniel Heller: Lockheed Tests Nanotech for Oil-Drilling Wastewater Filtration

Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with two oil and natural gas producers to evaluate the potential of a Lockheed-designed membrane technology to filter wastewater at oil drilling sites, Reuters reported Friday. David Alexander writes Daniel Heller, vice president for sustainability technologies at Lockheed, said the company has been exploring the Perforene …

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ReportsnReports: Oil and Gas Sector’s Global Big Data Market to Grow 56% in 4 Years

A new ReportsnReports research forecasts the global big data market in the oil and gas sector will grow 56.45 percent in size by 2018. The report predicts the oil and gas big data market will implement predictive modeling tools to forecast future development strategies through the use of historical data, ReportsnReports said Monday. The research …

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Siemens to Acquire Rolls-Royce Energy’s Gas Turbine, Compressor Business for $1B

Siemens has moved to expand its oil and gas and decentralized power generation portfolio by agreeing to acquire Rolls-Royce Energy‘s gas turbine and compressor business for $1.3 billion. The companies intend to complete the deal by December and the transaction includes Rolls-Royce’s 2,500 aero-derivative gas turbines, which generated estimated revenues of $1.5 billion in Rolls-Royce’s 2013 fiscal …

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Chinese Oil Firm to Monitor Additional Facilities Using Honeywell Software Tools; Aldous Wong Comments

Chinese oil and gas distributor PetroChina Co. Ltd.  will continue to use Honeywell’s software tools for operating additional petrochemical facilities across China in an effort to help meet the country’s energy demands. Honeywell’s refining and petrochemical modeling system and its Intuition Executive information management tools will be implemented in 17 PetroChina refining sites …

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