Industry 4.0 is having a profound effect on the oil and gas industry, improving operations by aggregating sensor and planning/forecasting data into one shared view along backed by analytics and real-time alerting capabilities. These innovations may be even more important at the terminal, where low oil prices coupled with aging assets are putting severe pressure on operators to improve profitability through better productivity. Are you taking advantage of Industry 4.0 in these critical midstream and downstream operations?
Bob Kessler, Oceaneering's Maritime Program Manager, sat down with Gibraltar Shipping to discuss everything from AIS vessel tracking technology to subsea oil and gas operations:
We are very excited to announce that our TerminalSmart solution has been placed on the short list for 2 awards at the 2018 Global Tank Storage Awards.
Enthusiasm for the current and projected role of drones in the maritime industry is, to say the least, sky high. More than just cool high-tech gadgets, drones are in the process of changing the way the industry handles everything from hull inspections to shore-to-ship deliveries, and more.
High bids by major oil producers in a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore auction point toward a resurgence of interest in deepwater exploration. This year’s bids totaled $121 million—nearly a seven-fold increase over the bids on the Outer Continental Shelf auctioned last summer by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).