Sales, deployments, partnerships … (February 2014)

Ensyte, Accenture, Gevron, GE, LANL, CyrusOne, Open-IX, Emerson, Esri, Fluor  Corp., Gunnebo, Meridium, Molecule Software, Oildex, OptaSense, SkyVision, Aveva, Petrosys, Rock Flow Dynamics, Trimble, ZTR Control Systems, Alert Management Systems, Epson Electronics, Geodetics Inc.

Ensyte has upgraded UGI Corp.’s legacy VB6 edition of Gastar to its new Windows presentation foundation platform.

Statoil has awarded Accenture a global contract for the supply of outsourced finance and control services. The deal covers joint venture, financial, statutory and tax reporting, production and revenue accounting, financial master data management and more.

Chevron Energy Technology Company and GE Oil & Gas have formed the Chevron GE Technology Alliance to develop and commercialize technologies to solve critical issues for the oil and gas industry. The Alliance builds on an existing collaboration on the development of the Safire multiphase flow meter along with swept frequency acoustic interferometry metering technology from Los Alamos national laboratory (LANL).

Colocation solutions provider CyrusOne has achieved multi-site data center certification from the Open-IX North America Association. The standard certifies data center interconnection exchange capability.

Emerson Process Management has completed a ‘massive’ process automation upgrade of BP’s Whiting, Indiana refinery. The ‘large and complex’ start-up involved a global team of 80.

Esri is partnering with the group on earth observation system of systems (GEOSS), established to monitor issues such as disasters, health, energy, climate and more. Esri is to work with Italy’s Earth and space science informatics lab to integrate ArcGIS Online into the GEOSS data access broker. This will make ArcGIS Online content discoverable from Geoss search portals such as DataOne, CEOS, CUAHSI and OneGeology.

Fluor Corp.’s JGC joint venture has received an engineering, procurement and construction EPC from Chevron Canada for the proposed Kitimat LNG.

GE Oil & Gas and BG Group have partnered on a ‘ReliabilityMax’ predictive maintenance project targeting  unplanned downtime on turbomachinery deployed at BG Group’s QGC coal seam gas-to-LNG plant on Curtis Island, Australia.

Shell Denmark has formed a partnership with the Gunnebo security group which is to deploy its closed cash handling solution, SafePay, at Shell’s petrol stations across Denmark.

GE’s Digital Energy business is collaborating with Meridium to offer customers Meridium’s asset performance management APM alongside GE’s SmallWorld offering.

Molecule Software’s cloud-based energy trading software has been selected by Vinmar International.

Oildex has signed a five-year agreement with WPX Energy for deployment of Spendworks, its cloud-based eInvoicing and accounts payable automation platform.

Distributed acoustic sensing specialist OptaSense has signed with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to provide the industry’s first multi-well 4D DAS vertical seismic profiling system to monitor 12 steam-injected oil wells over a three year period.

SkyVision has been awarded a five year contract by Nigerian South Atlantic Petroleum for the installation and management of its corporate voice and data services in Benin.

Petrochemicals engineer Burgasnefteproekt reports ‘significant cost savings’ with the use of Aveva Laser Modeler to capture the as-built asset and create a 3D model of an existing flaring system.

Petrosys has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with Rock Flow Dynamics to distribute its tNavigator reservoir simulation solution in Australia, New Zealand, PNG and Timor-Leste.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is to deploy Trimble’s Fleet Management and Visual Cargo consignment management solutions in its finished products transport business.

ZTR Control Systems is partnering with Alert Management Systems (AMS) to enable heavy equipment rental customers to integrate real time equipment data from their fleet directly into AMS EasyPro. ZTR’s i3 adds telematics feeds, providing a information on the location, health, utilization and maintenance status of equipment.

Epson Electronics America has announced a strategic partnership with Geodetics Inc. to develop a ‘tactical’ edition of the Geo-iNAV GPS-aided inertial navigation system. The solution targets real time, high-precision positioning and navigation for manned and unmanned air, sea and ground vehicles and will interface with Epson’s G362 and G352 inertial measurement units. 

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