Friday, February 10, 2017

NEWS  |  Artificial Intelligence Tool Shines Light on Oil Storage Market  |  Rigzone

To borrow a phrase from one of my old college friends, "WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?"

This sounds like commercialization of spy satellite technology to track the movement of ...whatever...oil storage, traffic, people, etc.

Just a reminder, someone is always watching!



NEWS  |  Artificial Intelligence Tool Shines Light on Oil Storage Market  |  Rigzone: "Using a form of AI called convolutional neural networks (CNN), Palo Alto, Calif.-based Orbital Insight can detect oil storage tankers previously unknown to existing data sources. The company gathers imagery from a number of satellite partners, then utilizes cloud computing to analyze images and identify not only oil storage tankers, but traffic activity in retail store parking lots, global water reserves and agriculture. It is also used to map poverty on a regional basis."

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NEWS  |  BLOG: Energy Search Firm Founder Creates Website to Assist Job-Seekers  |  Rigzone

NEWS  |  BLOG: Energy Search Firm Founder Creates Website to Assist Job-Seekers  |  Rigzone: "In 1999, Darroh presented a plan to his church to develop a career assistance ministry program. And it took off. He ran the program for six years and helped 1,100 job-seekers get back to work. When the Recession hit in 2009, Darroh was invited back to restart the program. Fast forward a few years later when hard times hit the oil patch. That’s how JobSearchPower was created. “JobSearchPower represents everything I’ve been able to apply to help job-seekers during their job search,” he said."

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FBI axes FOIA requests by email, so dust off your fax machine | TechCrunch

FBI axes FOIA requests by email, so dust off your fax machine | TechCrunch: "Starting next month, the FBI will no longer accept Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by email. In lieu of its popular email service, the FBI suggests sending a fax or snail mail, a procedural change that has more to do with obstructing the law than a dearth of resources."

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

DW MPD Retrofits: On the rise...

This is turning into a trend...surprised it hasn't been explored in detail before. My thoughts are that it was depending on waiting to ensure the risers could handle the extra pressure and service providers / manufacturers getting their equipment right for the application.

This is  the next step in overcoming challenges of difficult formations in deepwater and advancing drilling automation.

https://www.spe.org/en/jpt/jpt-article-detail/?art=2610&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkdRMk5HVXpaREl5WVdWbCIsInQiOiJpb2NxR2wrb09QVndiTUhka0MxUTFBZGtWcFFBamFZQnNSR3pVS21wbGhIXC91Q3NKQUJqUWM5NHB4M1VCR3JTdVB6ZzlJRmo5QUtaRytGb2VoRG9lVm0wdERLN0d3TEpVTWpTVytnbzVxbFJnREVMWTVZd2M4YjRXNE55RVZOQkIifQ%3D%3D

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Weatherford and Nabors form alliance for integrated drilling solutions

Weatherford and Nabors form alliance for integrated drilling solutions: "MOU states that Weatherford will bring well construction expertise, managed pressure drilling (MPD) solutions, directional drilling capabilities and drilling hardware, as well as associated software applications and engineering personnel. Nabors will bring its fleet of MPD-ready SmartRigs and land-optimized measurement while drilling (MWD) systems, together with its performance drilling software applications, automated rig equipment and proprietary control systems."

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