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Equinor awards drilling contract for Fram

Equinor (formerly Statoil) has awarded Odfjell a contract for drilling two times three production wells for the Fram and Askeladd licenses by using the Deepsea Atlantic rig. Odfjell has also been awarded a master framework agreement (MFA). Equinor has signed a framework agreement with Odfjell with terms that will be used for future rig contracts with Odfjell on the Norwegian continental shelf. At the same time, the first rig contract has been signed for Deepsea Atlantic under this contract format.…

Oil prices slump, weighing on energy shares but lifting dollar

The prospect of higher oil output slammed crude prices yesterday, lifting the US dollar and weighing on energy shares, while political upheaval in Europe and uncertainty over a US-North Korea summit restrained equity markets and boosted bond prices. Crude oil prices declined more than three per cent after Saudi Arabia and Russia said they were ready to ease supply curbs that have pushed prices to their highest since 2014. Pyongyang gave a measured response to Mr Trump’s decision to cancel…

The Duplicate Review Tool: Incorporating Visual Search into Merchandising Operations

Wayfair has over nine million unique items in its catalog, and tens of thousands of new ones are added every day. These products come from 8,000 different suppliers who sometimes sell the exact same products — two completely unrelated suppliers could be buying the exact same area rug from a manufacturer, for example, but giving it slightly different names and even pricing it differently. One of the challenges of maintaining our catalog is therefore the risk of product duplication. At…

New study of post-glacial environments sheds light on the limits to life on Earth — ScienceDaily

Glacial retreat in cold, high-altitude ecosystems exposes environments that are extremely sensitive to phosphorus input, new University of Colorado Boulder-led research shows. The finding upends previous ecological assumptions, helps scientists understand plant and microbe responses to climate change and could expand scientists’ understanding of the limits to life on Earth. The study, which was recently published in the journal Science Advances, found that even in mountainous terrain above 17,000 feet above sea level, where soils freeze every night of the…

Concourse: Generating Personalized Content Notifications in Near-Real-Time

Feature management/decorationFor the purposes of scoring, the relevance algorithm needs to know information that is not directly a part of the notification data. This might include LinkedIn’s estimation of the strength of a connection between the content creator and candidate recipient, which would be learned from their interaction on the site and other sources, the country of the sender and recipient, and so on. This data is called feature data; to rank a notification, the ranker needs access to four…

SIMMONS EDECO Wins North Sea Contract

GREAT YARMOUTH, England – 18 May 2018 – SIMMONS EDECO, a leading supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance, asset integrity solutions and onshore drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by a major North Sea oil and gas operator. As a result of this two-year contract, SIMMONS EDECO will provide wellhead and valve maintenance services for all North Sea assets owned by this operator.  In addition, the company will continue to provide…

Growing the Data Visualization Community with deck.gl v5

Today, the Uber Visualization team open sourced deck.gl 5.3, the final deck.gl v5 release of our data visualization software. The v5 releases represent a major effort devoted to making deck.gl easier to use than ever before, and we hope that by sharing the story behind these improvements, we can get users excited to try out deck.gl v5’s new simplified APIs and features. The deck.gl v5 multi-view API offers new perspectives. When we launched deck.gl v1 in 2016, we were thinking…

Drones will help investigators tackle chemical, biological and nuclear attacks

Credit: Shutterstock Researchers are making use of unarmed vehicles and robots to gather information and samples from crime or disaster scenes. Their initiative will help save lives. Risks that involve chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) materials are among major safety concerns. Accidental or targeted, events caused by such agents could be hazardous to humans. They could also hinder and endanger any subsequent forensic investigations. To address the challenges involved in examining such incidents, researchers from the EU-funded…

ORCA™ Clean-up Treatments from Cleansorb Maximize Water Injectivity Offshore U.K.

GUILDFORD, England –May 25, 2018 – Cleansorb, a leading provider of chemical well treatments that enhance hydrocarbon production for the international oil and gas industry, today announced it is helping a major operator to enhance recovery from a maturing field offshore U.K. As part of field redevelopment, effective drilling damage removal in new water injector wells is critical to achieving target injection rates without fracturing the reservoir.  Openhole injector wells with sand screens are being treated with ORCA for WBM to remove…

Apache continues charity support with £75,000 donation to Maggie’s Aberdeen

Cancer support charity Maggie’s Aberdeen is set to receive a £75,000 donation from energy company, Apache North Sea, which has supported the Centre from the beginning, nearly five years ago. Apache was one of the first companies to support the appeal to raise the money needed to open the Aberdeen Centre and has supported Maggie’s every year since its inception. The charity provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends. Its programme…