AI & Machine Learning

Figure 1: Process manufacturing plants have PRVs as part of any sealed system where pressure can develop. Large facilities can have hundreds. Courtesy: Emerson
AI & Machine Learning April 26, 2019

Should assets be monitored in-house or in the cloud?

Wireless sensors and specialized software deliver options for improved effectiveness.

By Brian Joe
AI & Machine Learning April 7, 2019

Notes from the edge

Companies are looking to take advantage of the high demand for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) from oil & gas customers.

By Kevin Parker
Sensing capabilities are retrofitted by attaching what are described as peripheral universal connection (PUC) modules to an engine. Four PUCs can monitor high-speed engine components and characteristics that include power cylinder, valve train, turbo health, main bearings and frame vibration. Courtesy: Apergy
AI & Machine Learning March 30, 2019

High-speed engine monitoring IIoT-enhanced

Analytics improve performance of remote assets.

By Kevin Parker
AI & Machine Learning February 8, 2019

AI application developers target well-site production optimization

Solutions range from predictive maintenance to artificial lift improvement.

By CFE Media
Figure 1. Artificial intelligence is being applied to pipeline management based on its ability to identify patterns in data that are not always intuitively obvious to humans. Courtesy: OneBridge
AI & Machine Learning February 4, 2019

With AI, zero failure is more than a pipe dream

Improve confidence with a complete view of data.

By Tim Edward and Rob Salkowitz
Researchers watch underwater footage taken by various autonomous unmanned vehicles (AUVs) exploring Australia's Scott Reef. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
AI & Machine Learning January 31, 2019

Engineers program marine robots with algorithm to take calculated risks

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that could help autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) explore risky marine environments, which could be beneficial for future offshore oil & gas exploration.

By Jennifer Chu
Figure 3. Intelligent connection analyzed make-up technology screen and display.
AI & Machine Learning January 2, 2019

Most-viewed articles on Oil & Gas Engineering for 2018

Oil & Gas Engineering's most clicked articles in 2018 included stories about the 2018 Product of the Year award winners, machine learning for tubular connection and smarter pipeline maintenance, shale-field flowmeter advances, and the benefits of slow roll for electric motors. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
AI & Machine Learning December 5, 2018

Energy, info make the world go ‘round and ‘round

Speakers at Schneider Electric's Digital Innovation Summit discussed how to help people through improved energy efficiency and information control.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
AI & Machine Learning December 4, 2018

Cell-sized robots monitoring pipelines

Researchers at MIT have developed robots no bigger than a cell to monitor conditions inside an oil and gas pipeline and gather information.

By Gregory Hale
Gas leak recognition technology is applied to infrared thermal images created by leak detection devices that can be combined with unmanned aerial vehicles, i.e., drones, for automated inspections. Courtesy: Industrial Technology Research Institute
AI & Machine Learning December 3, 2018

Machine learning-based gas recognition detects minor leakage

Seven image characteristics, singly and combined, are used to recognize amorphous gas clouds.

By Kevin Parker