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6 Ways to Optimise the Oil and Gas Value Chain

Incentive for digital transformation In 2020, the global petroleum industry experienced a supply shock. This was followed by a plunge in demand brought on by the Covid-19 crisis. Since these events, companies have been looking for ways to revive the industry. One key strategy is to integrate innovative technology across the oil and gas value chain. 89% of oil and gas executives support this strategy and envision an increase in their ...

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Advancements in Offshore Connectivity

Introduction One of the most important technological advancements for the petroleum industry has been in offshore connectivity enhancements. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, including sensing, communications, and analytics capabilities, have been increasingly entering the market. They also include DARQ technologies, where DARQ is defined as distributed ledger technology/blockchain; artificial intelligence; extended reality; and quantum computing. Their importance in the oil and gas industry is emphasised by reports that “80% of downstream ...

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ViiBE Joins EVOLEN’ UP

Introduction EVOLEN' UP is the R&D and innovation accelerator launched by EVOLEN: an organisation whose aim is to promote French excellence in the hydrocarbon and new energy industries worldwide. It is also co-lead by Impulse Partners. In seeking to disseminate scientific and technical knowledge to promote the development of inter-professional networks specialised in the energy sector, ViiBE was invited to join this association’s accelerator program. Video-assistance in energy  New technologies, and more specifically ...

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Construction Case Study: ViiBE and Bouygues Construction

Introduction The collaboration between ViiBE and Bouygues Construction underscores the growing trend of fruitful partnerships with key actors looking to support start-ups who provide construction-specific technology. When asked whether the best way to address contemporary challenges in the industry is through startup-major collaboration, Guillaume Bazouin, Head of Startup and Intrapreneurship Programs at Leonard, was enthusiastic about the solutions resulting from these partnerships. He noted that global financing trends for construction technology ...

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Improving Sustainability in Construction

Introduction Today, across industries, companies are investing in R&D to find new ways to become environmentally friendly and improve sustainability in construction. This trend is particularly relevant for the construction industry which produces 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, and 23% of air pollution in the US alone as a result of industrial processes, infrastructure, and transport. Furthermore, the EU reported that its largest source of waste comes from construction and ...

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The Benefits of Construction-Specific Technology

Introduction The development of new innovations has resulted in the rise of construction-specific technology in recent years. According to entities like the Construction Industry Institute, construction-specific technology consists of innovative tools, machinery, and software which enables the improvement of field construction methods. Today, construction companies are facing key challenges such as a lack of effective communication and equipment breakdowns which lead to project delays. To address these challenges, they are turning towards ...

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Areas for Innovation in the Construction Industry

Introduction The construction industry saw overall growth in 2019, and the years ahead remain promising for this thriving market. According to an Oxford Economics study, the global construction market is expected to grow by 70% between 2013 and 2025, from $8.7 trillion to $15 trillion. Despite this positive perspective and projected growth, margins in the construction sector remain low and actors need to continue to reduce costs. Thus there are still ...

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ViiBE x Zendesk: Complementary Platforms for Enhanced Customer Experience

ViiBE’s video-assistance technology dedicated to helping desk support in call centers is proud to partner with Zendesk. As a member of Zendesk’s incubator at Station F in Paris, as well as being available on the Zendesk marketplace, ViiBE is pleased that this partnership has proven beneficial to clients such as the international sporting goods retailer, Decathlon. ViiBE’s integration with customer service powerhouse, Zendesk, promises the best remote diagnosis thanks to ...

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ViiBE Joins the Construction and Building Accelerator by Impulse Labs

Visual-assistance solutions are both useful and relevant when addressing the challenges faced by the Construction Industry in 2020, including a lack of real-time communications and equipment breakdowns that lead to major budgetary losses. In these situations, visual-assistance solutions are particularly effective in carrying out a quality remote diagnosis to properly troubleshoot and resolve problems. The relevance of a video-assistance solution in the construction industry  Video-assistance solutions enable real-time collaboration with experts who ...

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Barriers to Communication in the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is facing back to back crises following the plunge in demand brought on by the Covid-19 crisis, and worsened by the 2020 price war between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies (OPEC+). As a result, oil prices have reportedly fallen a disastrous 59% since the beginning of the year. In early April, OPEC+ held a series of bilateral talks. These resulted in ...

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