Efficiency and uptime are key across all industries, but especially so in E&P where safe and secure operations are critical. Increasingly more of those operations utilize hardware and software solutions to communicate between the field and office. This increased application use coupled with high volume of server requests place an increased burden on shared storage resources that adversely impact application performance. One way to overcome these storage bottlenecks that degrade application performance in virtual environments is through the use of high speed server resources like flash storage. By putting storage performance on the server tier, companies can accelerate virtual workloads while extending the life of existing storage assets.
This webinar will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advantages and limitations of PCIe, SAS and SATA, and show how SSD’s reliability, performance, data integrity and direct application access break the I/O bottleneck for massive performance and productivity gains over HDD.
One of the largest obstacles to time-to-oil today is in the tremendous increases in the amount of data used and generated in support of a single project. How can you build a faster time to oil when you generate, capture, transfer, store, process and analyze data to get answers faster?
The global shipping industry is under increasing political pressure to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. For several years, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been working on tightening regulations controlling air pollutant emissions from shipping – regulations in Annex VI of the Marpol Convention. IFQC invited Donald Gregory, Director of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) to give an overview of the exhaust gas cleaning systems as well as developments and operating experience with them. This Webinar will provide you insight into the marine scrubber technology and help you understand what role it will play meeting the future marine challenges - perfect also for busy executives who do not have time to follow developments on a daily basis! The following questions are answered: What technologies exist to tackle marine emissions? How do these technologies differ? What is the payback period for the scrubber systems? What are the existing challenges for these technologies? What is their operating experience? The Webinar consists of a 30 minute presentation by Gregory and a 30 minute Q&A session. More on the Annex VI of the Marpol Convention: A revised Annex VI was formally approved by IMO in October 2008, and entered into force on July 1, 2010. Its main changes are tighter controls on sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions (via fuel sulfur limits), and on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. The first impact is that the sulfur limit for marine fuels used in designated SOx Emission Control Areas (ECAs) was lowered to 1.00 wt% July 2010. Beyond 2010, Annex VI will further tighten sulfur limits both globally and in SOx ECAs. In all cases, abatement measures (such as exhaust gas scrubbing) are permitted as an alternative to using compliant fuels. More on the EGCSA: Member companies of the EGCSA are involved in the development, design and final installed configuration and design approval and acceptance of turnkey exhaust gas cleaning systems to meet the current and future emissions regulations of IMO and where applicable additional regulations introduced by regional and national authorities.
Argentina’s Neuquén Basin holds a wealth of tight gas and shale reservoirs, and companies are launching drilling programs to assess these resources. Explorers are targeting the thick and rich Vaca Muerta and Los Molles shales, two well-known, world-class source rocks that are receiving new attention. A discovery by Repsol YPF in the oil-prone portion of the Vaca Muerta could hold 150 million barrels of recoverable oil, and the company has already kicked off a major development project. Operators are also testing unconventional gas prospects in both shales, and in tight-gas sands. In addition to its attractive geology, the Neuquén Basin has other attributes that favor unconventional development. It has a long history of oil and gas operations, is home to an established, thriving service sector, and has excellent access to markets.
Rapidly-growing seismic data volumes and increased use of pre-stack gathers continue to complicate seismic data management, delaying interpretation. Self-Service Seismic can help companies access and harness seismic information rapidly to reach the insight required for well-informed interpretation decisions.
How your company responds to change can mean the difference between delays and cost overruns, and projects being completed on schedule and on budget.
Join Oracle and the Economist Intelligence Unit for a webcast and learn best practices and how other project owners in the oil and gas industry are managing change.
What you will learn:
The oil and gas industry is collecting massive amounts of sensor data from operations spanning exploration, drilling, and production. The velocity and complexity of data growth has put immense strain on application and database performance not to mention skyrocketing data storage costs. This rapid growth necessitates a fundamental change to the way data is collected, stored, analyzed, and accessed to support real-time intelligence and decision making.
‘Night Dragon’ and ‘Stuxnet’ attacks have unleashed a flurry of media coverage. In the face of these advanced and persistent threats to your real-time systems and intellectual property do you need to think and act differently than you have in the past? As cyber security threats escalate and the level of process automation increases, the oil and gas industry is taking lessons from downstream plants and the utility industry. Nation state attackers are the biggest threat to the industry, but many unknown threats also exist worldwide. If your corporate reputation and profitability are paramount, you must take control of cyber risks by implementing an actionable plan that closes gaps, meets standards and delivers the financial and organizational efficiencies and brand impact you seek. During this live webcast, you'll learn to: Adapt your security thinking to contemporary risks and attacker strategies Define an architecture to mitigate cyber security risks — from the oil rig to the boardroom Establish a stable baseline and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of core cyber security operations Refocus limited internal resources from operational functions to more strategic priorities Confidently outsource your security functions, while maintaining real-time visibility Join us to hear best practices from other Process Industries that are proactively addressing regulatory mandates, protecting the most sensitive enterprise data and industrial controls — through a cost effective and efficient approach. Learn how they are responding to U.S. government requirements and cyber security initiatives and how you can work with DHS more effectively.
Developing Unconventional Oil Series - Session One