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  • How to Reduce Costs and Manage Risk in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solutions Industry with EPPM

     
    The upstream oil and gas industry is faced with an unprecedented business environment – from new regulatory challenges and rising project costs, to sociopolitical and macroeconomic influences. And in this challenging environment, it's important for the upstream oil and gas industry to ensure project success. Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) solutions can help executives and project team members successfully manage project costs and mitigate risk.  learn more...
  • GeoEnergy Experiences a Seismic Shift in Data Processing Throughout with HGST Enterprise SSDs

     
    Specialized seismic processing company deploys HGST enterprise SSDs for up to 10-times-faster job performance and consistent, reliable project execution.  learn more...
  • Taming Big Data Challenges in Upstream Oil and Gas

     
    Crucial to the success of oil and gas E&P operations is access to high quality data. Using seismic and other data, interpreters are able to accurately assess the potential of hydrocarbon plays.  learn more...
  • The Value of Smarter Oil and Gas Fields

     
    With global energy requirements continuing to rise, the exploration, development and production of new oil and gas resources are shifting to increasingly challenging sites. Meanwhile, regulations continue to tighten worldwide. Finding and keeping experienced personnel is only getting harder. Forecasting and budgeting are exceedingly difficult in the face of ongoing pricing volatility and the many other uncertainties of a dynamic environment on and off the field.  learn more...
  • Four Ways Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
    Can Increase ROI in Process Manufacturing Industries

     
    Asset-intensive companies like those in the utilities, oil, gas, chemical, steel and mining industries, need to invest heavily in order to maintain operations and continue to grow their business, yet they are faced with an uncertain economic situation. Because of this challenge, it is essential that companies are able to fully optimize investment decisions and lower operating costs to ensure a healthy ROI. Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions can help your company achieve operational excellence, financial discipline and risk mitigation.  learn more...
  • The Shale Gas Revolution: What You Need to Know

     
    This whitepaper will discuss the shale revolution, its implications on the U.S. and global economies, and how midstream oil and gas companies are responding to accommodate the influx of shale in the U.S. Furthermore, it will explore the controversies surrounding the fracking process and what is at stake on both sides of the debate.  learn more...
  • Big Data and the Digital Oilfield: Using Advanced Technology to Gain a Competitive Edge

     
    In today’s digital oilfield, big data is gathered from many points throughout exploration, discovery, and processing. The industry increasingly relies upon it for data analytics used to drive strategic decisions. Such analysis demands massive parallel and accelerated processing capabilities enabled by advanced hardware and software solutions.  learn more...
  • HP Workstations for seismic interpretation - Aug 2013

     
    The oil and gas exploration industry has seen many technical breakthroughs in recent years, resulting in improved cycle times for production activities. While exploration technology has enjoyed its share of breakthroughs, some crucial interpretative processes have remained highly compute- and interpreter- intensive. Gains have been made but, until recently, certain steps in seismic interpretation have taken days, weeks, or even a month or longer to carry out with the necessary accuracy.  learn more...
  • The Game Has Changed in the Unconventional Oil and Gas Sector

     
    Southwestern Energy Company has Completed a Massive Technology Transformation Initiative to Support Rapid Changes in the Unconventional Oil and Gas Sector and Prepare for Future Growth.  learn more...
  • The Digital Oil Field Supplement - Jan 2013

     
    Today’s digital oil field encompasses a comprehensive list of emergent technologies that deliver increased productivity gain in upstream petroleum operations.  learn more...
  • Oilfield Logistics Supplement - Dec 2012

     
    Industry players discuss the challenges and solutions for deploying people and supplies to the nation’s hottest unconventional plays. From housing and catering to communications and infrastructure, this supplement covers the logistical "best practices" for today’s oil and gas industry.  learn more...
  • Advancing Subsurface Knowledge - Nov 2012

     
    In 2011 Royal Dutch Shell plc gave E&P editors unparalleled access to its chief scientists and research partners for a supplement that would highlight its efforts in advancing subsurface understanding. The result was Advancing Subsurface Knowledge, which contains information gathered from nearly 30 private interviews with Shell employees, academicians, R&D consortia leaders, and major service companies.   learn more...
  • Next-Generation Data Center Architecture for Advanced Compute and Visualization in Upstream Oil and Gas

     
    Emerging trends in the IT industry are creating the need to rethink traditional approaches to upstream oil and gas data centers to better manage the data explosion, and also to facilitate global collaboration and to speed interpretation by using Cloud computing technologies.  learn more...
  • Optimal Project Outcomes Flow from Contractor Coordination

     
    Optimal project outcomes flow from contractor coordination by creating an integrated business process for project insights and changes, owner/operators keep contractors in synch.  learn more...
  • Optimal Wellhead Operations

     
    Learn how oil & gas companies seeking to maximize resources can leverage technology to optimize wellhead control to   learn more...
  • The Digital Oil Field Supplement - Jan 2012

     
    Today’s digital oil field encompasses a comprehensive list of emergent technologies that deliver increased productivity gain in upstream petroleum operations.  learn more...
  • Migration Strategies for Upgrading Oil & Gas Industry Safety Systems

     
    The oil & gas industry must maintain the highest standards of safety at all times. While a distributed control system (DCS) typically manages normal plant operation, the most common type safety systems are the fire and gas (F&G) and emergency shutdown (ESD) systems.  learn more...
  • Control Architectures For Subsea Production Platforms

     
    As leading oil and gas producers look to increase subsea production, one area of design focus is the closed-loop controllers used, for example, to guard compressors against dangerous pressure surges.  learn more...
  • Cyber Security for Upstream Oil and Gas

     
    Upstream oil and gas companies are becoming increasingly aware of the growing cybersecurity threats to their businesses. Until recently, the industry perceived security as an IT issue that security staff working for the CIO could handle with passwords and firewalls.  learn more...
  • Offshore platform operators embark on network-convergence journey

     
    Wouldn't you like to spend less non-productive time searching for data? How much can your company benefit from quick access to better information for decision support? And from faster decision-making throughout your operations?  learn more...
  • Upstream sustainability based on a real-time information infrastructure

     
    For the world's oil and gas companies, sustainability – as a means to enhanced recovery and improved productivity - is best supported by solid real-time infrastructure and sound business integration.  learn more...
  • Best practices in upstream O&G equipment and facilities development - Autodesk

     
    Digital prototyping includes the 3D models, visualizations and simulations that can be the single source of truth for complex offshore developments coordinated amongst multiple, independent and highly specialized contractors.  learn more...
  • The Digital Oil Field Supplement - Nov 2010

     
    The digital oil field is no longer a concept. It is an operating philosophy that is delivering greater production volumes in a shorter time. In today’s oil and gas industry, real-time data is generating huge value. The more data that can be gathered during oil and gas operations, the better placed the operator is to make quick and accurate decisions that impact drilling and production, which, in the end, can dramatically increase revenue.  learn more...
  • CSC Survey Registration - CSC

     
    No matter how much a business or production process is automated, the human element – whether as an organizational structure, workflow, or collaboration – remains a key determinant of efficient operations. For example, more than 40% of people invited to participate in a survey by Hart Energy Publishing and CSC responded.  learn more...
  • Best Practices for Implementing E&P Technologies Registration

     
    Unstable oil prices and a global economic downturn place exploration and production (E&P) asset teams under pressure to more precisely characterize prospects and existing dormant assets. At the same time, data managers look to stretch shrinking information technology budgets. These challenges are particularly acute for development of unconventional resources, which entail large risks and require specialized engineering and seismic interpretation techniques. By optimizing information resources, E&P managers can improve decision-making, and companies can begin extracting more efficiently.  learn more...
  • Learn the value of optimizing your E&P application infrastructure - EMC

     
    The upstream sector of the oil and gas industry today uses increasingly sophisticated, higher-resolution seismic acquisition, processing, analysis, and modeling techniques. And that’s a good thing.  learn more...
  • Apache Corporation Enhances Technical Computing to Improve Upstream Operations

     
    Increase geophysicist productivity and decision-making ability by deploying the most up-to-date seismic modeling software in a 64-bit computing environment.  learn more...
  • Why Performance Management Matters - IBM

     
    Upstream oil and gas exploration and production is a skill-based industry made up of highly trained individuals, and its use of advanced technologies and computerization is unmatched. Yet there is pressing demand in the upstream, as in other industries, to move away from point solutions and over-reliance on spreadsheets.  learn more...
  • PetroStor™ Scalable Disk Storage: A Solution for Real-Time Access to Archive Data for Seismic and Exploration Companies

     
    Make all of your seismic files and project data archives instantly available to users. PetroStor technology from Landmark, NetApp and Storwize lowers archival storage costs to less than $1000 per terabyte with automatic, real-time data compression. Now you can increase your storage capacity, data reliability and storage performance while reducing the associated infrastructure footprint, and cooling, power and administrative costs. You'll also improve back-up and disaster recovery capabilities while totally eliminating tape transcription and re-mastering costs. Landmark offers this solution with comprehensive managed services including deployment, data migration and disaster recovery.  learn more...
  • Secure document-based collaboration in today's global oil and gas industry - Adobe

     
    Learn about a set of technologies and solutions that will allow you to remove the barriers to securely communicating and collaborating with everyone on your global team. Ensure the right people have rapid access to information they need to make higher-quality decisions and accelerate cycle times.  learn more...
  • Prioritize safety risk mitigation - SAP

     
    Operational risk management is a rising priority for companies in asset-intensive industry segments. Disparate and disconnected efforts in safety, environmental compliance, and asset utilization at the individual facility are converging to provide better enterprisewide control and management accountability. Companies that make substantial efforts today will not only improve risk mitigation but create an enduring competitive advantage.  learn more...