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Big Oil & Gas at a Technology Crossroads

Big Oil & Gas at a Technology Crossroads

The way oil and gas companies work with big data and analyze it has changed. No longer are we married to the keyboard. Mobile technology has changed expectations and has opened up new opportunities for problem-solving and innovation that didn’t exist 10 years ago. This isn’t a world of zeros and ones. It is a world of big data analytics, and there is an opportunity to leverage data analytics to improve productivity in oil and gas. Currently underutilized, software has the power to revolutionize the entire business, from recruiting, to sales, to implementation.

Taxing Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel

Taxing Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel

Reduced fuel prices, price stability, decreased environmental impact and the potential for U.S. energy independence are all driving forces behind the adoption of natural gas as a motor fuel. This shift, however, comes with increased tax complexities and challenges

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of Large Capital Projects in the Utilities, Energy, Civil, and Process Industries

Successful Handover of Capital Projects in the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry continued to increase capital spending over the past two to three years, especially, but not exclusively, in the exploration and production segment of the industry. For the future, IEA forecasts over $20 trillion in global oil & gas capital spending to 2035. According to Barclays Global, E&P spending is set to reach a record $723 billion in 2014, up 6.1% on the $682 billion spent in 2013

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of Large Capital Projects in the Utilities, Energy, Civil, and Process Industries

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of Large Capital Projects in the Utilities, Energy, Civil, and Process Industries: The Power of Multi-D Technologies Key Take-a-way’s

Large capital projects are often plagued with severe time and budget overruns, which can vary from 10% in the best case to 50% in the worst case. Significant improvements are achievable, however, with the right combination of both IT tools and business processes

Improving Predictive Maintenance by Leveraging Engineering Technologies

Improving Predictive Maintenance by Leveraging Engineering Technologies

Energy is the life blood that has accelerated development of modern civilization. The increasing demand calls on governments to develop new energy production facilities while at the same time requiring them to upgrade those that already exist. Environmental and safety concerns increase overhead costs of these already capital intensive projects

The Payoff and Pitfalls of Pay-Per-Performance PR: Potentially rewarding results for energy firms seeking boosts in media coverage

Public Relations involves many important practices, but the one clients prize most is media relations because it provides the possibility of prominent media coverage ranging from a local newspaper column to the lead story on the national nightly news and everything in between. While full-service agencies perform many essential roles, not all clients need the breadth of services included in their monthly retainer fee. This can be especially true for companies vying for attention within the oil and gas industry

How Unconventional Drilling is Driving Change

Plant Asset Information Lifecycle Management: The backbone of the Digital Plant to optimize safe plant operation

In today's highly competitive global economy, plant operators in the Energy, Process & Utilities industry are under constant pressure to maximize output while minimizing costs. In addition, they are facing increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for environmental, safety, and security issues. These requirements impose significant penalties, including plant shutdowns, should plant operations fail to comply

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How Unconventional Drilling is Driving Change

Energy is the life blood that has accelerated development of modern civilization. The increasing demand calls on governments to develop new energy production facilities while at the same time requiring them to upgrade those that already exist. Environmental and safety concerns increase overhead costs of these already capital intensive projects

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Optimized Plant Construction

Energy is the life blood that has accelerated development of modern civilization. The increasing demand calls on governments to develop new energy production facilities while at the same time requiring them to upgrade those that already exist. Environmental and safety concerns increase overhead costs of these already capital intensive projects

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Accelerates Critical Transactions in Energy Trading Market

The energy trading market is dynamic and relies heavily on critical trans­actional systems. A leading web-based global energy software provider that offers graphical decision support and analytics needed to process time-sensitive information and to manipulate the data at high speeds during peak trading times throughout the day. With thousands of nodal electricity trades taking place each hour - with over one-billion rows of data - storage performance and transactional processing time are impor­tant performance factors.

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Innovations Address New Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry

The world's energy industry is at a crossroads. New challenges emerge almost daily – from emerging economies to new regulatory demands. In this environment, companies participating in the upstream, downstream and retail sectors need every competitive advantage availableLearn More →

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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

EThe 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Shale Gas Revolution: What You Need to Know

EThis 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Optimal Wellhead Operations

Learn how oil & gas companies seeking to maximize resources can leverage technology to optimize wellhead control to

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The Digital Oil Field Supplement - Jan 2012

Eoday's digital oil field encompasses a comprehensive list of emergent technologies that deliver increased productivity gain in upstream petroleum operations

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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