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Visibly Transparent

06/12/2014
On a recent trip to Nigeria, one of the “protocol” agents asked me what I did and, since I was working in the oil and gas industry, how this was going to help Nigeria? When I asked what he meant by “help Nigeria,” his answer was all about...

BOLO and Excalibur Users Come Together to Exchange Best Practices, Tackle Industry Challenges

06/05/2014
Event highlighted by seven customer-led breakout sessions, lots of ideas sharing User groups are one of our most favorite events to plan and attend. Why? It’s simple, really. Not only do we enjoy seeing customers from different companies learn from one another, we enjoy learning from them as...

Texas Is Quickly Becoming One of the World's Largest Oil Producers

05/23/2014
So is everything really bigger in Texas? I frequently map Texas counties. With 254 counties across the state of Texas (the most counties of any state in the U.S.) and 268,820 square miles (the largest number of square miles behind Alaska), I can personally testify that Texas not...

I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash

05/07/2014
“…It’s a gas-gas-gas” as The Rolling Stones once told us. After attending the recent TUROGE conference in Ankara, it seems that gas is indeed one of the key talking points around the more southern regions of Europe. During the conference there were recurring themes of pipelines, reliance upon...

Blog: I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash

05/07/2014
By Andy Coward “…It’s a gas-gas-gas” as The Rolling Stones once told us. After attending the recent TUROGE conference in Ankara, it seems that gas is indeed one of the key talking points around the more southern regions of Europe. During the conference there were recurring themes of...

Blog: Visualization Is the Name of Today's Oil and Gas Game

04/21/2014
Seeing your land position enables informed planning and decision-making Imagine with me for a moment … You and your significant other have decided it’s finally time. After years of renting an apartment, it’s time to buy a home – one with a white picket fence and an emerald-green...

It's All About the Condition!

04/16/2014
Looking through a recent edition of the Journal of Petroleum Engineering (JPT), my eye was drawn to an article about Condition and Performance Maintenance. Whether you know this as Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM), Condition and Performance Maintenance (CPM) or simply just Asset Management (AM) the concept is still the...

P2 Now Has One Support Number for Its North American Clients

04/14/2014
Similar phone numbers are coming soon for P2's customers outside North America Ever have one of those days where everything and anything that can go wrong does? You slept through your alarm (has it really been going off for the last 45 minutes?!), in the mad dash to...

LEAN Times Ahead

04/03/2014
A few years ago, the buzz in industry was all about Six Sigma – Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control. In the intervening time, technology has evolved which can support and drive the evolved Six Sigma principles, now called Lean Six Sigma. Originally grounded in discrete manufacturing, Six...

Correctly Reporting Reserves Requires Skill and Input From Multiple Groups

03/24/2014
At a recent SPE conference, some of the leading figures in reserves reporting met and discussed how the Petroleum Reserves Management System (PRMS) can be successfully implemented. For those not familiar with the PRMS, it is a definition and classification system for petroleum reserves and resources that reflect...