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Freedom and a New Oil and Gas Frontier?

09/08/2014
Independence for Scotland is a big discussion point at the moment and the relative merit of a “yes” or a “no” vote is not going to be covered in this blog. What is going to be covered are some of the issues that will arise should “yes” be...

Staying Connected With Friends?

08/26/2014
There are many different themes that are resonating through the oil and gas industry at the moment: political implications on the stability of gas supply for Europe and beyond; significant demographic issues with the retirement of experienced people; technology themes of the “internet of things”; cloud computing and...

The Joy of Statistics

06/30/2014
The UK Continental Shelf Offshore Workforce Demographics Report 2014 was recently published and makes for very interesting reading. Given that the oil and gas industry is spending a lot of time and money on Intelligent Operations (IO), or digitisation of functions to bring the data to the individual,...

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...