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Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 03/21/2017
Tim Haidar
The last grandchild of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller died in his sleep yesterday at the age of 101. Billon-heir, banker, globalist, philanthropist, direct lineage from the progenitor of the original oil empire accorded him access to political theatres and actors not usually held by heads of state.

In a grand departure from the industry that made his grandfather the richest man in modern human history, David Rockefeller founded and funded a number of organisations dedicated to environmental preservation.

In 2016, The $130 million Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) announced that it would be divesting its interests in hydrocarbons holdings, including its shares in ExxonMobil, one of the extant parts of John D.’s smashed Standard Oil monopoly. Full Article »
Posted: 06/30/2015
Motorola Solutions for Oil & Gas: TETRA Radios for the Energy Sector
Energy production operates in a unique environment which demands constant assessment to anticipate and react to anything that could interrupt its everyday smooth running. This short story illustrates how the transmission of voice and data communications over a dedicated TETRA network works to help alleviate potential threats to efficient and safe Full Video »
Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 01/11/2015
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In this exclusive interview, we speak with Eduardo Lora-Tamayo, Project Manager IT at Spanish-based muti-utility Gas Natural Fenosa about the "Hermes" program he devised and rolled out. Gas Natural Fenosa has a user base of some 20 million customers, and the Hermes mobility platform has allowed frontline staff to use real-time information to make Full Podcast »
Contributor: Timothy Haïdar, EIC
Posted: 07/12/2016
Tim Haidar
A few weeks ago, the shadow of Brexit - the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union - was just that, an obscurity, intangible and illusory. Today, the genie is out of the bottle and whether the magic cast is white or black will be felt over a span of years. Full Column »
Posted: 02/17/2017
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Survivors in the current challenging economic conditions will be those that can balance productivity, risk and costs. To do this, everyone in the organisation from boardroom to frontline needs to excel in managing operations. The winners will be those that engage the whole organisation in delivering operational excellence (OE). In this white paper, we examine the crucial steps that those in the oil and gas industry need to know to step up to the plane of operational excellence in their spheres of influence. Full Whitepaper »