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The Intersection of Information & Energy

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Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
As the price of crude oil again approaches five-year lows, it’s more critical than ever for owner-operators to effectively manage the collaboration with their extended teams of suppliers and vendors. Despite the changing market dynamics, energy companies continue to invest in a growing number of capital projects, especially in emerging Read more
Tags: suppliers | emc | martin richards | collaboration | automation | security
August 4, 2015 by Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen

Notes From The Editor

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Tim Haïdar
In the Cradle of Democracy, the Hellenic Republic has been granted another reprieve by its international creditors. On June 30th, the "Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement" – Greece’s ongoing European Central Bank (ECB) bailout fund would expire and the beleaguered nation would have had to pay back & Read more
Tags: oil price | Greece | euro | eurozone | grexit | russia | spot price | contango | ecb
June 22, 2015 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
As the nations that are pushing for a settlement with Iran meet for the 47th G7 Summit in the palatial surroundings of Schloss Elmau in Germany’s Wetterstein mountains, US President, Barack Obama set down a series of stark warnings. Aside from those that concerned Russia’s power projection into Ukraine and the ongoing FIFA Read more
Tags: cyber security | oil | gas | opec | g7
June 8, 2015 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
As Ali Al-Naimi, the Saudi minister of petroleum and mineral resources, tells CNBC that: "no one can set the price of oil - it's up to Allah", similarly seismic statements have been made in the land of his birth over the past week. In what amounts to a political and dynastic reshuffle, 78-year old ruler, King Salman, who acceded to Read more
Tags: saudi aramco | oil | gas | king salman | mohammed bin salman | mahammed bin nayef
May 4, 2015 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
As Brent crude rises past the $60 per barrel mark, global industry is beginning to come to terms with the seismic shock of three consecutive months of sub $80 oil. The global rig count – a commonly cited bellwether for the health of the industry - is down by eight per cent year on year and drilling rates across the board have slumped. Read more
Tags: oil | gas | isis | iraq | crisis | military | spending | oil and gas
March 2, 2015 by Tim Haïdar

On This Day

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Tim Haïdar
October 24th, 1929, New York, New York State, United States of America –A day like any other in North America’s most populous city. But today there would be a more sinister bite to the cold autumnal breeze. The Roaring Twenties were about to come to an end with an almighty crash
Tags: wall street | crash | stock market
October 30, 2014 by Tim Haïdar

Shale in India - Exploring Its Potential & Challenges That Lie Ahead

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Gaurav Agnihotri
According to EIA (Energy Information Administration), India’s sedimentary basins have high potential of shale oil reserves measuring up to 63 trillion cubic feet (TCU) which is more than 20 times the output of country’s largest gas block KG-D6 in the Krishna Godavari Basin. The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) India Read more
Tags: gaurav agnihotri | india | shale | nelp | cbm | coal bed methane | verappa moily | eia | kerogen | energy information administration
June 26, 2013 by Gaurav Agnihotri

David Hone on Climate and Energy

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David Hone
In this column, Climte Change Advisor for Shell, David Hone, reflects on the energy industry's fight against climate change in 2012.
Tags: climate change | 2012 | David Hone | shell
January 7, 2013 by David Hone

The Weekly Oil and Gas Update

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Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, oil and gas prices and the North American rig count. GENERAL NEWS Statoil: US the most attractive country for oil/gas development A stable and transparent regulatory environment, private mineral-rights ownership, and lower taxes than Norway all Read more
Tags: Todd Erikson | The Weekly Update | drilling | rig count | operations | environmental news | energy | shale | shale wells | shale
July 23, 2012 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, from tight oil to supercede conventional oil production in the USA by 2035 and Eagle Ford to pass Bakken in as the top stateside unconventional play.
Tags: rig count | oil price | shale news | general news | todd erickson | news
July 2, 2012 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, from M&A activity to from movements in the shale markets and fluctuations in the oil and gas prices, in this first column from correspondent Todd Erikson.
Tags: Todd Erikson | Weekly Update | rig count | oil price | oil & gas | oil | shale | shale gas
June 24, 2012 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
Catch up with his week's industry news, oil and gas prices and the North American rig count - compiled by Todd Erickson.
Tags: health and safety | environmental news | general news | todd erickson | HSE
June 17, 2012 by Todd Erickson

People Are The Missing Ingredient

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Derek Park
History has often admired and applauded the autocratic manager, but have there been that many successful autocrats, and does the top-down leadership style have a place in the modern day business arena? Columnist Derek Park investigates.
Tags: manager | process excellence | autocratic | management | autocracy | Derek Park | xy theory | oim | offshore installation manager
September 22, 2011 by Derek Park
Derek Park
Against a background of aging assets and cost reduction, industry is still looking for improvements in safety and productivity.What are the five things to take into consideration to improve this in perpetuity?
Tags: asset | process | process safety | procedures | safety | reliability | Derek Park | asset integrity
August 31, 2011 by Derek Park
Derek Park
The west finds itself in a tough race with the increasingly influential economies from the east. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the supply and consumption of energy, particularly oil and gas. Are there things we can do to at least partially redress the balance, particularly in the UK?
Tags: Derek Park | globalisation | oilfield | human rights | democracy | Derek Park | china | asia | africa | super power | Macondo | middle east | mena | UK | emerging markets | hacking | economy | south america | nigeria | taiwan | tibet | murdoch
July 25, 2011 by Derek Park
Derek Park
The most important job of a manager is to make sure that their staff work on the right things. However people often work on the wrong things simply because that is what their managers tell them to do. Ironically staff often know what these ‘right things’ are so the question is, ‘How can managers routinely access this Read more
Tags: manager | process excellence | employees | decision making | corporate transformation | Derek Park
June 23, 2011 by Derek Park