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Tim Haïdar
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.
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July 12, 2016 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
Last week saw supermajor BP sell $1.7 billion of stocks in its Norwegian assets to the holding company controlled by the self-made billionaire and director of Aker Solutions, Kjell Inge Røkke. This is the latest divestiture in the multinational’s quest to strip out as much as $5 billion of its holdings in 2016 to make ends meet in a contracting Read more
Tags: Norwegian Continental Shelf | NCS
June 14, 2016 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
According to a recently-published report from the Bank of Scotland, further misery is to be heaped on an already suffering oil and gas industry. “Re-evaluating Strategies” questioned key decision-makers in 141 oil and gas companies across the United Kingdom on their experiences in 2015 and prognostications for the coming years. Amongst the Read more
Tags: oil | gas | oil price | UK | ukcs
June 7, 2016 by Tim Haïdar
Tim Haïdar
As wildfire scorches its way across Canada's Wild Rose Country, oil prices rose on the disruption caused by the blaze. The Albertan inferno was the size of Mauritius and visible from space, causing oil prices to shoot up by almost three per cent as the oil sands’ capital of Fort McMurray was hastily evacuated. First settled in 1870 as Read more
Tags: oil | gas | Oil Sands | fort mcmurray | fire | blaze | Canada | emissions
May 10, 2016 by Tim Haïdar

The Intersection of Information & Energy

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Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
In recent years years, many analysts and CIOs have been observing a significant IT trend: the move to the 3rd Platform. In this post we asses how this trend is being driven by innovation from software vendors, as well as underlying changes to the speed and manner that businesses are transforming their IT systems.
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June 14, 2016 by Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
Change is a constant in the oil and gas Industry. From lower oil prices to increasingly complex government regulations, today’s business realities are forcing new approaches. In the long term, these digital transformation approaches promise to increase operating efficiencies, increase revenues, and reduce operating costs, but today's business Read more
Tags: oil | gas | digital | digital information | information management
May 10, 2016 by Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
The global crude oil crash would be old news if it weren’t continuing to worsen. The optimism that reigned in mid-2014 when prices fell below $100/bbl has turned to pessimism as it crosses the $40 threshold. After multiple rounds of layoffs and project postponements, the industry is out of easy options and must reach deeper into Read more
Tags: warren wilson | emc | ovum | asset management | oil price
January 3, 2016 by

The Benchmark Series

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After a half-decade lull in activity, the green light has been given for fracking to commence anew on UK soil. Third Energy, a firm with a handful of onshore and offshore gas assets in the UK, has been granted planning permission to test an existing well in North Yorkshire for commercial yields. The hydraulic fracturing process has caused Read more
Tags: oil | gas | shale gas | UK | third energy
May 31, 2016 by

The Weekly Oil and Gas Update

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Todd Erickson
This weekly update brings you all the stats and headlines you need to know about in the American Oil & Gas landscape including the rig count, oil price, environmental, HSE and M&A news.
Tags: todd erickson | oil | gas | news | america | shale | eia | bloomberg | rig count
May 10, 2016 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
The 3rd May 2016 weekly update brings you all the stats and headlines you need to know about in the American Oil & Gas landscape including the rig count, oil price, environmental, HSE and M&A news.
Tags: todd erickson | news | america | eia | rig count | oil price | bloomberg | shale | halliburton | baker hughes | schlumberger
May 3, 2016 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
The 27th April 2016 weekly update brings you all the stats and headlines you need to know about in the American Oil & Gas landscape including the rig count, oil price, environmental, HSE and M&A news.
Tags: todd erickson | m&a | news | USA | america | shale | eia | bloomberg | oil price | rig count
April 27, 2016 by Todd Erickson
Todd Erickson
The 19th April 2016 Oil & Gas US update. Catch up with all of this week's industry news, oil and gas prices from Bloomberg / EIA and the North American rig count.
Tags: news | bloomberg | eia | USA | america | shale | todd erickson
April 19, 2016 by Todd Erickson

The Intersection of Information & Energy

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Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
M&A activity is at an all-time high and represents a significant challenge for information handling. In this analysis piece, we highlight three steps as you determine how to exploit merger activities for your competitive advantage
Tags: m&a | merger and acquisitions
March 7, 2016 by Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
There has been tremendous coverage about the impact of the drop in oil prices over the past year, and as we’ve discussed in this column, the impact touches many different parts of an oil and gas company’s business, from the operational changes needed to maintain profitability to changes in how an oil and gas company invests in Read more
Tags: asset | asset management | documentum | planning | oil | gas
January 31, 2016 by Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
Sometimes we use computers to capture reality's features and create a model for later study, safe simulation and to analyze "what if" scenarios. In these two unidirectional processes there's always some kind of gap: assets that do not perfectly match the initial design, or data models that do not capture the full picture.
Tags: information gap | emc | jose maria sotomayor | digital information
December 9, 2015 by Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen