The oil industry’s recovery is underway, and those companies leading the charge have shown that success is a picture painted in three parts. We look at three ways that some of the biggest companies in the sector have gone about strategising and restructuring for operational excellence
In the final part of his analysis into the best ways to manage an offshore development, Leandro Basilio concludes with his breakdown of core areas for novel technology employment and ultimate recommendations for all project owners.
How could advances like robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing change the way that oil and gas industry does business? In the largest survey of the sector to date, we are asking you for your opinions on where the hydrocarbons sector can benefit from intelligent enterprise technology.
Extending intervals between shutdowns is the holy grail for people with the headache of managing a large, complex, critical plant that’s continuously running. This has been further heightened by the lamentable slide in oil prices in the past 24 months.
That said, there is an existing methodology that, when properly implemented and understood, could cut shutdown frequencies by 50 per cent.
In part three of his series on the best ways to manage an offshore development, Leandro Basilio walks us through the conceptualisation stage and a handful of very real stumbling blocks that can hinder the process.
The oil price collapse has seen decommissioning rocket to the top of the owner-operator agenda but is anyone truly prepared. In our analysis of the North Sea sector, we look at five particular sticking points that could make the decommissioning bonanza into a burden.
In part two of his series on the best ways to manage an offshore development, Leandro Basilio takes us through best practice in the crucial front-end loading stages of a project.
Precision, efficiency and clarity in this early phase can often be the difference between an economic success story or a costly failure.
When one mentions the effects of cloud computing on business, oil and gas is hardly the first industry that comes to mind.
The technology that has been enabling innovation across the board and disrupting business models at an ever accelerating pace has not really made that much of a dent in the energy sectors.
In this article, we look at the potential treasure trove that could turn monolithic companies into lean business machines.
In the last fortnight, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter has been shut off by land, sea and air from its immediate neighbours.
Further from our coverage of the crisis last week, the six nations leading the charge to blackball the gas-rich monarchy have now drawn up a “sanctions list” of individuals and organisations linked to Islamic extremism, which features a host of Qatari names.
Might Qatar's case be the first step in a broader, systematic attack on regimes hostile to American interests in the Middle East?