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How is the move to the third platform being driven by software innovation, and the transformation of industrial IT systems? We give you the lowdown.
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 today’s oil and gas market, value investors are taking advantage of "bargains" to round out portfolios and enter new markets, leading to an increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. As noted in the
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
In this week’s blog, we’ve asked Ovum’s Warren Wilson to comment on the current oil & gas industry and to add perspective to EMC-sponsored regarding asset and asset information management.
I've always been fascinated about the relationship between what we call reality and the representation of it that lives within our computers in the form of pure digital information. Sometimes we use digital tools to "alter" reality, to design an...
As we read news reports about the global economy, and the ripple effects of oil prices that are at half decade lows, something came to mind: refineries are poised to take advantage.
For many customers in the oil and gas industry, IT plans settled just a quarter ago are under scrutiny amidst the new oil price reality. While many organisations are reacting to oil price drops with fear, I see several forward-thinking oil and g...
As we have discussed in previous blog entries, lower oil prices have impacted operations in a number of different ways, and we have seen an impact on large-scale capital projects, with many energy companies being forced to reevaluate their capital investment schemes.
Provocative headlines like this are frequently seen in Norwegian newspapers these days.
As I think about the ripple effect of oil prices on our varied stakeholders, one insight comes to mind – refineries are in the sweet spot.
Both regulatory and voluntary transparency is vital to any industry, as it is the only effective way to keep all stakeholders, decision-makers and the public more informed about the realities of individual business initiatives.
My first job was as a software developer in a major Spanish EPC company. I was hired to develop a search engine able to query the myriad of different systems.
One of the main principles of economic theory is that, during a recession, businesses focus on efficiency improvements rather than growth to maintain profits and gain competitive advantage. This strategy also positions the company so that, when...
From time to time, here at Oil & Gas IQ we introduce you to a new member of our rapidly-growing global community. We set out to reveal what makes them tick, and what it is that makes them stand out through their work and life experiences. T...
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. ...
Large-scale capital projects have always been the lifeblood of Energy companies. From pipelines and transmission lines to offshore platforms, refineries, and power generation plants, these investments fuel growth and enable companies to...