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Contributor: Fillipe Caruso
Posted: 08/23/2017
Reducing the risk: Maximising the performance of HAZOP
Risk assessement methodologies such as hazard and operability (HAZOP) are broadly established across the industry as best practices for hazard identification and evaluation.

However, despite the level of knowledge built to date, and even with extensive research and studies into identifying weaknesses and areas for improvements, techniques such as HAZOP still face ordinary challenges common to any risk assessement process.

This paper presents lessons and good practices intended to demonstrate how organisations can look to maximise the performance and added value of the HAZOP, ensuring it more effectively informs and improves the decision-making process. Full Content »
Contributor: Diana Raicu
Posted: 08/09/2017
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When the Paris climate change agreement was signed on April 22, 2016 by 195 countries, it marked a watershed moment for determining, planning and documenting measures to mitigate man-made global warming. In this infographic, compiled by Oil & Gas IQ contributor, Daisy Welch, we outline the crux decisions behind why the world’s second largest energy consumer decided to withdraw from the landmark consensus. Full Content »
Contributor: David Robinson
Posted: 08/08/2017
North Sea map
In recent years, the oil price has collapsed. Vast swathes of the oil and gas producing world are now unprofitable. One region in particular is feeling the bite… The North Sea  Full Content »
Contributor: Asdza Nadleehe
Posted: 07/31/2017
Asdza Nadleehe
The super-merger of the year so far unites two giants in the service provider space as they embrace the digital revolution Full Content »
Contributor: Savaram Ravindra
Posted: 06/20/2017
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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. Full Content »
Contributor: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 06/06/2017
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While many commentators and all major bookmakers are still pointing to a Conservative victory, recent experience has shown us that polls are not as trustworthy as they used to be.

In the event of a hung parliament and a Labour minority government, or a Labour-led coalition supported by the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party (SNP), what might the upshot be for British oil and gas? Full Content »
Contributor: Oil & Gas IQ
Posted: 04/11/2017
When oil is no longer in demand
The world is drowning in oil. But there is a growing belief that change is in the pipeline. In fact, research by McKinsey, a consultancy, and the World Economic Forum has identified three game changers for companies and policy makers within the industry. New energy sources, the likely growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and industry fragmentation are the main elements breaking the habit for oil companies. Full Content »
Contributor: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 12/13/2016
Tim Haïdar
After a month of deliberation and conjecture, the president-elect of the United States has chosen arch oilman, the chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, to be his Secretary of State.

The long-time head honcho of the world’s most powerful energy company will now become the world’s most powerful diplomat, a post occupied by six former presidents including three of the Founding Fathers.

The 64-year old Tillerson was set to retire from his post at ExxonMobil on reaching his 65th birthday in March 2017, as company policy dictates. He will now be swapping his office in Irving, Texas, for one on Capitol Hill. Full Content »
Contributor: Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
Posted: 12/13/2016
Martin Richards, José María Sotomayor, and Rune Olsen
Imagine how it would be to walk around in the area you are going to inspect or to do a maintenance job in and be familiarised with the environment, without actually being there. Image to assemble new complex structures and parts into existing structures to verify that it actually fits into the area, without actually doing the job. Imaging monitoring equipment in real time and seeing what is going on, remotely, and have it tell you when it needs maintenance before it breaks down.

Is this just a dream or is it possible to do this today? We explore the concept in this blog post by Rune Olsen. Full Content »
Posted: 12/13/2016
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Maintaining productivity and safety standards in the face of declining prices and profits is a challenge for oil and gas companies.

In part one of our two-part series, Mike Stone, product manager of Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), gave an overview of cost-effective asset management in this environment. In part two, we dive into specific tools, processes, and resources that oil and gas companies can use to formulate a risk-based asset strategy. Full Content »
Contributor: 8over8 Ltd
Posted: 12/06/2016
8over8 infographic
The slump in oil prices has seen a tailing-off in the number of megaprojects - major infrastructure projects that cost more than $1 billion – on the drawing board throughout the energy industry.

The scale and complexity of these megaprojects will always translate into budget overruns and missed deadlines, but the oil and gas industry has a particularly high rate of project failure.

In conjunction with AVEVA ProCon, Oil & Gas IQ carried out a wide-ranging survey to professionals that have worked on oil and gas megaprojects in the recent past.

The statistics we gathered make for both sobering reading, and form the epitaph for the Age of the Megaproject… Full Content »
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Contributor: David Robinson
Posted: 08/08/2017
David Robinson
In recent years, the oil price has collapsed. Vast swathes of the oil and gas producing world are now unprofitable. One region in particular is feeling the bite… The North Sea  Full Video »
Contributor: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 02/25/2013
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Part of the Oil and Gas Technology series In this exclusive interview, Tim Haðdar speaks with David Hartwell, of Click Software about the potential that mobile solutions have to enhance efficiency in the oil and gas sector. It is projected that $168 billion will be spent on enterprise mobility solutions through 2015, and some $8 billion of Full Podcast »
Contributor: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 11/04/2013
Tim Haïdar
742-years ago, a teenage Marco Polo would set out from Italy with his father and uncle on a voyage of discovery into Asia. A quarter of a century and 15,000 kilometres later, they would bring back paper, pasta and a host of luxuries from porcelain to jade Full Column »
Contributor: Fillipe Caruso
Posted: 08/23/2017
Fillipe Caruso
Risk assessement methodologies such as hazard and operability (HAZOP) are broadly established across the industry as best practices for hazard identification and evaluation.

However, despite the level of knowledge built to date, and even with extensive research and studies into identifying weaknesses and areas for improvements, techniques such as HAZOP still face ordinary challenges common to any risk assessement process.

This paper presents lessons and good practices intended to demonstrate how organisations can look to maximise the performance and added value of the HAZOP, ensuring it more effectively informs and improves the decision-making process. Full Whitepaper »