• October 25, 2013

    Event | Integrated Operations and Digital Oilfield enabling new operational and project concepts

    Tony Edwards, CEO of Stepchange Global, the International Digital Oilfield Consultancy, will be speaking at SPE’s Abu Dhabi Section Meeting on Wednesday 30th October, at the Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi Corniche, from 18.30.

    He says: “Integrated Operations (IO) and Digital Oilfield (DOF) has been a major performance improvement initiative within many oil and gas companies for much of the last decade. Click here

  • October 18, 2013

    Blog 3 | Collaborative Environments are Key

    With today’s focus on unmanning or minimal manning and decreasing operational costs for remote offshore platforms, the use of “collaborative environments” ensures that operational issues can be solved with real-time information.

    Collaboration centres make the best use of scarce resources by creating an operations hub where experts from a variety of disciplines can access information, troubleshoot, monitor, and optimize the oil and gas fields, all from a single location.… Click here

  • October 07, 2013

    Gigaom Article | Four tips to take you beyond the big data hype cycle

    Using big data analytics in your business can save tens of millions of dollars — or open up new opportunities. But it’s early days, so here are suggestions that will help you avoid the “trough of disillusionment.”

    As 2013 kicked off Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular noted in her blog that big data is sliding down into the Trough of Disillusionment, a steep cliff in the Gartner Hype Cycle that follows the Peak of Inflated Expectations.

    Click here

  • October 07, 2013

    Emerson Exchange Article | Santos integrates intelligent field with transformative operations centre

    Remote Operations Centre Is Changing How Gas Fields Are Operated

    Stepchange Global are delighted to have been working with Santos on their new operations centre.

    Control rooms are adding a few new tasks to their job descriptions.  While they’ll always be responsible for process control and process safety, they’re now evolving into integrated operations centres, which are also responsible for making the right business decisions, too.… Click here

  • October 07, 2013

    Ethnography Article | Big Data Needs Thick Data

    Big Data can have enormous appeal. Who wants to be thought of as a small thinker when there is an opportunity to go BIG?

    The positivistic bias in favor of Big Data (a term often used to describe the quantitative data that is produced through analysis of enormous datasets) as an objective way to understand our world presents challenges for ethnographers.… Click here

  • October 01, 2013

    Blog 2 | It’s Not Just the Technology

    Clearly Integrated Operations (IO) is not just about technology.  The most significant change that has taken place is in the way companies are organized in order to maximise the value from having this real-time data and information.

    Many businesses see this as a technology-enabled transformation programme, whereby the way people work, from the offshore technician to the HQ commercial analyst, is fundamentally changed. … Click here

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