Technology Not the be-all-and-end-all Article by Tony Edwards

New technology for integrated operations not only brings changes that speed up the amount and quality of information available to operators, but also inevitably changes the way in which people work. Companies that integrate advances in information and communication technology and processes with workforce-related solutions will be on the...

 

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Digital Architecture leads to “Intelligent” Platforms Article by Tony Edwards

Technology trends in upstream oil and gas exploration and production provide the potential for operators to improve recovery, optimize production, and drive operational efficiencies. Already, many operators are benefiting from the predictive intelligence capabilities inherent in digital network architectures for instrumentation, valves, and controls.  In offshore platform environments, the...

 

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Collaborative Environments are Key Article by Tony Edwards

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...

 

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Big Data Needs Thick Data Article from Ethnography Matters

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...

 

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It’s Not Just the Technology By Tony Edwards

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...

 

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