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There are 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
BEACON
Baker Expert Advisory Center Operations Network (a Baker Hughes acronym)

Please see SPE technical paper 78336-MS for further technical details

BGS
The MOTIVE Drilling Technologies  Bit Guidance System uses cognitive computing algorithms to guide the directional drilling process in real-time

MOTIVE Drilling Technologies are discussed in the SPE JPT here


BHP
(1) Bottom hole pressure

(2) Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP)

BI
Business Intelligence comprises the strategies, workflows and technologies used by organisations for the analysis of their business data, information and knowledge.

BI can provide organistions with an overview and insight into legacy, current, and future business operations and strategic performance.

Big data
Big data is a field of mathematics comprising methods of analyzing and extracting unknown information from data sets too large and / or complex to be addressed by traditional data-processing methods and software technologies

Big Data Analytics
Big data analytics compises the analysis of large data volumes (i.e. big data) gathered from a wide variety of disparate sources in order to uncover relationships, patterns and connections that might otherwise be invisible

Blockchain
Blockchain is an open, distributed ledger that can efficiently record transactions between two parties in a secure, verifiable and permanent way

Totals implementation of blockchain technology is described here

BOC
Brisbane Operations Center (Santos Ltd acronym)

BOEM
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management  manage the development of United States Outer Continental Shelf  (OCS) energy and mineral resources

BOP
Blow Out Preventer

BP-ICAM
BP International Center for Advanced Materials is the BP fundamental and applied materials science research centre

Bridge Center
Shell’s onshore control room (CR) is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is known as the Bridge Center, or Bridge.

The Bridge is an integrated operations (IO) facility designed to monitor the Shell deep water offshore production activities in the Americas.

The Bridge is somewhat separate and distinct from the Shell asset linked integrated operations centers (IOC).

BSEE
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the US federal agency tasked with (i) improving safety and (ii) ensuring environmental protection with respect to the offshore energy industry

BU
Business Unit