Artificial Intelligence in Upstream Oil and Gas


Increased use of machine learning technology is driving growth in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption. By 2020, it is estimated the market will be worth over $5 billion. Oil and gas is one of the key industries expected to reap rewards from AI, though adoption is slow compared to other sectors.
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Hydraulic Fracturing and the Water Environment


Hydraulic fracturing to obtain oil and natural gas has had a very positive impact on making the United States energy independent.  However, there are water related issues associated with the hydraulic fracturing process such as: water withdrawals; groundwater contamination associated with well drilling and production; wastewater management; truck traffic and its impacts on water quality; surface spills and leaks; and stormwater management.  Two of the most critical issues are water withdrawals and wastewater management.
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Downhole Water Detection and Measurement – Not a One-Size-Fits-All Process


Water is a significant by-product of the production of oil and gas – in some cases, accounting for up to 95% of produced fluids. The resulting reduction in revenues, coupled with the costs of water treatment and safe disposal, can render a well uneconomic – and even stop production altogether. But conventional techniques for monitoring the production profile of a well to enable troubleshooting are less effective in the increasing number of horizontal wells. Gaining insights into water production and location of inflows requires a number of trade-offs to be considered spanning accuracy, technology selection, measurement location and of course, cost. So what options are currently available to operators of oil and gas wells and what challenges remain?
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Four Ways Management Consultants Can Help Oil and Gas Companies Look to the Future

Regina Mayor & Matt Smith | KPMG In today’s “lower for longer” commodity pricing environment, even the best positioned oil and gas companies are experiencing market challenges. Despite these challenges, executives should not lose sight of opportunities to make transformative changes that can help them derive greater value from their businesses. To emerge from this […]

From Assessment to Action: Extending the Role of Management Consultants in Oil & Gas

Jennifer Schwartz | CTG Whether it’s the need for manpower, cost savings, or an outside perspective, the impetus behind companies bringing in consultants is obvious – they’re looking for that competitive edge. One way to do that is to gain insight from the oil and gas industry’s heavy hitters. These experts are valuable because they […]

Ending Our Oil Addiction is Crucial to Stopping Future Terror Attacks

Yossie Hollander | Fuel Freedom Foundation Our dependence on oil has a sinister side that we tend to lose sight of: Some of that oil we consume — 18 million barrels a day in the United States alone — provides a revenue source for extremist groups to carry out deadly terrorist attacks.

Thriving and Surviving in Oil & Gas

Dan Turner | Kepware Technologies It’s been happening all our lives. Oil & Gas prices fluctuate, and with the ups and downs, the industry adapts and looks to thrive—and more recently, to survive. In 2015, when oil fell to its lowest price in seven years, more than 100,000 jobs were shed and organizations looked to […]

Oil & Gas Industry’s Most Wanted

Matthew Johnson | Addison Group The in-demand skills and jobs during this turbulent time in the market   The past year has brought significant turbulence to the oil and gas industry in major U.S. markets and throughout the world. Subsequently, the hiring landscape has shifted as certain projects have been postponed or abandoned to offset […]