Closing the ‘Missing Middle’ Can Help Energy Companies Make the Most of Analytics Investments

Energy companies have historically based their success on the analytical abilities of their scientists and engineers. In areas ranging from exploration and production to refinery management to downstream distribution, these companies rely upon hard data to make the right strategic decisions to support operations and make the right tactical decisions.
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In The Headlines


Oily Observations on Oil Rail Transport

Crude oil production in the United States has been increasing at an incredibly rapid rate. Through most of the 90s and 2000s, it was on the decline. But in just the last few years, it’s been going up again. Last summer saw oil production in the U.S. get up to 7.5 million barrels per day — the highest it’s been since 1991.

The implications of this are many, but one in particular stands out: whereas oil used to be transported from production areas to refineries almost entirely by pipeline, now there’s simply too much for the pipelines to be able to handle it all. So instead, more and more oil is being transported by rail. To give you an idea of just how big a shift this is: in 2008, about 9,500 carloads of crude oil were transported by rail. In 2013, that number jumped to around 400,000. And it’s still increasing.
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Atlas Oil Company

Are You Fueling Better? What Oil and Gas Decision-Makers Need to Know When Planning for Drill-Site Fueling

The upstream oil and gas lifecycle presents numerous fueling requirements that must be satisfied and challenges that must be overcome in order to ensure that operations are as efficient and profitable as possible.

Favorable market economics, combined with continuous advances in unconventional shale development, are allowing upstream operators to focus on generating maximum value from their assets. Today, improvements in operational efficiency and the strategic application of powerful new technologies have increased the rate of penetration, reduced spud time to total depth, and minimized the overall risk of failure.
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Oil and Gas Mobility Summit Houston
Dates: 28th – 30th April 2014
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton, Houston, TX

Senior oil and gas IT and enterprise mobility professionals will be gathering together in Houston to get the latest information on how to transform organizational operations through mobility!

As the only event of its kind in North America, this summit will offer presentations and case studies will help you:
  • Understand how you can ensure the critical success of your mobility journey: hear how Devon Energy are using governance, flexibility and speed as a mobility differentiator;
  • Analyze the importance of behavioral change management as a crucial success factor in your projects – Chevron tell us how they capture and maintain engagement throughout a rollout;
  • Explore the issue of cyber security, and dealing with it intelligently; Chris Bronk, Rice University, gives his expert insight into security issues in oil and gas;

Industry leaders sharing their knowledge include:
  • Quinton Crenshaw, Sr. Manager, Collaboration, Mobility, Unified Messaging and Content Management, Devon Energy
  • Malcolm Hope, Program Manager, Mobile Field Computing, Chevron
  • Mark Assante, Supervisor, Application and Desktop Delivery, Devon Energy
  • Paula Harris, Supervisor, IT Mobility, ConocoPhillips
  • Grant Wood, IT Architect, Endpoint Computing, Devon Energy
  • Philippe Flichy, Digital Oilfield Technologies Advisor, Baker Hughes
  • Clint Mudrick, Manager of Business Process, Arch Coal, Inc.
  • Robert Sanders, Global Collaboration and U.S. Site IT Operations Leader, General Electric
  • Chris Bronk, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Rice University
Bringing you brand new case studies from IT experts in the oil and gas industry, this event will offer you the opportunity to debate and discuss your issues and challenges when it comes to mobility. The agenda also includes interactive sessions, which have been specially designed to maximize your networking opportunities, whilst giving you the chance to swap experiences and best practices with fellow industry and academic experts.

For more information and to download the agenda, visit here, email or call +44 (0)20 7036 1300.