What’s Ahead? Future Health Challenges Facing the Oil and Gas Industry


Every day the oil and gas industry faces a multitude of global health care challenges, ranging from the exotic (i.e. African sleep disorder) to the mundane (i.e. heart attacks). Oftentimes the industry operates in remote areas, and the nearest hospital may be a two-hour plane ride away. Therefore, to ensure employees and their families receive the medical care they need, many oil and gas companies have built clinics and emergency stabilization facilities, and in some cases, full hospitals onsite.
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Managing Sustainability Risks in Data Driven Environments


Today’s leaders in Oil & Gas are dealing with the loss of their critical knowledge base to retirement, a constant drive to reduce costs, capital expenses and risk to lives and the environment. These challenges have been somewhat alleviated through technological enhancements, including cloud computing, improved analytics and increased mobility. But while more capable devices and sensors drive big data, increase productivity and improve the reliability and accuracy of data, Oil & Gas organizations still struggle with how to leverage this data and maintain sustainability.
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Things that Go Bump in the Night: Litigation Risks that Leave Oil and Gas CEOs Sleepless


When oil executives turn in for the night, despite daily efforts to cross T’s and dot I’s, they know the road ahead is paved with legal risk. With the advent of innovative horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies, exploration and production companies are actively engaged in a hot pursuit for oil from shale plays in an environment fraught with legal and regulatory uncertainty.
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Trading Information Management – Moving Beyond ETRM


Today’s energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems offer a wealth of capability, with functionality covering the vast majority of the business processes of buying and selling commodities, from contract management through invoicing and accounting. Given that many of these systems are rarely fully integrated, few companies are able to answer fundamental business questions with them (such as P&L, deal profitability, and asset performance) without considerable time and effort to manually consolidate data and extract key information and metrics.
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