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Changing the way drilling engineering work gets done

Technology's paradigm shift Until a decade ago, primary consumers of technology in the oil and gas industry were buddy-buddy relationships and/or central teams which drove the agenda for where dollars were invested and how innovation happened. Fast forward to today where a typical large enterpr ...

amit mehta


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > MobilizeDrillingEngineering +1

On OPEC Day, US Operators Focused On Making Better Wells Instead

While the rest of the world focused on OPEC on November 30, US operators were focused on making their tight oil wells more effective with cutting edge innovation. I spent OPEC day in Houston with 35 senior US completions executives at the Darcy Completions Forum , squarely focused on emerging tech ...

Joseph Triepke - Infill Thinking


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > completionsFrackingTechnology +2

Seismic is King?

“Seismic is King!” ... ... but are there any Princes? Seismic technology has dominated geoscience, and thus the Exploration and Exploitation businesses, throughout my career in oil & gas. And within it there continues to be remarkable innovation, led by companies such as PGS. Nevertheless the “all ...

David Bamford


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Technology

68% of Canadian oil & gas companies will spend more in 2017

Following more than a year of cost cutting and spending reductions, early 2017 guidance in the Canadian oil and gas sector suggests that we will see a rebound in activity over the next twelve months. A far more stable oil price, as well as the past 18-months of adapting to a lower-for-longer prici ...

Mark Young


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Production GuidanceCAPEXCanada +9

Do you go to work in a horse and cart?

It is now almost a year since the Go computer program AlphaGo, constructed by DeepMind, beat the world Go champion, Lee Sedol . As I understand it, a key success factor for DeepMind was that Go is a rule-based game; and machine learning from DeepMind ‘loves' rule-driven analyses and being fed tho ...

David Bamford


Posted 25 days agoOpinion > Technology

Proserv’s A2G technology scoops Subsea UK innovation award

Energy services company Proserv has received a prestigious industry award for its subsea communications technology that is breathing new life into ageing brownfield developments. At last night's (Thursday, February 2) Subsea UK Awards ceremony, Proserv's Artemis 2G (A2G) was recognised with the ac ...

Jamie MacDonald


Posted 20 days agoPress > ProservawardsSubsea UK +2

Oil and gas industry urged to look outside sector to speed up deployment of new technologies

Keynote speakers at the ITF Technology Showcase in Aberdeen will highlight the benefits of cross-over technologies from Formula 1™ and other industries to deliver oil and gas solutions with high readiness levels for deployment. Dr Geoff McGrath, Chief Innovation Officer at McLaren Applied Technolog ...


Posted 9 days agoPress > ITFTechnology