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Digital Oilfield: Streamlining Pipeline Inspections with Mobile and Digital Solutions

In Another news, Digital Innovation, Mobile Oil & Gas by Kirk Eggleston

With increased regulatory pressure on pipeline operators to provide highly accurate and detailed inspection reports — pipeline inspection service providers can stay competitive by upping their game with mobile and digital solutions. When it comes to pipeline construction and maintenance projects, accurate, well documented pipeline inspections not only ensure pipe integrity, they also protect the pipeline operator from regulatory risk. …

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Digital Oilfield: Streamlining Hydrocarbon Measurement and Sampling

In Another news, Digital Innovation, Mobile Oil & Gas, Mobile Strategy by Kirk Eggleston

Today, with the new normal of low oil prices, the need to mitigate costly hydrocarbon measurement and sampling errors is more important than ever before. So, what can industry decision makers do to address issues with these important industry functions? The answer lies with innovative mobile and digital solutions. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the …

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The Digital Oilfield of the Future Will Cause Serious ROI for the Downstream Industry

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Oil & Gas by Rachel Nitschke

A shaky recovery is building pressure on oil and gas companies to continue to streamline their operations . Now, many are taking cues from their manufacturing counterparts to make investments in the digital oilfield, and specifically, the supply chain. What is it? It means integrating the disparate processes of the oil and gas supply chain, from production and exploration to …

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Digital Oilfield: How to Cut Inefficiency with Refinery Turnarounds

In Mobile Oil & Gas by Rachel Nitschke

Judith and Charles were standing in the front yard of their Tiki Island home when a sharp boom pulsed through, rattling their windows and skipping their family truck a few inches off the ground. Five miles away and a few hours earlier, an isomerization unit was restarting after a turnaround, setting off a chain of events that would go on …

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Vendor Managed Inventory: Why Downstream CIOs Need to Invest in 2016

In Digital Innovation, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Oil & Gas by Rachel Nitschke

Keep product moving. Keep haulers moving. Keep inventory low. These are the three profit-driven principles of downstream oil and gas companies. As long as those three are right, the firm is on-track for delivering good customer service and managing costs. The problem is that it rarely works that way: customers inaccurately forecast demand, haulers experience issues when heading to a …

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Oil and Gas Operational Excellence Through Mobility and the Industrial Internet of Things

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, Mobile Oil & Gas, Mobile Strategy by Neil Bedekar

It is no secret that low oil and gas prices are changing the ways companies operate in the oil patch. In the past, companies turned to reduction-in-force (RIF) strategies to cut operating costs to remain viable during lean market conditions. Today, more innovative and competitive companies are focusing on Operational Excellence (OE) to not only further cut operating costs, but …

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How Oil and Gas Mobile Apps Improve Workflows

In Mobile Oil & Gas by Patrick Coogan

Identifying oil and gas industry workflows in need of investment in mobile solutions boils down to a simple question: In which workflows does the ability to share and collect data from mobile workers in real time provide the opportunity to dramatically improve the efficiency and safety of operations? This question can be decomposed further to identify some prospective workflows for …

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Why Midstream Firms Need Mobile Oil and Gas Technology

In Mobile Oil & Gas, Mobile Strategy by Rachel Nitschke

Imagine field after field of oil storage tanks, some so large they could hold a 747 jumbo jet. This is what you will see when you drive out to Cushing, Okla., home to around 58 million barrels of oil, or about 12.5 percent of the country’s stockpile. As new oil and gas technologies, namely fracking and horizontal drilling, have produced …

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Why Upstream Oil and Gas Mobile Technology Means Improved Productivity

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Oil & Gas by Natalie Cheng

Imagine an oil and gas field worker using a mobile device to check production levels while working near a well. It’s not a common sight to see. However, it will become increasingly common as E&P companies continue to invest in mobile solutions in order to better manage their people and equipment and collect more accurate data. According to a survey …

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O&G + IIoT = >$ | Benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things in Oil and Gas

In Internet of Things, Mobile Oil & Gas by Neil Bedekar

Have you realized? We’re living in a world with drones and sensors. The sound of this is like something out of a movie, but it’s real. In fact, drones and sensors are changing the oil and gas industry. Some oil and gas companies are already looking into deployment options for drones. Why are oil and gas companies investing in drones …

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Why Companies Should Embrace Oil and Gas Mobility

In Context, Mobile Oil & Gas by Joe Southern

While reviewing the Apple’s iPad in Business website, I noticed something strange among the 33 various business types Apple was promoting. No Oil and Gas. Five Oil and Gas companies are in the top 10 Fortune Global 500, yet none are currently highlighted by Apple. Why is this? This is perhaps because the Oil and Gas industry has been slow …

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Mapping Mobility Opportunities For A Facilities Engineer

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Oil & Gas by Madeleine Popp

Facilities engineers are the unsung heroes of the oil field. While others are out searching for the latest and greatest, they are busy taking care of the fastly fading and forgotten facilities. We wanted to know how they use technology on the job and identify opportunities for mobile. So, we interviewed a couple facilities engineers who work in the production …

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Things to Consider for Mobility in Oil and Gas

In Mobile Oil & Gas by Patrick Coogan

The recent precipitous drop in oil prices demands that companies respond by cutting operational costs wherever possible. Costs that were sustainable at prices of $100 a barrel are simply not sustainable with oil prices in the $40’s. With prices at their current levels, oil companies must learn how to do more with less and get as much as possible out …

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How can mobility impact the digital oilfield in 2015?

In Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Oil & Gas by Fabrice Buron

The adoption of smartphones have surpassed the PC at last and is becoming even more integrated into day-to-day life. We use it to read email, share news with friends, check the weather, follow the news, manage our physical activity, remotely manage our home security, track the calories we consume, etc. While we embrace new technology in our personal lives, the …

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Mobile Field Enablement for Refinery Process Engineers

In Mobile Oil & Gas by Patrick Coogan

The typical petroleum refinery is a marvel of modern engineering. On a daily basis, hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil flow through thousands of miles of pipe and dozens of process units to generate finished goods including fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gases, sulfur, and asphalt. Executives in the downstream petroleum industry count on refinery process engineers to fine-tune …

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The Industrial Internet of Things: Making Companies Smarter

In Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things, Mobile Oil & Gas, Mobile Strategy by Gaurav Khandelwal

If you’ve been following the latest tech news, you’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect consumers. To put it simply, the Internet of Things means enabling everyday objects to have network connectivity and giving them the ability to send and receive data. The term has mostly been used to describe consumer products such …

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Using Context Aware Mobile Apps in the Oil and Gas Industry

In Context, Mobile Oil & Gas by Natalie Cheng

Seems like anywhere you turn, you’ll hear someone talking about how contextual awareness is the future of technology…or depending on the groups of people you hang out with, maybe you haven’t heard yet? Well, context aware mobile applications and beacons will make a major impact on how people do business now and in the future. Many conversations are happening around …

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Benefits of Digital Oil Fields

In Mobile Oil & Gas by Ryan Desmind

Wait, did you read that right? Many today are unaware about digital oil fields. If you need to put it simply, a Digital Oil Field (DOF) may mean focusing more on the objectives of the petroleum business of your oil company rather than just focusing on the IT infrastructure. DOF is not exactly a new concept and has been known …

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Potential Uses of Google Glass in the Oil & Gas Industry

In Mobile Oil & Gas, Wearable Technology by Natalie Cheng

Wearable technology seems to be everywhere lately. According to statistics from the IHS and RockHealth.com, “the global wearables market was worth more than $2.5B in revenue in 2012 and is expected to cross $8B in 2018”. Wearables aren’t just for fitness — the technology can be applied to a variety of industries. As the market continues to grow in value, …

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