Dr. Scott M. Shemwell, CEO of Knowledge Ops
The Governing Energy blog presents a series of biweekly commentaries about contemporary issues in organizational governance and its new role in operations from Dr. Scott M. Shemwell.
Wallace E. Tyner, Ph.D.
In this blog, I will periodically post thoughts and analysis on a wide range of energy and environmental policy issues. I am an energy economist and James and Lois Ackerman Professor at Purdue University. I will be writing on biofuels, natural gas, solar energy, overall energy policy, and in general a wide range on energy and environmental policy topics. I look forward to interacting with readers of this blog.
Davis started his career working with the Geological Survey of Canada and has spent more than 20 years working in the Oil & Gas Industry in Calgary, Alberta. A great believer in the Black Swan theory developed by Nassim Taleb, Davis’ blog will focus on undiscovered technologies and methodologies that could have a major impact on energy development and use in the coming years.
How does technology shape how we do business? Leaders in the energy industry share their experiences and discuss the influence of technology on their day-to-day dealings.
Mary Jo Rogers, Ph.D.
“The Energy Portfolio” will discuss current hot topics impacting the energy and utility sectors. The effects of economic forces, natural disasters, politics, regulatory changes and policy are all fair game. “I am passionate about the ability of the U.S. to benefit from a balanced portfolio of energy resources. We need nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation, as well as highly capable leaders, to meet all of our commercial and environmental needs.”
Who is "The Smart Griddler?” His name is Stephen Heiser and no, he's not a Mensa member who likes to make pancakes. He's not a superhero comic book character (although he is some kind of character). He's just a curious guy who likes to solve puzzles, learn about new technologies and share with others. His aim is to demystify some of the challenges of the Smart Grid by breaking things down and translating complexities of the modern power grid into bite size commentary fit for lay people as well as energy experts. All told in the amusing narrative one would expect from someone who calls himself "The Griddler." Brought to you by the good folks at Alstom Grid who understand the mission-critical nature and intricacies of the power system network and provide smart energy solutions for our shared sustainable future.
Part 1 - Getting Started
Let’s start with the good news and the bad news which is there are more reasons and ways to automate Oil & Gas paperwork than ever before. Like you, millions of mobile energy workers are turning to mobile technologies to help deal with increasing pressure to do more with fewer resources, maintain uptime, respond quickly to issues, and thoroughly document conditions and work status. Let’s take a closer look at the landscape.
Part 2 - Top 3 Reasons to Automate Your Paperwork
Since automating field paperwork can offer a range of obvious benefits, asking yourself “why?” mightseem like a no-brainer. But, it’s critical to think deeply about why you want to automate your workflows and the key benefits that you expect.
Part 3 - The 8 Key Considerations Before You Pick A Technology
Now that you have focused on an immediate problem to solve, mapped out your existing workflows with your broader team, and articulated a longer term vision – it’s time to look at some very specific aspects about your workflows and needs which will have big impacts on your ultimate technology decisions.
Part 4 - The 4 Technology Options: Picking The Right One For Your Mobile Team
In this week’s 4th and final post we’re walking through the 4 technology options and picking the right one for your team. Instead of listing preferred makes and models that will quickly become out of date, I’ve grouped mobile data capture technologies into four categories, outlining each solution’s capabilities, appropriate scenarios for each technology, and drawbacks.