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Pervasive Governance: Rethinking Traditional Approaches to Information Governance for Oil & Gas

05/22/2015

Information is an organization’s most important strategic asset – the “lifeblood” of the organization’s knowledge, processes, transactions and decisions, according to independent research firm IDC.  With information continuing to grow exponentially, it is estimated that the digital universe will grow to more than 40 zettabytes by 2020. The EMC Perspective addresses a business agenda that rethinks current approaches to enterprise information governance.

This white paper is sponsored by EMC Corporation.

 

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OSHA 1910.269 Are You Regulation Ready?

05/08/2015

Read this Q&A to learn about changes to federal regulations and how to select FR garments for employees working in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

This white paper is sponsored by Bulwark FR.

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AVEVA’s Digital Asset Approach - Defining a new era of collaboration in capital projects and asset operations

05/08/2015

There is constant, intensive change in the capital projects and asset life cycle management. New challenges and opportunities are continually appearing thanks to dramatic developments in technology, uncertainty in global markets and the reduction in accessible energy and raw materials.

Added to this are the issues that the lack of collaboration between Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies (EPCs) and Owner Operators (OOs) causes. Software and carefully applied innovation have a role in supporting this change and can help organisations to overcome the significant challenges they face.

This paper introduces the concept of the Digital Asset and describes how it is created and used. It outlines the huge impact which the Digital Asset, properly employed, can have in enabling more efficient, more collaborative and more agile business processes at every stage in the life cycle of the physical asset.

This white paper is sponsored by AVEVA.

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On the Radar: EMC Supplier Exchange

04/29/2015

This report addresses key issues for managers of complex contracts in energy and engineering.

This white paper is sponsored by EMC.

 

 

 

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Learn the four stages to operational excellence

04/29/2015

Managing an energy facility is complex and challenging.  At times, it may seem that improving your plant's operations is too daunting a task to take on.  While you cannot create an ultra-efficient system overnight, you can make steady progress and realize benefits each step of the way.  EMC has thoroughly analyzed the process by which our customers have enhanced their maintenance and operations systems.  We've looked at industry standards, reviewed analyst recommendations and leveraged the expertise of our services group and our partners.  With that knowledge, we have developed a four-stage maturity model of the process of achieving operation excellence.

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Survey Report: The Use and Performance of Big Data in the Energy Sector

01/15/2015

While Global Energy demand continues to grow, energy firms confront a range of daunting challenges.    For oil and gas companies, exploration, development and production are more challenging than ever.  Prices are fluctuating, regulations are more stringent, and forecasting and budgeting are more difficult than ever.                                                          

Power sector companies must develop smarter energy capabilities to improve reliability, efficiency and return on their assets. At the same time, public utilities and private sector power companies are working to reduce costs, to better engage their customers, and to manage the distributed energy resources of the 21st century.                                         

In partnership with PennEnergy Research, IBM Systems & Technology Group conducted a survey to explore the use and performance of Big Data in the energy industry.  The survey also sought to examine awareness among energy professionals of how Big Data will affect modeling, simulation, and analytics in the oil and gas sector.  The study also sough to identify challenges the energy sector faces in acquiring the data needed to conduct advanced analytics.                   

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IBM

Energize Your Most Vital Business Relationships: Advanced Contract Lifecycle Management in the Oil and Gas Sector

10/13/2014

In today’s more dynamic and globalized energy marketplace, formal contracts define nearly every business relationship and activity – from the disposition of material and equipment to the use of time and labor, the transport and sale of product, and often the turnkey activities of vital field operations.

Yet all too often oil and gas firms struggle with manual and obsolete contract management systems.  The costs of those outdated methods are high: wasted administrative time and money, lost operating efficiencies, missed opportunities including loss of potential revenue, and greater risk to the organization and to executives.  

In this white paper analysis, SciQuest describes the emerging generation of more capable, cloud-based contract lifecycle management solutions.  The paper examines powerful trends driving oil and gas firms towards greater supply chain efficiencies, the elements in a modern contract management environment, and how best to implement such a solution.

Whitepaper sponsored by sciQuest.

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Improve Accuracy and Reduce your Lease Operating Expense and Risk in Upstream Oil & Gas Production

10/06/2014

In this whitepaper, we will address both the technical approach to achieving the highest possible accuracy in allocation measurement, during custody transfer, and in process control; as well as the business advantages that can be achieved by incorporating Emerson’s Micro Motion flow and density measurement devices into upstream oil and gas production.
Specifically, discussion will include:

  • Accuracy – Comparison of Coriolis meters with positive displacement (PD) and turbine meters and the impact on allocation measurement, production management and custody transfer
  • Reducing lease operating expense – How improved operational efficiencies, reduced risk, increased uptime, decreased maintenance, and improved HSE combine to lower total cost of ownership and drive increased profitability
  • Risk – Improved HSE performance for workers as well as decreased risk to capital investment; the importance of defensible data during litigation

 

This white paper is sponsored by Micro Motion.

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Infographic: Smart Process Applications for a Mobile Workforce

09/22/2014

In partnership with PennEnergy Research, OpenText surveyed energy companies in the oil and gas, power and services sectors to better understand how they are managing smart process apllications for their mobile workforces. Download this infographic to discover the opinion of energy organizations on topics such as business drivers, innovation, BPM capabilities, deployment, mobile capabilities and usage of smart process applications. Under the categories of 'energy industry priorities', 'key challenges and concerns', current state and organizational progress,' and 'goals and key drivers', we take a closer look at how today's energy organizations understand and deal with a range of mobile-related challenges.

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Survey Report: Smart Process Applications for a Mobile Workforce

08/21/2014

In partnership with PennEnergy Research, OpenText surveyed energy companies in the oil and gas, power and services sectors to better understand how they are managing smart process apllications for their mobile workforces.  Download this report to discover the opinion of energy organizations on topics such as business drivers, innovation, BPM capabilities, deployment, mobile capabilities and usage of smart process applications.  Under the categories of 'energy industry priorities', 'key challenges and concerns', current state and organizational progress,' and 'goals and key drivers', we take a closer look at how today's energy organizations understand and deal with a range of mobile-related challenges.

 

White Paper sponsored by OpenText Corporation.

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Top 20 Controls ICS Implementation Guide

08/15/2014

Considering the complexity and scope of today’s critical control environment, compliance has become a key initiative. Coupled with the rise in cybersecurity threats, industrial control operators are in need of an effective, sustainable, and scalable change management approach.  The Top 20 Critical Controls Implementation Guide prioritizes security tools and provides actionable recommendations for your unique control systems environment.  By downloading this guide you will learn how to:

• Assess which best practices are not fully implemented in your environment
• Prioritize implementation based on business value(s) mapped to business drivers
• Evaluate solutions against capabilities when vetting vendor(s)

White Paper brought to you by Industrial Defender.

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Five Steps to Build an Effective Threat Intelligence Capability

06/20/2014

Against today’s mutating threat landscape and sophisticated cybercriminals, security and risk (S&R) professionals are outgunned and outmatched. The traditional strategy of waiting for an alert and then responding to a compromise is futile against 21st century threat actors. Delayed responses when cyber criminals have already begun exfiltrating intellectual property aren’t acceptable. Something must change, and S&R professionals must proactively defend their networks and data. In this report, we draw from the principles of military intelligence and guide S&R pros through a five-step process to build and leverage threat intelligence capabilities.

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Big Data: Business Insight for Power and Utilities

05/30/2014

With this paper Microsoft aims to distill the Big Data drivers, challenges, and opportunities for power and utility enterprises toward a truly integrated end-to-end solution approach.

Whitepaper sponsored by Microsoft

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