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Analytic Innovations Address New Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry
Oil and gas companies are being challenged to streamline and automate processes that help manage risk, focus on revenue-generating growth opportunities before their competitors do, and plan ahead for both an aging infrastructure and workforce. This paper offers insights into the predictive maintenance, forecasting and analysis, and energy trading and risk management systems they need to effectively manage the world’s longest supply and process chains – from the wellhead to the retail gas pump.

Date: 01 April 2014
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File Size: 240 Kb

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The Impact of Ageing Infrastructure in Process Manufacturing Industries
Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, chemicals and natural resource industries rely on proprietary infrastructure to run their operations. Much of this infrastructure is rapidly ageing, thus increasing the risk of failure. Subsequent disruptions hamstring operations and impede opportunities for growth, with the impact of these interruptions felt worldwide. As a result, executives in these industries must make tough decisions about where, when and how much to invest in infrastructure upgrades.

Date: 13 March 2014
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File Size: 330 Kb

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Advanced Seismic Analysis: Application of Unsupervised Neural Networks and Principal Component Analysis in Conventional and Unconventional Geologic Settings
This paper presents four case studies on the application of Self-Organizing Maps (SOM's), a form of unsupervised neural networks, and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) as applied to seismic attributes in various geologic settings, including onshore - conventional and unconventional - and offshore. The case studies tangibly demonstrate how exploration and field development risk are reduced using these advanced pattern-recognition methods, which are supported in Paradise™, the advanced geoscience analysis platform by Geophysical Insights.

Date: 04 February 2014
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File Size: 176 Kb

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Discover how you can use PPM solutions to successfully plan, build and operate your Oil & Gas projects
Enterprise project potfolio management (EPPM) solutions can help oil & gas companies successfully plan, build and operate all types of projects, including shutdowns/turn arounds, maintenance and capital projects. In addition this e-book offers practical reccomendations and strategies to help your oganization gain a competitive edge.

Date: 20 December 2013
Format: PDF
File Size: 240 Kb

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Making Investments Count: Three Capital Spending Challenges
Read how enterprise project portfolio management solutions can help power & energy companies, improve and overcome challenges in their key capital investment processes.

Date: 20 December 2013
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File Size: 240 Kb

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Managing Utility Capital Projects with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solutions
Enterprise project potfolio management can help your utility company successfully plan, build, and maintain its capital investments.

Date: 20 December 2013
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File Size: 240 Kb

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An Integrated Approach to Modeling Pipeline Hydraulics in a Gathering and Production System
In the increasingly dynamic world of oil and gas gathering networks, a new, comprehensive approach to pipeline hydraulics is required to minimize flow interruptions and uncertainties. This white paper explains how powerful hydraulics modeling within the conceptual design environment can better predict performance and troubleshoot issues. You’ll learn how to model an entire gathering and production system within one integrated workflow – saving capital and energy while ensuring overall system safety.

Date: 14 November 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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Why Latency Matters to Mobile Backhaul
This paper is presented by O3b Networks to provide an understanding of the impact of latency on mobile backhaul services. Several common voice and data applications are analyzed to assess the impact of latency on the quality of the end user’s experience. The paper compares the Quality of Experience (QoE) based on latency differences between Geosynchronous satellites and Medium Earth Orbit satellites.

Date: 14 November 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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Oracle's Project Portfolio Management Solutions: Optimized for Utilities
Enterprise project potfolio management (EPPM) solutions can help utilities, including power generation, transmission and distribution, gas and water successfully select, plan, and execute all types of projects, including outages, maintenance and capital expansions. In addition this e-book offers practical reccomendations and strategies to help your oganization gain a competitive edge. 

Date: 11 November 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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How to Reduce Costs and Manage Risk in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solutions Industry with EPPM
The upstream oil and gas industry is faced with an unprecedented business environment – from new regulatory challenges and rising project costs, to sociopolitical and macroeconomic influences. And in this challenging environment, it's important for  the upstream oil and gas industry to ensure project success. Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) solutions can help executives and project team members successfully manage project costs and mitigate risk.

Date: 08 November 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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Progressing cavity pumps for pumping multiphase fluids in oil fields.
For heavy oil and extra heavy oil the use of positive displacement pumps which are able to handle fluids with high viscosity are required. The well streams are a combination of crude oil, water, gas and sand. For each region and reservoir, the proportions of the oil, water, gas and sand will vary. For economic, environment and facilities management perspectives, it can be a distinct advantage to transfer the complete well stream to gathering and processing facilities rather than separate at the well site. The selected pump system should be reliable, safe and able to handle the variations in fluid composition and process conditions. The Pro-gressing Cavity Pump (PCP) is able to fulfill these requirements and is a good selec-tion for multiphase fluid transfer. In comparison to other pumping systems the PCP is an attractive cost effective solution.

Date: 11 October 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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Sustainable Oilfield Chemistry: A Balanced Approach to Performance and Environmental Stewardship
Chemicals are used extensively in oilfield operations, from the time a well is drilled and completed through stimulation and production. The fluids and chemicals used by E&P companies in the hydrocarbon recovery process offer minimized environmental impact while performing effectively. This white paper addresses the role of oilfield chemicals in the exploration and development process; the complexities of oilfield chemistry sustainability; regulatory and legal drivers of chemicals solutions for safer oilfield operations; and the Baker Hughes commitment to sustainable oilfield chemistry.

Date: 11 October 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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Four Ways Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Can Increase ROI in Process Manufacturing Industries
Asset-intensive companies like those in the utilities, oil, gas, chemical, steel and mining industries, need to invest heavily in order to maintain operations and continue to grow their business, yet they are faced with an uncertain economic situation. Because of this challenge, it is essential that companies are able to fully optimize investment decisions and lower operating costs to ensure a healthy ROI. Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions can help your company achieve operational excellence, financial discipline and risk mitigation.

Date: 10 October 2013
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File Size: 330 Kb

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Optimizing Daily & Routine Maintenance in the Oil & Gas Industry through Project Portfolio Management
Executives in the oil and gas industry often look at maintenance as a “necessary evil.” However, in these unprecedented times when every dollar counts more then ever, it is essential to carefully manage your company’s maintenance program. Project portfolio management solutions, such as Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, help oil and gas executives successfully manage their daily and routine maintenance projects, by enabling them to more effectively manage resources, capture best practices and complete projects on-time and within budget.

Date: 10 October 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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GeoEnergy Experiences a Seismic Shift in Data Processing Throughput with sTec Enterprise SSDs
Specialized seismic processing company deploys sTec enterprise SSDs for up to 10-times-faster job performance and consistent, reliable project execution. GeoEnergy, based in Houston, Texas, provides specialized seismic processing services to the oil and gas industry. Its clients include small independents, as well as the world’s largest energy producers. GeoEnergy’s seismic processing system was challenged to keep up with growing job queues due to performance and reliability issues with the consumer-grade SSDs in its server. To solve the problem, the company deployed sTec enterprise SSDs for up to 10-times-faster job performance and consistent, reliable project execution.

Date: 03 September 2013
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File Size: 176 Kb

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Freight Transportation in the Oil & Gas Industry: Five Mistakes that Cripple Profitability (and how to correct them)
The increase in shale gas extraction projects is triggering spectacular growth in North American drilling projects.  But with this growth comes transportation challenges, as suppliers of pipe, chemicals, drilling equipment, and other materials must get products to and from an expanding number of energy sites, many in remote locations.  The good news is there are steps you can take now to significantly reduce your current spend on upstream and midstream freight moves.

Date: 17 February 2012
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File Size: 662 Kb

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