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Breaking the Application Barrier: Why Data is the Most Valuable Asset in the Oil and Gas Industry

Many oil and gas professionals live in a constant state of uncertainty. They simply don’t know if their assets are performing up to potential. All they know is that they run the business on averages, and the averages seem to shake out in their favor. But this lack of certainty doesn’t have to be your reality. In fact, you have the capacity to proactively gauge the performance of your oil and gas assets—not just every once in a while, but every moment, and on demand. In this paper we take a look at the current limitations of the application-driven environment, and we consider how an integrated data solution can offer deeper insight for sustainable competitive gains.

Date
7/8/2015
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Better Safety, Better Business: Maintain Compliance and Drive Revenue: Put All of Your Data to Work

If you’re like many oil and gas companies, you’re already collecting massive amounts of health, safety, security, and environment (HSSE) data. But how long does it take to act on it? The answer, of course, is anywhere from months to years. Some companies make the mistake of regarding HSSE compliance as a necessary evil. That doesn’t need to be the case. HSSE efforts can drive you forward, helping you gain greater efficiency and additional revenue. HSSE compliance can be a framework for optimizing operations, not just another regulatory burden to endure. You can run your business on HSSE principles—and win. Teradata can show you how.

Date
7/8/2015
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Don’t Miss the Unconventional Resource Revolution’s Next Wave

It’s time for operators developing North America’s unconventional oil and gas reservoirs to embrace a new business model. Today, the typical business model for developing unconventional assets is still based on a cycle of repeatedly drilling, completing, and fracturing new wells. In today’s climate of depressed oil prices, that model is both unprofitable and unsustainable. It’s unnecessarily costly and often leaves more than 90% of the recoverable hydrocarbons in place. However, operators can reinvent their business models for unconventional assets through a process of strategic well rejuvenation. This white paper details a data-driven, science-based method to helps operators better understand their reservoirs and uncover the reasons behind poor well performance to identify and implement the most profitable well rejuvenation programs—maximizing recovery rates, cash flow and ROI at a lower CAPEX than possible using the current business model.

Date
6/15/2015
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Efficiency, Visibility and Reliability Keys to lower costs and greater profitability in oil and gas operations

Falling oil prices and collapsing profit margins are driving the industry to lower costs. Reducing labor costs and gaining supplier concessions can help, but output must meet buyer commitments. This white paper addresses how automation can increase operating efficiency, visibility and reliability to help lower costs and boost profitability. It also provides four steps to accelerating automation’s deployment in oil and gas, while improving overall effectiveness.

Date
3/2/2015
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