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Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday

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OCTIO - measuring gravity, subsidence and seismic on the seabed
OCTIO of Bergen provides services for recording gravity changes, pressure changes (an indication of seafloor subsidence) and seismic from the seabed - all useful ways to get observational data on reservoirs in production.
04 May 2018

Exa and BP - get relative permeability from a digital rock sample
Exa Corporation has developed software together with BP to model flows of multiple fluids through a digital image of a physical rock sample, and so find the relative permeability, a critical factor in understanding the reservoir.
04 May 2018

Using graph databases in E&P
Graph databases, which use abstract data structures rather than rigid boxed data structures, could prove very useful in E&P, particularly working with complex data sets. Michelle Lim from PETRONAS explained.
27 Mar 2018

Data managers and judgement
Oil and gas data managers rarely have the resources to keep the company data perfect, so they need to use their judgement on where their time adds the most value, said data management consultant Philip Lesslar, formerly with PETRONAS.
27 Mar 2018

Peterson's "VOR" - the Google Alexa of logistics
Logistics company Peterson, together with software company Streamba, is developing a logistics system which aims to provide much better access to information about offshore shipments.
13 Mar 2018

AkerBP - a new business model for oil and gas
AkerBP, the company formed from the merger of BP Norge and Det Norske, is developing a new business model for oil and gas operations, based on a different type of relationship with suppliers.
13 Mar 2018

Offshore Europe session - Disrupting and digitising our industry
An Offshore Europe session 'disrupting and digitising our industry,' looked at fully automated mining, new working practises, learning from manufacturing and dealing with uncertainty, with speakers from Schlumberger, Rio Tinto, Baker Hughes, OGTC, Shell Technology Ventures and Siemens.
02 Mar 2018

Making digitech work
Digitech equipment, such as sensors and drones, is getting cheaper, but the challenge is still working out how to get value from it. A conference session at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen looked at reducing uncertainty, risk taking and data management, with speakers from Schlumberger, AkerBP, Statoil and Wood Mackenzie.
15 Feb 2018

1st Subsurface - developing subsurface databases
1st Subsurface Oilfield Management, a consultancy in Aberdeen, is developing subsurface databases covering producing and abandoned fields, unsanctioned discoveries, prospects and leads in all the UKCS oil and gas basins and now internationally.
15 Feb 2018

PPDM - professionalising data management
The Professional Petroleum Data Management Association (PPDM) is developing ways to improve the professionalism of data management - and continuing to develop its standards.
30 Jan 2018

Target - a cloud data repository for Oman
Target Oilfield Services is building a cloud based data repository for the Oman government - and finding that putting data on the cloud can make it easier to manage. Would oil companies get the same benefits from cloud based data hosting?
30 Jan 2018

How to improve production
Digital Energy Journal held a forum in Aberdeen on March 14 looking at what new approaches to digital technology can help improve production - which came up with some exciting ideas.
08 Sep 2017

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Developments with the digital oilfield
making digital technology work
04 Dec 2012

Managing declining fields with geophysics
Monitoring reservoirs in production - business opportunity or blind alley?
27 Nov 2012

Optimising the supply chain and logistics
Managing complexity and keeping supply chains under control
20 Nov 2012

Doing more with drilling data
Drilling more efficiently and safely
16 Oct 2012

IT infrastructure for the digital oilfield
Keeping your IT infrastructure risk and hassle free
07 Jun 2012

Drilling and the digital oilfield
Earlier warnings, activity streams, subsurface data for drillers, drill cuttings data
08 May 2012

Developments with subsurface data
Finding better ways to work with subsurface data
13 Mar 2012

Optimising supply chains
Finding ways to optimise supply chains
28 Feb 2012

Developments with the digital oilfield
Learn about the latest exciting technology which can make the digital oilfield work
01 Dec 2011


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