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Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for data management in the upstream oil and gas industry - covering exploration, drilling, production and supply chain management.

March-April 2022   Apr 2022

OPENING
  • UK energy sector "UK's top cyber target" – IBM Security’s “X Force Threat Intelligence Index”
  • Your cyber risk posture and operational effectiveness - two approaches for understanding and assessing your cybersecurity capability

SUBSURFACE

  • Saeed Al-Mubarak, chairman of the SPE Digital Energy Technical Section, on what ‘intelligence’ means in digital technology, his new 3D parts company and book, advice for young graduates
  • Why Bunduq, an oil and gas operator in the UAE, changed its data storage architecture
  • The expertise to organise subsurface / wells data - initiatives like OSDU can help, but only when you have people with the right technical expertise, says E&P Consulting

DECARBONISATION

  • Counting emissions from what we buy - O&G companies are getting used to counting direct emissions from their operations, such as from fuel use, flaring and fugitives. But they are also indirectly responsible for a lot of emissions made making the goods and services they consume. How should this data be managed?
  • Driving decarbonisation in tanker shipping - tanker shipping is a major source of emissions in the oil and gas supply chain. But oil and gas companies, as vessel charterers (hirers), have only indirect control
  • New O&G sustainability reporting standard from GRI

OPERATIONS

  • ROCSOLE – using electric fields to ‘see’ inside tanks, pipelines and separators, using a electrical tomography.
  • Low code - If you need to customise and integrate enterprise software, it may be easier to do it using low code tools, rather than try to integrate it together directly yourself. Mendix explained how it can work
  • Ecopetrol’s “water intelligence and management” management system on AWS
  • Equinor’s SLIMM – index of spatial data for files including videos, so you can easily find the file which relates to a certain place
  • The oil companies'  tanker accident database - could be useful for understanding the causes of accidents, but more submissinos are needed
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Jan-Feb 2022   Feb 2022

OPENING
  • Assessing your organisational data competency - and understanding where you can improve. Data management consultant Jess Kozman is running workshops in Australia to help companies to do this
SOCIETY FOR PROFESSIONAL DATA MANAGERS EVENT REPORT
  • Data mesh at Equinor - Equinor is finding the ‘data mesh’ concept very helpful in its digital transformation. Sun Maria Lehmann and Jorn Olmein explained
  • Integrating engineering data like Google Maps - The oil and gas industry would benefit from having an integrated digital platform to run on. Gunnar Staff, head of technical consulting, Cognite, shared some ideas
  • Making it easier to migrate to OSDU - Many people in oil and gas companies are reluctant to move all their data to ‘yet another platform’. CGI’s Michaël van der Haven shared some ways to move forward
  • Organising data before OSDU - companies have to decide whether they are going to organise and connect it before ingesting it, and whether to go for an automated or manual method. Jamie Cruise of Schlumberger outlined the options
  • What good search looks like - exactly the results you want, search multiple systems at once, and have taxonomies you can re-use in other systems, said Lee Hatfield from Flare Solutions
  • Data maturity of the UKCS - companies sit along a wide range. Dave Mackinnon of TLB discussed the result
  • Taking O&G data skills to new areas of the energy industry - Jess Kozman, information management consultant, shared his ideas
  • OGA's public dashboards of production data - Robert Swiergon, OGA’s technical data manager, explained how it works
  • Ross Philo’s farewell talk at as CEO of Energistics, given during the SPDM meeting in November, with an unexpected send-off from past colleagues
OPERATIONS
  • Remote working with the help of a IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) - how a MSP can do a lot to help companies meet the cybersecurity and productivity challenges. Scott Davidson, managing director of MSP ISN Solutions explain
  • Siemens and the ‘brutal truth’ about IIOT - Industrial IoT projects rarely deliver quick wins, need more than CEO support, and can fail if you insist on building your own software, or getting returns after one year. Some advice from Siemens
CYBERSECURITY
  • Cyren's a better way to stop phishing e-mails - rather than try to scan all messages for phishing before they arrive in an inbox, there are technologies which follow all the links in them to see where they lead
  • Will Colonial Pipeline motivate hackers to keep trying? Ransomware operators learn from experience, as they learned from a 2016 Los Angeles hospital attack that hospitals pay ransoms. We spoke to expert Paul Prudhomme
SMART CONTRACTS
  • Why blockchain is good for smart contracts - blockchain is not the only technology we can use to enable smart contracts but is generating momentum in getting smart contract systems implemented. Andrew Bruce of Data Gumbo explains more
  • Smart contracts tied to equipment operations - It is possible for oil and gas companies to have smart contracts which trigger automatically when certain equipment factors are met, using Kongsberg’s Kognitwin integrated with Data Gumbo’s Smart Networks
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Nov-Dec 2021   Nov 2021

LEADERS

Is industry doing enough to decarbonise? - Offshore Europe discussion with senior leaders from BP, Equinor and Harbour Energy, the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, the UK Committee for Climate Change and the International Capital Market Association

Technologies which drive energy transition - DNV held a panel with senior speakers from BP, Equinor, JP Morgan and Corvus Energy

COGNITE's "IGNITE TALKS" INDUSTRIAL DIGITALISATION CONFERENCE A

Aker BP’s approach to digital technology - Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO of oil and gas operator Aker BP gave a comprehensive overview

Reducing emissions with digital technologies - senior leaders from Wintershall Dea, Aker BP and Cognizant shared perspectives

Is ‘digital twin’ still a useful term? - Is it time to replace it with a term like ‘industrial software,’ since so many different types of software are called ‘digital twin’ these days?

Making data easier to work with for factory workers - Panel from Aarbakke, Forrester and VISMA discuss

How Neptune Energy gets value from digitalisation - Kaveh Pourteymour, CIO of Neptune Energy, interviewed by John Markus Lervik, CEO of Cognite

Where digitalisation is going now – Cognite’s CEO panel - Aker ASA, Statnett, Hafslund Eco and Cognizant discuss where digitalisation is going now

Wintershall Dea and Lundin’s decarbonisation strategies - senior leaders discuss with Cognite's CEO John Markus Lervik

Views from BP’s senior VP digital Ahmed Hashmi- carbon digital twins, removing siloes, attracting talent, the technology portfolio and data standards

OPERATIONS

Engineering data visualization on bp’s Mad Dog 2 - how a data visualization and analytics system for process engineering data was implemented

Could all the industry transact on one network? - Efforts are underway to develop an “Energy Supply Chain Network” by joining together a number of purchasing / supplier networks

Using digital twins with Coriolis meters in multiphase flow - a means of measuring multiphase flow even with gas fractions of 25 per cent. By Aramco Overseas

An accountant’s perspective on oil and gas decarbonisation - from Reid Morrison,Global Energy Advisory Leader, Net Zero and ESG, and Global Client Partner, PWC

Mission Secure – top 8 OT cybersecurity best practises

PipelineSentry – making digital twins of pipelines - built using cloud computing and computer gaming engine technology Subscribers only

Sept-Oct 2021   Sep 2021

OPENING

Energistics to become affiliate of The Open Group


SUBSURFACE

Geothermal energy - understanding the business case. While geothermal energy seems unlikely to make a big change to the world energy system, it also offers too much potential to ignore. Our webinar on Jul 9 studied the business case for geothermal energy developments.

Speakers included John Leggate, Independent Energy Transition Advisor and board member of renewable energy Companies ; Zammy Sarmiento, a geothermal consultant based in Manilla; Karl Farrow, CEO, CeraPhi Energy Ltd, and former operations director, Petrofac; and Greg Coleman, CEO, Future Energy Partners, a former VP HSSE with BP.

Explaining OSDU - There is growing buzz in the industry about the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) project. We heard more about what it is, how to work with a commercial provider, and how Energistics’ standards are used in it, at a SPDM forum

Data formats within OSDU - It can be confusing that while OSDU is a standard data platform, it is not a standard data format, but makes use of standard data formats which already exist. Energistics’ Jay Hollingsworth explained more

How data management roles are evolving - UK industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) commissioned Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen to make a survey and report on how the role of data professionals is changing, and the status of digitalisation in the industry. It was asked to put together a digitalisation skills development road map

AEON - open access to public subsurface data

Norway’s DISKOS - building Version 2.0 on OSDU


OPERATIONS

The Open Group Open Footprint Forum, a project to develop a standard digital environment for industrial emissions and other environmental data, has strong oil major support and is developing its first product. Here are the latest developments, presented in a June online event

Ready to move software to the cloud? Oil and gas specialist IT managed service provider ISN Solutions shares advice on making the move.

Citizen software development in oil and gas - Citizen Development, the idea of domain experts such as petroleum engineers getting involved in software development - is gaining traction. We discussed what might be possible with hydrocarbon processing digital technology company Validere

How asset management technology is evolving - including sensors for condition monitoring, data management and analysis tools, software for overall asset management, and late life assessment. ABB explained its latest developments

Making it easier to close a BOP - The decision of when to close a blow out preventer (BOP) in drilling is very difficult, and there is a risk of rams closing around a tool joint in the drill string and not making a proper closure. Aramco is developing technologies to improve this. Subscribers only

Jul-Aug 2021   Jul 2021

LEADERS
  • Lone Star – AI and predictive analytics for production assets
  • AVEVA customer panel - Challenges integrating operations and engineering data

SUBSURFACE
  • LYTT – processing well fibre acoustic data faster
  • Ikon Science’s “Curate” cloud service How to make geothermal businesses work

OPERATIONS
  • Upgraded software in Roxar flowmeter
  • Validere – gas processing with better data
  • ML – and being sure our safety systems are working
  • IMRANDD -Event driven inspection vs risk based inspection
  • Quality of your data integration – and the value you get from software
  • "Touchless transactions” in oil and gas
  • BCG – digital leaders “more profitable”
  • Infield and Remote – two new Cognite products
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