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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.

Mar-Apr 2023   Apr 2023


Gartner - The oil and gas industry is entering the “post digital era,” defined by a move towards autonomous operations

Baker Hughes is making drilling and production digital products work together better - as a better way to improve oil and gas overall efficiency

Baker Hughes and geothermal - how can the costs be reduced through finding efficiencies in the process?

How Baker Hughes is reducing its own emissions - reducing its own carbon emission by 50 per cent by 2030 and be net zero by 2050


Using Amplitude vs Offset (AVO) in subsurface interpretation - combined with seismic inversion, can be a useful way to get an understanding of facies and the risk of drilling prospects. But it can’t just be fed into a machine to get an answer


Tony Edwards of StepChange Global – the key to rolling out digital technologies in oil and gas projects is still getting the ‘people’ part of it right

Speakers from Shell, ExxonMobil, Northeast Natural Energy and Dataiku shared perspectives on “leveraging data to scale digital transformation” - at a webinar organised by Reuters Events

The ROI of Cognite data contextualisation software - 400 per cent over 3 years, calculates Forrester

Future of automation is more intelligent ‘field’ devices, more edge computing, and use of the cloud, to provide a cohesive software environment, we heard at the Emerson user conference

Using ‘edge’ computing in automation - an important component of connecting field devices with the power of cloud computing. Emerson’s Claudio Fayad explained

Process software company AspenTech is improving data integration, developing AI for industry, and moving towards “full lifecycle optimisation.” CEO Antonio Pietri explained

Saudi Aramco and video analytics to improve drilling operations - better understand drilling vibration, rotation speed and oscillation, using analysis of video images taken from the ground Subscribers only

Jan Feb 2023   Feb 2023


How Equinor implemented the ‘data mesh’ concept - ‘packaging’ a company’s data management, so the output of every company department becomes a ‘product’ for any department which uses it

Equinor’s data governance roles - a standardised way to approach data management across the company

Can we avoid big data downloading? - if data is going to be analysed, the analysis algorithms can run on the data while stored in its original place. Can this work?

We need patience with OSDU – It takes a long time to develop oil and gas digital standards, observes Simon Kendall, CEO of Interica. Other standards will continue to be used until it reaches maturity

Best ways to build organisational digital competence - Patrick Rickles, Head of Digital Skills and Innovation at NSTA, shared advice and explained what NSTA is doing


Equinor’s progress with oil and gas data ‘reference architecture’ project OSDU - as one of the founding participants

Automatic detection of information in an NDR - The Geological Survey of the Netherlands is developing AI tools

Writing geoscience SQL queries without knowing SQL - better if they can be written in natural language. A project in Oslo is finding ways to make it easier

AI based subsurface image classification - Kadme has developed a tool to enable oil and gas companies to search of all the images in their electronic documents


Working with fibre optic sensor data - the data volumes are increasing as fibre optics are used in more and more ways. Jess Kozman explained how companies are doing it

Shell’s CFIHOS digital models of Ormen Lange / Nyhamna - having all of the data in an integrated system made it much easier

Norway’s “National Centre for Sustainable Use of the Norwegian Continental Shelf” - researching how to maximise use of energy from the shelf while achieving zero carbon goals

Developing low code with governance - Martin Fischer, senior product manager, Neptune Software, explained how to ensure low code apps work with the rest of your company systems

How to have a successful CMMS deployment - by Stephane Planeix, who has been involved in CMMS implementations with SeaDrill and Western Geco View Magazine

DEJ Dec 2022   Dec 2022


How to get better at Data Operations
- Forrester and Cognite reviewed what that means for heavy industry companies

Low code – are we there yet? Great promise, but many who tried it have been disappointed. It may be better seen as a step in a long evolution


Combining data standards with flexibility - When your data comes in as many different formats as with Wood Mackenzie, trying to be completely standardised may be too ambitious

Working with complex subsurface data - laboratory data, well core data, and regional studies data can be hard to
aggregate and assimilate. How IKON Science does it

Experiences moving to OSDU - While there is a lot of activity, it does not mean companies with OSDU will stop using any data model, says Simon Kendall of Interica

PPDM reorganisation - around data community, resources and professional development


Technology developments - Land rig automation retrofit, 400 wireless sensors on a rig, 3D printing subsea, underwater seismic surveys

Gecko's wall-climbing robots - ultrasonic inspections of tanks and pipelines

NAPA and making ship design more collaborative - it could make it easier to design more
energy efficient ships

The best strategy for IoT connectivity - If IoT data can make a difference to the success of a project, then so can reliable connectivity to communicate the data, says Ground Control 


Supplier emission data – understand the transition from top down to bottom up data, understand commercial incentives, manage master data, and make product codes easier to update. A PIDX webinar explored

Master data and supplier emissions data- we need good data of what we have, what we need, what we are buying, and who we are buying it from

Ways an oil and gas company can be net zero - How can an oil and gas producer reach net zero on Scope 3? One option could be through sales of commercial CCS services to make 'negative scope 3 emissions'

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Sept-Nov 2022   Oct 2022


AspenTech - What is the best way that oil and gas software can best support people’s decision making? We spoke to Ron Beck, senior director industry marketing with AspenTech


AspenTech, Emerson and Paradigm Geophysical - Emerson Electric acquired 55 per cent of shares of AspenTech in May 2022. Emerson had also acquired Paradigm Geophysical in December 2017

UK land seismic company STRYDE - five months after launching a seismic data processing service, it has secured eight new contracts

Schlumberger’s digital technology news - a number of big announcements related to its digital offerings in September 2022

How Lundin moved to OSDU data platform- Michael van der Haven, VP consulting with CGI who worked on the project explained how disruption was minimised

Can digital tools help upload data to OSDU - Sunil Garg from dataVediK presented his experience


Schlumberger and ConocoPhillips’ ETDX proof of concept - showing how emissions data can be exchanged between an operator and supplier

Microsoft, PIDX - a standard way to exchange emissions data between buyers and suppliers. Kadri Umay explained what it means from Microsoft’s perspective

Salesforce's software tools for oil and gas decarbonisation - help oil and gas companies gather and report emissions data

Sidetrade, Global Value Web and OFS Portal - Three technology companies with products related to supply chain emissions data

Models on models as a better way to manage emissions data - rather than managing emissions data by gathering granular data and attempting to ‘roll it up’ into dashboards, we could develop many layers of intermediate models to make it easier to work with. Extract from a new book by Digital Energy Journal’s editor, Karl Jeffery


Using 3D printed devices to fix ‘total’ lost circulation events - researchers at Aramco are experimenting . It sounds expensive, but the cost of the lost circulation is much higher

Practising your cybersecurity response - Good cybersecurity means having staff well rehearsed in their response. UK cybersecurity training company Immersive Labs helps companies to practise

Intelligent Plant and tidal data - working with data from an experimental tidal turbine in the Orkney islands, Scotland

Uncertain ROI "biggest barrier to technology adoption" - according to a survey by IFS Geoteric’s neural network based tools for subsurface - to be added to Geoteric’s AI Faults 3D networks module, Subscribers only

Jul-Aug 2022   Aug 2022


Aberdeen Offshore Energies UK conference - meeting decarbonisation challenges, justifying continued exploration, attracting graduates, platform electrification vs CCS

Carbon ratchets “now routine” in E&P lending contracts - linking the interest rate on a loan to CO2 emissions and continuous improvement is becoming “almost routine” says energy specialist law firm Bracewell

Counting Scope 3 emissions challenges - a complex challenge. Ian Thomas of Vysus Group explains what is expected, why you should not rely on offsetting or count avoided emissions, and the importance of data credibility


Oil and gas data management skills are very useful on low carbon projects - such as the ability to work out which data types are most important and build governance systems around them. Jess Kozman of Katalyst Data Management explains

Tagging unstructured documents – Lee Hatfield from Flare Solutions explained how tags can be used to describe unstructured documents by their types or scientific disciplines, or the topics they may contain

Encouraging wider sharing of energy data - Ed Evans of the Open Data Institute (ODI) explains how energy companies should be able to see value and pathways to reducing emissions from wider data sharing


The carbon and energy cost gains from better motors - vast amounts of energy is wasted in all industries because of motors powered too large for their applications, or not being the most efficient models, says ABB

Can you develop a solution for IOT + satellite? - Satellite operator Inmarsat has a program to support companies to develop IOT solutions, systems and equipment for onshore oil and gas operators

How OT security strategies are evolving - Operations technology cybersecurity may be at a similar level of maturity to where IT security was in 2002, says Trustwave’s Darren Van Booven

Using ‘edge’ computing in gas flow meters - Aramco researchers have developed a wet gas flowmeter with a sophisticated edge computer, with the memory and processing capability to do measurement corrections, equation of state models, diagnostic models and stochastic machine learning models

How digital tech can help continuously improve offshore operations - Purchasing and contract management executive Stephane Planeix shares advice, including ‘lean’, automated data collection, remote monitoring, CMMS and managing supplier performance


Why exploration skills can be most useful in CO2 storage - "to understand the behaviour of a CO2 plume in storage, the skills of an exploration geologist may be more relevant than the skills of a reservoir engineer,” said Halliburton’s Geovani Christopher Kaeng

A plan for monitoring CO2 storage integrity - how should companies monitor CO2 storage complexes to ensure CO2 is being stored safely? CCUS consultant Robert Hines shared some advice

Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing for CO2 injection monitoring - Fibre optic cable-based sensing can be used for multiple areas of CO2 storage monitoring, including monitoring CO2 injection into the well, monitoring where the CO2 plume goes, induced seismicity and temperature effects.

Geoscientists needed to define more UK CO2 storage - With the currently licensed UK CO2 storage predicted to provide sufficient capacity until 2030, and new sites needing up to 10 years to characterise and license, geoscientists are needed to work on new storage sites now

CCS and the North Sea Transition Deal agreed between UK industry and government - industry will support the deployment of UK CCUS Projects and the transition to low carbon energy by re-purposing relevant assets for CO2 storage


How to Improve emissions data by using digital technology standards, getting better data from suppliers, and moving from ‘proxy’ to measured emissions. Report from the June 22 London PIDX forum

Schlumberger is pursuing a plan to reduce its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, with the toughest categories being the emissions from its customers and its suppliers. Reem Radwan from Schlumberger explained Subscribers only

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