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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.

Oct-Dec 2023   Nov 2023


  • How does digital technology and automation help with decarbonisation? With SLB, TotalEnergies, Baker Hughes and NZTC
  • Where is the oil and gas industry going with decarbonisation? Perspectives from a UK government minister, Rystad Energy, NSTA, BP, Ithaca Energy, Baker Hughes and Stifel
  • Equinor, Wood and Harbour on energy transition
  • Offshore safety and how technology helps and hinders - the best way to improve and maintain offshore safety is in the culture and working relationships, safety experts agreed
  • The environment for investing in start-ups relating to the industry transition - investor Andrew Smith, start-up Levidian, NZTC and IOGP
  • Offshore carbon reduction initiatives - floating wind, a wind power “grid,” and establishing Shetland as a wind + CCS hub
  • How O+G contributes to the energy transition - NSTA, NZTC and OWAT
  • Geothermal and oil and gas – very interesting potential, including for oil and gas companies. Rystad Energy, NOV and SLB
  • The UK offshore data strategy launched by NSTA, OEUK and NZTC - seeking unified data principles and a common data tool kit,
  • Developments with hydrogen in UK - perspectives from BP, Storegga, Protium and Petrofac

  • Emissions data and suppliers - the challenge of getting data about emissions made by all your suppliers and gathering it together, and how the PIDX ETDX standard will help
  • A sensor to measure sidetrack angle - to avoid the problem of a sidetrack being drilled at the wrong angle, and undetected until much later
  • CCS integrity management technologies - managing the processes of carbon capture, transport, and storage. Emerson, and its subsidiary AspenTech can help
  • CCS projects can be complex to operate - using a combined solution from ABB and Pace CCS, with advanced systems combined with digital twins
  • Technology and physical security - with so much focus on cybersecurity, physical security sometimes gets neglected. Nelson Duran of ABS Group explains where the biggest hazards may be
  • Cybersecurity and situation awareness - the importance of understanding your current position. By Bernard Montel, Technical Director and Security Strategist EMEA, Tenable
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Aug-Sept 23   Sep 2023


  • Finding CO2 storage opportunities in old data with automated tools - Jess Kozman of Katalyst Data Management shared his experience
  • Searching seismic data archives - When geoscientists have questions like, “where have I seen something like this before,” they benefit from fast access to many different seismic files. Paul Thompson of Talus explained how technology can help
  • How geologists can use LLMs - they can be trained to generate natural language answers to natural language questions, within a specific domain such as geology. Is it practical to achieve? Henri Blondelle shared his perspective
  • How much do data managers need to know about AI? Should they advise people how to work with it? Does it put their jobs at risk? Speakers from (formerly) Chevron, Shell, AgileDD and Sword Venture
  • To run LLMs on data, contextualise it first - Cognite explained how to get LLMs to answre questoins in human language
  • Using large language models (LLMs) to answer questions about your data in human language. To do that, the data needs to be first ‘contextualised’. Cognite explained
  • Mendix launches V10 of low code software - better tools to manage a portfolio of apps, and better tools to integrate with other systems, among the developments
  • What’s better for transactions, XML, JSON, blockchain? For digital transactions, XML has been around for 20 years, JSON can include more code, and blockchain may provide more security. A PIDX webinar explored the subject
  • Working with blockchain - allows you to prove that a document, or a file of transaction descriptions, has never been altered. DocStudio and Topl explained how it works
  • How to integrate E&P data - There would be many business benefits from being able to integrate all our E&P data into a single system. By Nalin Jena, head, Petroleum Data Management, Reliance Industries Limited Exploration and Production


  • Technology to monitor and reduce flaring - satellite images are increasingly being used to monitor and quantify flaring. But finding commercially viable ways to reduce it is hard
  • Using RTUs to monitor pipelines - to gather and communicate data and carry out instructions
  • Improving IIOT connectivity - Big challenges for oil and gas IIOT networks are getting different systems to work together, working with unreliable connectivity, and managing legacy infrastructure
  • Exploring for lithium, cobalt, copper, nickel - People with subsurface expertise may be drawn into the quest to find and develop mines for minerals needed to make batteries, solar panels and EV systems
  • Better safety management from better questions - improving the way we ask questions about normal work but learning a special technique to do it may illuminate ways we can improve. Dr Marcin Nazaruk has a method
  • Technology and threats to physical security - Digital technology brings threats to physical security as well as cybersecurity, such as with drone attacks. By Nelson Duran, director of operations with ABS Protected Design Group
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May-July 2023   Jun 2023

CO2 storage – and ensuring it stays there - the best way is probably 4D seismic – but it needs to be done differently to exploration 4D to keep the costs manageable
Making CCS easier with improved operational models - how better models for carbon credit trading, capture methods, tanker shipping, 'CCS as a service' can work
Monitoring methane leaks from old wells - ABB has developed new technology using lasers
Making sense of methane emissions data - oil and gas companies are coming under increasing pressure to improve their methane emissions data, including making sure it matches data gathered by satellites - Highwood offers a way to do it
Natural Language Processing on subsurface reports - Infoscience Technologies has algorithms which can ‘read’ text in reports, extract data, summarise, and classify the documents
Bardasz helping industry migrate to WITSML v2.1 - allowing real time data to be streamed in the latest WITSML v2.1 format
Improving tank storage / vessel terminal efficiency - Tank storage operator Vopak has a digital transformation program
Monitoring subsea movement by camera - it is common to use accelerometers. But cameras combined with markers can do the job much better, 4Subsea found
For predictive analytics don’t just “add AI” - you first need to ensure data systems beneath it are robust and comprehensive. AVEVA shared advice on how it can be done
Understanding the OT cyber risk - some OT cyber risks are less risky than we think. For business reasons it makes sense to understand where the risks are and are not. An ABB sponsored forum discussed further
Recovering from OT cyber attacks - Do you know enough about which of your operations the hack may disrupt, and how your operations interconnect? An ABB sponsored forum discussed
A survey of OT cybersecurity professionals - how attacks are being made today, the top industry priorities, top threat actors and the top ‘attack vectors’, and other observations
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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 Subscribers only

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