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    • 4 Apr 2018

    Digital Transformation for Oil and Gas Producers

    One industry, above all others, have had to rethink the way business gets done. The oil and gas exploration and production business saw the price of their production go from over $110/barrel to $30/barrel near its low point. Almost every aspect of people, processes and technologies needed to be reconsidered. Through this reconsideration process, some oil and gas producers undertook a digital transformation journey. ...
    • 28 Mar 2018

    Optimizing Oil and Gas Production Operations via Field Intelligence

    While the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are all the rage these days, the sensors monitoring industrial processes have long had microprocessors to report more than what they are supposed to sense—such as pressure transmitters measuring pressure. Through digital communications, they also communicate their configuration and current settings, diagnostics, and even control functions...
    • 20 Mar 2018

    Offshore Oil & Gas Control Room–Anywhere and Everywhere

    The April 30 th through May 3 rd Offshore Technology Conference (OTC2018) in Houston, Texas will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Energy professionals and suppliers serving the oil & gas industry gather to: …exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. One of the more than 350 technical presentations will be given by...
    • 12 Mar 2018

    Technology Advances in the Energy Sector

    In an Forbes article, Emerson CTO Says ‘Energy Industry 4.0’ Opens A Plethora Of Business Opportunities , Peter Zornio shares examples of the rapid innovations occurring in the energy sector. Peter noted the changing relationship with oil & gas operators: “Emerson is cognizant of new demands for optimization from oil and gas customers, and my division is changing from being the proverbial ‘automation...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    Digitalization in Oil and Gas

    Manufacturers and producers are rethinking longstanding business practices to take advantage of rapidly advancing technologies—especially where downward price pressures have forced this rethinking. At CERAWeek 2018, Emerson’s Arshad Matin joined a panel discussion, Digitalization and Oil & Gas: What’s next? IHS Markit’s Judson Jacobs moderated the panel and was also joined by leaders from Shell,...
    • 6 Mar 2018

    Driving Upstream Cost Improvements

    At CERAWeek 2018 , Emerson Automation Solutions executive president Mike Train joined a panel, Outlook for Upstream Costs and Technology, led by IHS Markit’s Pritesh Patel and Judson Jacobs . Other panelists included leaders from ADNOC, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and Baker Hughes. Here was the description for this panel session: With the reality of low oil prices, a given, and upstream construction...
    • 15 Feb 2018

    Case Studies on Applying Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

    ARC Advisory Group’s Janice Abel led a session, Digitizing Intelligence: From Analytics to Bots, at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum . The description for this session was: Smart, connected real-time data that is synchronized throughout the plant and global enterprise is the future for process automation, the digital transformation, and smart manufacturing. Whether working with advanced analytics, machine learning...
    • 5 Dec 2017

    Onshore Direct from the Wellhead Multiphase Flow Measurement

    Indications keep coming in that the oil & gas production business, particularly in unconventional oil & gas production, continues to improve. This RBN Energy article, Ready To Run – Strong Capex Boost By ConocoPhillips Headlines Early 2018 Guidance is one example of this business improvement trend. The article notes how oil & gas producers have continued to lower their “costs of supply” of...
    • 29 Nov 2017

    Multiphase Metering for Onshore Oil and Gas Wells

    U.S. oil production, led by shale production, “…could pass 9.9 million barrels per day in December 2017”, according to Rystad Energy . Oil and gas producers have continued to find ways to reduce capital expenditures on new production and optimize ongoing operational costs. In an E&P article, Multiphase Metering Advances In Onshore Fields , Emerson’s Lars Anders Ruden describes how offshore production...
    • 27 Oct 2017

    Accurate Flow Measurement in Gas Plunger Lift Applications

    As gas production wells age, there is a natural decline in reservoir pressure over time. In a Flow Control article, Proper Instrumentation is Key to Profitable Plunger Lift Applications , Emerson’s Wally Baker , Eric Beltz and Tom McCulloch describe the challenges in flow measurement during plunger lift operations and the economic impact from inaccurate measurements. They open the article describing the phases...