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Offense or Defense? Oil Enterprises Are Picking Sides in the Low-Price Business Climate

Posted by: Hemant Kumar | February 02, 2015

We are well into the latest wave-trough of low oil prices, and talks around board rooms invariably centers on what’s being done to survive the situation. Studies such as one presented in a 2010 Harvard Business Review article1 which looked at periods of economic slump

Getting information visualization "right" in production surveillance dashboard projects

Posted by: Hemant Kumar | October 07, 2013

Production surveillance dashboards are becoming quite common in the upstream industry. They have proven their value by reducing the time spent by asset engineers on routine data collection and analysis activities and thus improving their productivity.

The Case for Reliability Improvement Process Transformation

Posted by: Hemant Kumar | September 25, 2013

The Exploration and Production industry today faces tough business as well as operational challenges. There is a constant pressure to maximize production and reduce cost to improve -financial performance. At the same time, as assets get older, their performance changes in the form of high GOR, increased water cut, sand production, and increased pressure fluctuations.