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Connected Energy Webcast Series: Rolling Out 5G: How the Energy Industry is Pioneering New Private Enterprise Networks

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 11:00 AM CT *If you have questions or problems connecting, please contact Tracy Le at* Description: The energy sector is leading worldwide industries into the 5G era. Driven by the critical need for both enhanced mobile broadband at the network edge and incredible data processing power on land at […]

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Connected Energy Webcast Series: Future-Proofing Your Security Programs

July 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM CT Description: Cyber attacks on industrial sites continue to become more sophisticated, with more serious physical consequences. Yesterday’s nation-state tools and techniques have been incorporated into today’s targeted ransomware, and today’s most sophisticated attacks will be tomorrow’s pervasive threat environment. The industry world-wide is responding to this steadily-worsening threat […]

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4 Breakthrough Technology Trends That Will be Transforming Oil and Gas Industry

FREMONT, CA: In 2020, the world is likely to experience the acceleration of testing and deployment of technologies by companies, with incorporation across energy segments, specifically oil or gas, and offshore renewables. Decarbonizing offshore operational emission will become the major focus for the oil and gas industry, shifting from the concept to deployment of electrification […]


Phillips 66 tests 5G, internet of things tech at Louisiana refinery

Houston pipeline and refinery operator Phillips 66 is testing a private 5G cellphone network to control sensors at one of the company’s facilities in Louisiana. Phillips 66 tapped consulting firm Accenture and AT&T for the project at its Belle Chase refinery south of New Orleans. The 5G towers provide wireless service to sensors placed throughout […]

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Big Data vs. Big Information – The Importance of Data Hygiene in the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies have long stuck to antiquated systems. There is a need for wholesale evolution, innovation, and diversification, but we must look closely at companies that retain workflows untouched by digitalization. Whether reflective of the lack of a tech savvy workforce, aging employees, or corporate disdain, many oil and gas companies have lingered […]


Satellite Constellation Could Upend Seismic-Acquisition Industry

For years, the oil and gas industry has stored its seismic data on tape. While that had been the best format for the time, it wasn’t very efficient. The time needed to transfer data for analysis, and transfer that analysis back to the field, could be excruciatingly long, on the order or weeks or months. […]


Shell and IBM Team up to Accelerate Digitalization in the Mining Industry

New online marketplace offers field-tested solutions that can help customers improve safety, efficiency and sustainability NEW YORK, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shell and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today launched Oren, a global B2B Digital mining services marketplace platform, co-developed by the companies aimed at helping mining companies find solutions related to safety, sustainability, mine planning and operational efficiency. By hosting […]

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The Five Pillars of Successful IT/OT Collaboration in the Age of Digital Transformation and Edge Computing

As more organizations accelerate their digital transformation, the importance of properly deploying and managing the physical networks connecting manufacturing and industrial environments intensifies. Deploying networks in edge locations such as warehouses, oil fields, refineries, and roadsides presents a significant difference from the environmentally controlled data center environments that IT systems administrators are used to. Join […]

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OilComm is Expanding the Conversation

The OilComm Conference & Exposition – taking place October 14-15, 2020 in Houston, TX – is the premier event where the oil & gas market gathers to learn more about the digital technologies leading the Industry 4.0 revolution, such as remote communications, IT, OT, cyber-security, automation, edge-computing, artificial intelligence, digital twins, cloud-computing, software, and more. […]

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Oil demand on track for record 2021 rebound, despite air-travel slump

The International Energy Agency says oil demand could bounce back next year, but restrictions on air travel will continue lower appetite for jet fuel. The collapse of air travel during coronavirus weighs heavily on recovering oil demand, despite the fact 2021 could witness the biggest annual rebound in history, said the International Energy Agency (IEA). […]


Oil and gas after COVID-19: The day of reckoning or a new age of opportunity?

The oil and gas industry is experiencing its third price collapse in 12 years. After the first two shocks, the industry rebounded, and business as usual continued. This time is different. The current context combines a supply shock with an unprecedented demand drop and a global humanitarian crisis. Additionally, the sector’s financial and structural health is […]


Safety and security, from the military to BP: Dennis’ story

For Dennis, his time as a Marine was an invaluable experience that instilled leadership, the ability to delegate, self-discipline and drive – skills he credits to achieving success in his career today. A lifelong learner with an aptitude for technology and electronics from an early age, Dennis Brewer is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who […]

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Connected Energy Webcast Series: Cybersecurity for Home Networks (♫ Zoom Zoom Zoom Zoom, I Don’t Want You In My Room ♫)

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020 | 12:00 PM CT *If you have questions or problems connecting, please contact Tracy Le at* Questions We’ll Be Discussing:  How do you protect VPN networks in a work-from-home environment? Are networks with both work & personal consumer devices more vulnerable to attack? How do you get employees who work […]

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In Oil and Gas, Innovation is Key to Success

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. If you are reading Oilman Magazine, then you, dear reader, know that the oil and gas industry is facing a major challenge. However, it is not like the industry has not been here before. As we all know very well, the oil industry is cyclical and world events, […]


Covid-19 lessons for oil and gas manufacturers and suppliers

The phrase ‘new normal’ is very popular at the moment. The oil and gas (O&G) sector has had to adapt to many a new normal over the years. ‘Lower for longer’ was meant to be the new normal with prices in the US$60 – 70/bbl range, before they went much lower than that. Now we […]


Charting the Uncharted Waters… How & When Do We Restart Operations Appropriately?

We are in an environment we’ve not seen before, but it’s not going to last forever. In the next year we’ll need to restart E&P operations and climb out of the abyss. Of course, this raises important questions that we need to consider as we put operations schedules together for the big restart, including:   […]

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KVH to Upgrade Networks on BW Group Vessels

BW Group is upgrading 102 vessels to utilize KVH Industries’ mini-VSAT BroadbandSM HTS network for advanced satellite communications as part of a new contract to continue KVH VSAT services for at least five years. The vessel migration is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2020. BW Group, a global maritime company, will equip the […]


Evaluating IP Assets: Practical Considerations for Today’s Oil and Gas Companies

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global industrial slowdowns and travel restrictions resulting in an unprecedented and rapid decline in the global demand for oil. Coupled with the failure of the OPEC+ producers and Russia to negotiate a production cut in February/March 2020, this rapid decline in demand resulted in an oil supply glut that sent […]


Oil and Gas Companies Embrace Connected Technologies to Improve Asset Performance

SUMMARY: Upstream and midstream oil and gas companies continue to search for new approaches to save money.  As part of their larger digital transformation, many of the larger companies in this space have had good results by embracing Industrial IoT-enabled connected technologies to increase efficiencies and address other challenges. These larger companies typically have huge technical […]


Industry 4.0 is here: Louisiana’s manufacturers are embracing smart facilities, digitization and the Internet of Things

What just years ago seemed like a far-out concept now plays a central role in Louisiana’s manufacturing space. The gathering, manipulation and extrapolation of data via smart facilities, digitization and the Internet of Things (IoT)—aka Industry 4.0—is rapidly gaining a foothold among petrochemical owners. Some plants are taking a leadership role. Last summer, Cornerstone Chemical […]


Close to the Edge: Enabling Remote Connectivity Across US Shale Patch

Remote connectivity provides the foundation for digital innovation in oil and gas, and Infrastructure Networks offers a unified wireless service to help enable it. Oil and gas operators increasingly recognize that data, the vast, nonphysical resource gathered as part of exploration and production, is critical to their success. The growing presence of data analytics firms […]


Connected Energy Webcast Series: Defining the New Normal in Oil & Gas

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020 | 12:00 PM CT Description: Is $20 oil a short-term challenge, or a long-term reality? These days, it’s hard to accurately forecast best- and worst-case scenarios. But, it’s even harder to stay productive and efficient if oil and gas industry tech professionals are not prepared to handle a wide range of possibilities. […]

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ABB accelerates remote connectivity for customer operations during COVID-19 crisis

“During the COVID-19 crisis, governments and companies are having to make difficult choices, balancing people’s safety with economic livelihood. ABB is committed to supporting both: protect people, while helping businesses to stay operational during these challenging times,” says Peter Terwiesch, president Industrial Automation, ABB Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; “Remote services and digital solutions can make a […]


Astroscale Looks to Oil, Nuclear Industries for End-of-Life Research

Astroscale has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a professor at Northumbria University Newcastle in England to investigate end-of-life standards and practices from industries like oil and nuclear energy. The MOU is with Professor of Space Law and Policy Chris Newman and the first working paper is scheduled to be published later this year. Astroscale said […]


What You Need to Know About Magnetic Flow Meters

Magnetic flow meter technology is an optimal tool for wastewater processing, which can apply across power generating facilities that require water for cooling, steam, or other applications. In recent years the magnetic flow meter has proven a reliable and steady flow meter at water and wastewater facilities, effectively dealing with a variety of challenges posed […]


Inside the data-driven completions of the future

Collapsing oil prices amid the demand-sapping Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated exponentially the economic pressures facing E&P companies, particularly those in the unconventional community. In this wholly unprecedented climate, it is all the more incumbent upon operators to deepen insight into reservoir performance, to enhance production flow within the confines of ever-restricted budgets. Any exercise directed […]


Data management: the key to the future of digitalisation in oil and gas

Oil and gas core business: hydrocarbons or tech? There has been a growing trend for oil and gas companies to re-define their image as technology leaders. Some have always dabbled in this space and have done a pretty good job at it. However developing and deploying tech is really hard to do well. And there’s […]


OilComm’s Show Director, Michael Conti, recently discussed the state of the oil and gas industry on ABC13 Houston

ICYMI: #OilComm‘s Show Director, Michael Conti, was on ABC13 Houston to discuss the state of the #oilandgas industry. We’re optimistic that things will get better by October and will be excited to hear everyone’s unique experience as we learn from one another! “A lot of the industry knew that change was bound to happen,” said Conti. “I think that COVID-19 has […]

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Re-Shaping the Oil & Gas Sector

Trends Shaping the Oil and Gas Industry Over the past few years we’ve seen a drastic drop in oil prices, and an equally drastic shift in oil and gas companies’ business models as a result. This has driven a completely different approach to how the production of oil and gas happens throughout the world. In […]


Seven Ways Blockchain Can Revamp The Oil And Gas Industry

Blockchain, the underlying technology behind the sensational Bitcoin, could profoundly impact the Oil and Gas industry by cutting down on operational time and costs while also introducing more transparency to the industry. The technology recently garnered headlines when a group of seven oil companies, including American giants like ExxonMobil and Chevron, agreed to form the […]


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