A few years ago, I received an urgent email note from a complete stranger, and he wanted some advice on a problem he was having at work. Himself and a small team built highly accurate, perfectly correct, electronic, fully compliant, detailed site data supported with HD photos which they dispatched back to home office, at 10 times the normal pace of work, a fraction of the error rate, for no additional cost. After two weeks he was r...
Today's podcast is an interview with David Smethurst. David is a thought leader in digital and the energy industry. Today, we discuss the energy industry in general, the current situation thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, and how digital will impact oil and gas.
Duration: 34m 51s
The construction industry, whose fortunes are intertwined with the oil and gas industry, was castigated as a digital laggard in 2014. The oil and gas industry is highly dependent on the construction industry since oil and gas needs to spend almost a trillion dollars every year to maintain production and accommodate the growth in demand. Are construction companies still digital laggards?
Duration: 11m 38s
Today's podcast is an interview with Mush Khan, the President of The NOW Network. The NOW Network is a supply chain and logistics company where wholesalers, carriers, drivers and retailers can find, connect and establish delivery services with one another over the cloud. Today we discuss the world of downstream oil and gas, the challenges of logistics in that segment of the industry, and how automation can help.
Duration: 34m ...
Todays podcast is an interview with Eduardo Rodriguez, the CEO and founder of Trident xchange, an alternate trading system (ALT) by Flatsone. Trident helps clients and partners maintain compliance and leverage smart contracts through blockchain technology. Today, we discuss the use-cases for blockchain in oil and gas, the importance of compliance, and how Trident can help companies get started.
Duration: 37m 05s
In today's podcast, we have an Interview with Chantal Milloy, the co-founder and COO of Levvel. Levvel is a IT staffing and consulting organization out of Calgary, Alberta. They focus on change management, helping their clients take the necessary steps to adopt change in a balanced manner. Today we discuss the necessity of change management in digital, and the people-side of these new technologies.
Duration: 35m 21s
In today's episode of Digital Oil and Gas, we have an interview with Andrew Bruce, the CEO and Founder of Data Gumbo. Data Gumbo is a blockchain company whose main offering, GumboNet, helps companies apply smart contracts to their supply chains. Today we discuss blockchain, how automation changes the supply chain, and how both can speed up transactions and processes in oil and gas.
Duration: 31m 6s
The European Union has announced a sweeping Green Deal with far-reaching implications for oil and gas. The EU, its member states, and companies operating in the EU need to rethink their supply chains, and not just for products, but inputs, byproducts and emissions. It is clear that the energy industry is headed towards government mandated transformation, and the opportunities for digital innovators to support the transformation are...
In today's podcast, we have an interview with Nish Kotecha, one of the co-founders of a blockchain startup called Finboot. Finboot is a blockchain software company whose main offering is MARCO, a platform of different blockchain solutions which combines security and ease-of-use to create value in many different industries. Today, we discuss their work in oil and gas, how blockchain will transform the industry, and what the futu...
It’s been a long-standing and time honoured practice to make predictions about the future. But as Yogi Berra, a famous and oft-quoted New York Yankees catcher and manager, observed, “Making predictions is really hard, especially about the future”. Instead, here are five key digital trends that look pretty much unstoppable to me, and feature as the bright white lines on any of my roadmaps to a digital future in oil and gas.
The novel corona virus number 19 is laying waste to people, industries and economies, but what lessons does this human viral scourge have to teach those of us embracing digital in oil and gas? In the same manner that COVID-19 is testing our human health systems, industry should also consider the preparedness of its digital infrastructure to cope with disruptive, permanent, invisible and dangerous new digital assailants.
In today's episode of Digital Oil and Gas, we have an interview with Mark Fiala, a Director at Production AR. Production AR develops TagScan, which allows teams to effectively complete tasks without physical interaction. A worker in the field can view manuals, update inspection results, attach images, video, and audio for remote inspection by others, all from their phone without having to go back to the office. Useful technolog...
There are lots of ways to get educated on digital, but there are far fewer ways to get educated on how digital will impact oil and gas. What’s needed is digital awareness training, independently developed and produced, that is consumable by people on their terms. I’ve recently put the finishing touches on an on-line training course about digital oil and gas.
Find it here at udemy.com:
Duration: 9m 15s
In today's episode of the podcast, we have an interview with Brett Chell, the president and co-founder of Cold Bore Technology. Cold Bore develops SmartPAD, a real-time, sensor-driven analytics engine for well bore sites in oil and gas drilling. Today we discuss the world of oil and gas tech startups, where Brett got started, and the value of real-time analytics.
Duration: 26m 05s
A keen topic on my recent visit to the Middle East concerned cloud computing. Why is cloud computing a more fraught consideration in this part of the world? As it turns out, cloud adoption is going to be a little trickier in the Middle East. Here’s a few of the considerations that cloud companies need to anticipate.
Duration: 10m 43s
The volume of interest in understanding how digital will impact oil and gas companies appears to be on the rise. My unscientific poll of the oil producing world suggests that organizations accounting for north of 40% of global oil production have some kind of digital innovation program underway. Here are the small number of big themes and ideas that I believe should form the backbone of any competent digital roadmap.
Duration: 10m ...
The inability to scale up digital innovations in oil and gas is a significant impediment to progress. It was clear that the ultimate customers were serious about investing in digital, but were still struggling with moving beyond pilots and trials. I see four key solutions to this problem.
Duration: 10m 12s
In today's episode, we have an interview with David Johnson, the chair of Petrolink. Petrolink is a wellsite data solutions company providing services in oil and gas regions worldwide. They help companies aggregate and analyse wellhead data. Today we discuss that practice, the various standards at play in oil and gas, and how innovations will play out in this area.
Duration: 29m 46s
There are finally some serious blockchain-enabled business solutions making headway in oil and gas. This episode will review the highlights from the other presentations and panel discussions, particularly the emerging solutions that have captured the attention of the industry. Here’s a round-up from the recent Blockchain in Oil and Gas conference.
Duration: 12m 03s
In today's episode of Digital Oil and Gas, we are joined by Kris Earl of Gyrodata. Gyrodata is an oilfield technology company specialising in sensors for survey and drilling tools. Today we talk about what kinds of tools and systems can be used to tackle some problems and challenges in oil well drilling.
Duration: 28m 08s