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Comment: The challenge of change Hexagon PPM's Rafi Hattar.

Comment: The challenge of change

Rafi Hattar of Hexagon PPM discusses how modern software can be used to effectively tackle the change-management challenges that are faced by many owner-operators


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Disruption: Preparing for the unknown

Disruption: Preparing for the unknown

Disruptive innovation is changing the face of the oil and gas industry at a pace, and on a scale, that has not been seen since Colonel Drake first drilled for oil in Pennsylvania in 1859, according to A T Kearney’s Eduard Gracia and Sean Wheeler
 
Comment: Are energy sector job prospects middling in the Middle East?

Comment: Are energy sector job prospects middling in the Middle East?

The regional industry faces challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent, but upcoming development projects present enticing opportunities, says Airswift's Andy Ryan
 
Life Lessons: Applying wisdom

Life Lessons: Applying wisdom

Peter Sanders, technical manager for UK-based Oil Plus, explains why the company has its sights firmly set on the Middle East and discusses the challenges associated with breaking into a well established and fast-growing market
 
Comment: Digital oilfields the key regional business driver

Comment: Digital oilfields the key regional business driver

By analysing the data generated from oilfield operations in real-time, oil and gas companies can better gauge their operations, procure parts and solutions, predict maintenance issues, and address customer demands
 

 

Comment: Middle East NOCs in transformation mode

Comment: Middle East NOCs in transformation mode

After half a century of letting international oil companies play the role of fixer, national oil companies are now approaching the negotiating tables with more knowledge and independence than ever before
 
Comment: Continuous production - new cyberspace realities

Comment: Continuous production - new cyberspace realities

With cyber attacks on industrial enterprises becoming an increasingly common occurrence, Kaspersky Lab explains how oil and gas companies can effectively prevent a cyber incident from impacting production processes
 
Comment: The future of energy - what's in store?

Comment: The future of energy - what's in store?

Euro Petroleum Consultants examines some of the major developments that have taken place in the global energy market so far this year, and assesses the impact these changes have had on the dynamics of the oil and gas industry
 
Comment: Small valves make a big difference in operations

Comment: Small valves make a big difference in operations

Pressure reducing valves (PRV) are central to oil and gas production, keeping pressure within the very strict parameters required at all times.
 
Comment: Upstream benchmarking - The path to future success

Comment: Upstream benchmarking - The path to future success

Euro Petroleum Consultants believes companies should use benchmarking not only to demonstrate good performance, but also to identify effective best practices to significantly improve performance on a continual basis
 
Comment: Cyber security culture in an ICS/SCADA environment

Comment: Cyber security culture in an ICS/SCADA environment

Many organisations, according to Andrey Suvorov of Kaspersky Lab, in yesteryears believed that cyber security was 'nice to have' in industrial environments, but not that important
 
Comment: Cyber risk threatens process safety

Comment: Cyber risk threatens process safety

Enterprises in the process industry are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of relevant standards for the safety and profitability of their functional systems
 
Comment: The necessity of process safety

Comment: The necessity of process safety

Process safety is not optional. It should be the top priority for all companies, according to the experts at Euro Petroleum Consultants
 
Comment: Sheikh versus shale

Comment: Sheikh versus shale

Growing shale output and stagnant oil demand in the Western world undermine the Middle East's efforts to restrict the global supply, and thereby stand in the way of the rise of crude oil prices, according to Julius Baer's Norbert Rucker
 
Comment: Iran - A promise or a pitfall?

Comment: Iran - A promise or a pitfall?

Experts from the law firm Dentons explore the opportunities for growth and some of the constraints that still face foreign businesses within Iran's energy sector
 
Comment: Can robots actually replace humans?

Comment: Can robots actually replace humans?

Implementation of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are fine sources of information, but effective well management in the oil and gas industry relies on getting the right data to the right humans at the right time
 




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