Automation

 

Drones everywhere Part 2- The Challenge of being disruptive and successful

In the first part of this article, I concentrated on possible use cases of drones for the Upstream Oil & Gas industry. The complexity of having a positive business case when we are disruptive However, the management of these drone

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Drones everywhere- Part 1

Introduction When I had the opportunity to learn about the first applications of fixed-wing drones in soybean fields some years ago, my mind flew immediately imagining dozens of use cases that could be exploited in the upstream industry. For several

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Operating systems, a race towards convergence?

Commercial mobile OS – 25 year battle Mobile operating systems started life on mobile phones and personal digital assistants (palm pilot). Over the next 25 years mobile phones and pda’s would arguably merge together and form what we call today

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A short Story about Structures

What do you expect as a plant operator/owner from an Automation System? Plant operators/owners, as well as other parties, have standardized plant structures over the years. The  ISA-106/95/88 series of standards are commonly referenced for this purpose. The aim is

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Why do I need IIoT?

Washing machine experts Two weeks ago, my wife called me in a panic as the washing machine had stopped working.  One evening while spending time with friends I mentioned the dilemma of the washing machine not working and that I

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Steps for executing a well test- The holy grail of well measurement part 2.2

As promised in the first part of this article, I will continue to describe the steps you should note when executing a well test and try to describe the perfect system for such a test. Let’s begin! Well test process

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Well Test -The holy grail of well measurement part 2.1

Introduction Well testing is a necessary practice in oilfields to determine flows of water, oil, and gas from wells. Normally an oilfield has all types of oil wells with a great variety of flows of dry oil, water, and gas,

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Diversity: the key to innovation

When a problem is complex, or we need to find new answers, every person has their hidden points in their thinking that can be attributed to their gender, their culture, their education, etc. And in other people, those hidden points are simply visible. If everyone in the ream has the same hidden points, they are likely to get even more hidden, and everyone in the homogeneous team will tend to avoid them. We will filter those points so they will not bother us. However, not everything is advantageous in diverse groups (at least in order to innovate), diversity can also be a source of problems.

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Can you rationalize risks?

The commodity trap ‘What is the relationship between the title and Marcel’s digital transformation journey?’, you might think. Before I can tell you more about the title, I need to step back and explain to you the commodity trap. Almost

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Yokogawa at SPE Offshore Europe

Are you visiting the SPE Offshore Europe? Then come to our stand in Hall 3!  

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