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Disruption Starts From Within

It’s 2013 and you’re in an industry that, since its very inception, has had the advantage of high demand – and it has gotten comfortable. Propped up on $100/barrel crude, mundane and great ideas alike flow through bureaucracies and often languish and die in the hot oilfield sun. Customers are yours for life. Your company […]

The 3 Phases of BP’s Cognitive Revolution

A few key decisions can affect the entire course of your future. For Fereidoun Abbassian, Vice President of Technology at BP, getting caught in the middle of a political protest as a teenager in Iran was the catalyst for a life-shaping decision which would take him to England to finish his education. For large companies, […]

Finding the Richest Reservoirs For Oil and Gas

The state of the oil and gas (O&G) industry is stabilizing, as the U.S. rig count is steadily increasing from its lows and the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil price has hovered around $50/bbl since its bottom in early 2016. Still, the industry has not rebounded to the peaks it saw in 2014. While […]

Utilizing the IoT Smart Grid

In 2007, Greensburg, Kansas was nearly destroyed by an F5 tornado, leaving the city’s electricity and utility systems in ruins. Just 10 years later, that same city has become one of the most energy efficient communities in the country. This stunning transformation was made possible by the intelligence of the smart grid. These are networks […]

Up, Up, and Away with Downtime

Making Nonproductive Time a Thing of the Past Weatherford International has come a long way since its founding in 1941. Now employing some 30,000 people in over 90 countries, the company has become one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies. They deliver innovative technologies and services to meet the world’s current and future energy […]

Cognitive Analytics Can Secure OT Systems in Oil and Gas

The Internet of Things (IoT) has caused sweeping changes across nearly every industry — and oil and gas operational technology (OT) is no exception. Recent cyberattacks have begun to fuel worry about the implications of IoT for cybersecurity, and rightly so. A changing technological landscape means old methods for securing systems may no longer work. […]

IIoT and Gas: All About the Customer

  There are companies which you come in contact with throughout your day without even realizing it. From the moment you leave your house in the morning, their products exist in the background of your life, quietly impacting your daily routine. Dover is one of these companies. The Dover Life When you stop at the […]

Oil, Gas, AI and the Promise of a Better Tomorrow

The price of oil has fallen over 60% since summer 2014. With all of the negativity portrayed in the day-to-day headlines, many forget that the oil and gas business is one of the largest, most globally important industries in the world. All is not lost. In fact, there is much to gain. There is a […]

Predictive Analytics for Oil and Gas

Predicting Problems Before They Happen When I first heard of predictive analytics, machine learning and cognitive security, I was skeptical. I am an engineer at heart. That means I thought condition-based maintenance was the only way to effectively look at predictive maintenance. You start with the physical asset, you deploy sensors to monitor critical components, […]

The New Industrial Revolution

Flowserve is Deploying Artificial Intelligence to Transform our Critical Industrial Systems George Washington gave the very first State of the Union address in 1790. That same year, as a nation was being born, Thomas Simpson, a civil engineer living an ocean away in London, founded a pump and industrial steam engine workshop and named it […]