Category Archives: Oil and Gas

Microsoft to Drive Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas

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Towards the end of last year, we published a series of blog posts on digital disruption in the oil and gas industry, including the North Sea. The articles argued that the digital revolution was only just beginning in oil and gas. Over the next few years, however, the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence,   …Continue Reading


Has North Sea Oil and Gas Turned the Corner?

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New research results have just been published highly relevant to our current series of blog posts on the future of North Sea Oil and Gas. Conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the prestigious Fraser of Allander Institute, the 25th Oil and Gas Survey concluded that the crisis affecting the sector   …Continue Reading


Data Analytics and the Future of North Sea Oil (Part 2): The BI and Analytics Platform Market

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The growing importance of data analytics to the future survival and growth of North Sea oil (see Post 1) is being accompanied by significant changes in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. In particular, with the successful oil and gas companies of the future seeking to develop advanced analytic skills to derive actionable insight   …Continue Reading


Data Analytics and the Future of North Sea Oil (Part 1)

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There has been considerable press coverage this week about a new PwC report on the future of North Sea Oil. With an estimated 30 billion barrels still remaining, the sector has the potential for carrying on for several decades. This will be dependent, however, on fixing fundamental problems including lack of funding and new investment,   …Continue Reading


Do Oil And Gas Boardrooms Lack Digital Focus?

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In a previous post, we summarised the key findings of a recent McKinsey report on ‘The Oil and Gas Organisation of the Future’. Advances in digital technology, according to the report, are disrupting old ways of working, providing opportunities for significant improvements in productivity. Automation and cloud connected equipment, in particular, are leading to a   …Continue Reading


Seven Ways Digital Technology Can Help the Recovery of North Sea Oil and Gas

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As technology, economic and political trends continue to disrupt the industry, an excellent new report from McKinsey outlines five ‘big ideas’ for the oil and gas organisation of the future. The global oil and gas industry, according to the authors, is facing three game-changing trends. First, from resource scarcity to resource abundance, leading to significantly   …Continue Reading