OE Review: 2013 / May

 

Security Solution for Offshore Platform

Jun 07, 2013

Over the past few years, the need to protect Industrial Control Systems (ICS) from cyber threats has greatly increased. The integration of industrial Ethernet infrastructure with business networks (and the outside world) has exposed once…

Big Data Buzz Grows Louder

Jun 07, 2013

Real-time analytics hikes collaboration and boosts profits, writes Carol Huff. Just spin it the right way, and digital technology working with standardized infrastructure, sprinkled with new age seismic sensors, analytics and algorithms produces Big Data…

Beating an Advanced Persistent Threat

Jun 06, 2013

Oil companies consistently underestimating the hacking risks they face. Richard Sale explains how underestimating the threat can be fatal to a company’s future. Globally-interconnected digital information and communications infrastructure…

Taking On The Information Challenge

Jun 06, 2013

Optimizing operational efficiencies by making critical asset information instantly searchable whenever and wherever from multiple devices, and secure. One of the many challenges faced by the offshore industry globally is effectively managing…

Competing interests walk a tightrope

Jun 05, 2013

Off the coast of Summerland, California, they didn’t drill the first-ever offshore oil well. They hammered it. “Engineers” used a pile driver to pound a pipe 455ft into the seabed in about 30ft of water. Yield was moderate; the site shut down after several years…

Securing a Safety System

May 31, 2013

Proper Procedures, Smart Planning Ensure Assets Remain Up and Running Piper Alpha started off as an oil platform in 1976 and then later was converted to gas production before a July 6, 1988 disaster left it at the bottom of the North Sea…

Automation visionary

May 31, 2013

Dr Keith Millheim, managing director of Nautilus International, a distinguished professor who has also worked with Conoco, Amoco Production, and Anadarko Petroleum, was one of the first to see the potential in automating oil fields. Back in 2008…

New technology boosts well recovery, cuts costs

May 31, 2013

Owners and operators of offshore wells aim at improving efficiency, cutting costs, reducing failures and down time, while maximizing economic benefits. It’s no easy task under the best of circumstances. Reaching these goals requires a sophisticated…

Automation: recreating traditions

May 31, 2013

Ask industry executives what trend is top of concerns; unequivocally the answer will be the pending shortage of qualified engineers. You can talk about real-time data exchange, safety, security, Big Data, alarm management, contextualization…

Wave of the future

May 31, 2013

Automation is the ideal way to unite technology with company cultures. Through technology, workers in the offshore environment have the potential to form a myopic view on life. Produce now, don’t worry about tomorrow. It makes sense. From drilling to producing…

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