By

Adam Hutchinson

The Color of Data: Public Data Providers and Disruptive Data Exchanges

Ask any operator about their experience with commercial public data providers and they’ll roll their eyes, shake their head, and grimace – almost like remembering how they got hustled in a pool hall as a teenager. It’s easy to understand why. Over the years single operators have paid public data providers (PDPs) millions of dollars...
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A D&C Executive and a Consultant Walk into a Bar and Order a Best Practice . . .

Those with firsthand oil and gas industry experience are familiar with best practice discussions with third-party consultants. So, feel free to add your own punchline. When I worked in various management roles for oil and gas companies (resource play development and IT), I met with a lot of consultants who talked about how I needed...
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Enterprise Apps in the Cloud: A Growing Trend in Oil & Gas

When it comes to IT, oil and gas companies are as a general rule conservative: cautious when it comes to change, less likely to be an early adopter of the latest new thing. Which is odd for those of us who grew up in the industry – I’m third-generation oil and gas, and have been...
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A (Stonebridge) Christmas Story: In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data

With the holidays upon us, I am reminded of an old book entitled “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” which was later used as the basis for the movie “A Christmas Story”. When I was a kid, my family watched and re-watched this movie in which the adult Ralphie recounts his struggles with...
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