Trevor Hicks

Data Is an Asset: Say It Like You Know What It Means

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following blog is based on Trevor Hicks’s presentation at the 2019 Houston Professional Petroleum Data Expo. The annual conference is sponsored by the Professional Petroleum Data Management Association (PPDM). PPDM is the global, not-for-profit society within the oil and gas industry that provides leadership for the professionalization of data management in the...
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Thoughts on the Software Development Process: Obey! (Except When It’s a Bad Idea)

Most of my career has been spent in some kind of software development role, either as a tester, developer, manager or executive. One of the things I’m fond of telling managers and teams is that I have two rules about software development process: We will always follow our process. We will never do something stupid...
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Oil and Gas Information Management: Make Your Data Governance Pretty

Even if you are convinced that your organization needs some capability or improvement in master data or data governance, it’s not always easy to motivate an organization to take on a large project that seems at least one layer disconnected from the business problems you need to solve. The language of data quality is very...
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See you at PPDM’s 2015 Houston Data Management Symposium

You may know that in addition to working at Stonebridge Consulting, I’m also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association. As such, I wanted to remind of PPDM is holding its Houston Data Management Symposium March 10 and 11 at The Westin Houston, Memorial City, and I would...
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SharePoint Solutions for Oil and Gas: Moving Beyond Hierarchical File Structures in SharePoint Libraries

Recently I was working on a variety of software and data projects for a client – a large independent operator with substantial US onshore assets – when I received a call from one of their business managers asking for help with a SharePoint library. This library had hundreds of folders, each containing files of various...
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