Houston Post-Harvey: What You Can Do to Help

The images coming out of Houston and surrounding towns since Harvey hit last weekend have been heartbreaking to see. Everyone in the O&G business has friends, colleagues, and family in the area, and our thoughts...
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The Extend v. Rewrite Dilemma: Best Practices in Software Development

Here’s a scenario common to IT professionals. The requirements for the new functionality are finally in and all we need to do now is estimate and plan how we will extend the application to support...
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We Need to Talk About Those Well Files

After years of working with oil and gas companies, you start picking up on behavioral patterns and common themes. A recurring one is “Our well files are a mess.” Granted, well files are messy by nature....
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Oil and Gas Procurement Optimization 101

A Procurement Primer for Oil and Gas Companies Oil and gas companies are always on the lookout for ways to improve operational efficiency and reduce expenditures. This is true regardless of fluctuations in oil prices....
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Data Warehousing: Still Delivering Operational and Financial Insights to Oil and Gas Companies, Regardless of Size

Data warehousing doesn’t get the hype that big data analytics gets in the oil and gas industry these days. But oil and gas companies of all sizes are still using “old school” data warehouses because...
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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...
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O&G Best Practice: Procurement Process Optimization Depends on a Solid Asset Management System

When the price of oil is high, the goal is to get as many wells drilled, completed and flowing as quickly as possible. In good times, whatever process accomplishes this goal is the process chosen....
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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...
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Is Agile Project Management Just a Trend?

Many of us veterans in the project management field have seen, heard, maybe even experimented with radical variations on how things should be done for a successful software development project or COTS implementation project. Some...
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