The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management
19 September 2017

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing a year’s worth of hard-fought optimization value in just two to three days due to a maintenance emergency. Through the science of maintenance, historical and real-time operational data combine to predict when a breakdown will occur with months — not just days — of advance notice. Learn more in this executive brief from AspenTech President and CEO Antonio Pietri.

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Impacting the bottom line - 10 real-world examples of oil and gas innovators using data for economic effect
2 August 2017

In a new era of heightened oil-price volatility, data and technology are crucial in helping operators cut costs and maximise value. TransCanada, Tullow Oil, Marathon Oil or Petronas Carigali all make use of the latest technological advances for maximum business impact. Download this report to read 10 case studies from some of the leading oil and gas companies and understand how the use of technology is becoming an indispensable part of any successful commercial enterprise in the industry.

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The opportunity and promise of decommissioning. A report and series of videos by White & Case
30 June 2017

Download the report. North Sea decommissioning: Primed for a boom? The complexities and challenges associated with decommissioning offshore oil and gas assets have dampened M&A activity in the past, but change is coming—David Baker, Tom Bartlett, Richard Jones and Paul Griffin explain. Watch Sir Patrick Brown, Chairman of the UK Oil & Gas Authority, and partners Richard Jones, Mark Clark and Paul Griffin discussing M&A opportunities, innovative ways of sharing decommissioning liabilities and how companies can mitigate their exposure to decommissioning liabilities. Click the title above to get the latest on decommissioning

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Energy Market Review 2017
22 June 2017

Expert insight and guidance on key risk management issues. The energy industry is facing a series of challenges. Finding a clear path to managing these challenges is going to be no easy task. This 2017 Energy Market Review details these challenges and examines key risk management issues which energy companies will need to consider, including: - Managing people risk in the energy industry; - Managing offshore dismantling & removal risk; - Managing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) risk; - Managing high temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA) risk; - Managing retained risk; - Managing the risks involved in political change. Experts also look at today’s insurance market from the perspective of an insurer and round-up current developments in the global Energy insurance markets.

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Harnessing the power of digitalisation to thrive in the ‘new normal’ of low oil prices
12 June 2017

The significant and sustained decline in commodity prices is forcing players throughout the hydrocarbon chain to rethink the way they have historically operated. Digitalisation allows oil, gas or chemical (OGC) companies to get a highly granular view of their assets which, when viewed in conjunction with data from more traditional business systems, can generate quicker and better insights to drive competitive advantage. OGC leaders need to make the right investments today to set them up for long-term success that can weather the industry’s cyclical ups and downs. They need to take a hard look at how they will deploy technology to transform the rule book by which they, and their customers, manage their operations to reduce costs and drive sustained profitability. This whitepaper shows how technological advances are revolutionising areas of the OGC industry and what you can do to benefit from new digitisation and optimisation opportunities.

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Reach New Heights: Six Best Practices in Planning and Scheduling
20 March 2017

Since mid-2015, refiners have faced continued price volatility. Fluctuations have halted upstream projects and greatly affected the midstream. The emergence of global shale plays, particularly from the US, has also impacted refiners, boosting the number of feedstocks options. With increased optionality, planning and advanced scheduling can be vital to increasing profits. This report offers decision makers the six best practices in planning and scheduling. Learn how leading-edge refiners adopting planning and scheduling technology have improved visibility across their entire petroleum supply chain and have seen an increase in their profit margins.

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New Benchmarking Report on Bidding, Estimating and Project Performance
6 December 2016

A recent survey on bidding & estimating best practices reveals that most estimating groups are not satisfied with their existing methods for estimating process plants and oil & gas assets. The survey of 161 estimating groups also showed that 60% seek to improve estimating accuracy, 47% want to improve estimating efficiency, and 70% are still communicating manually between engineering and estimating groups. Download this white paper for a complete summary of the survey results, and learn how some organizations are achieving measurable improvements in estimating efficiency and accuracy.

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