Posts Tagged ‘Integrated Operations’

OTC 2016-Integrated Operations Command Centers

Posted in Oil & Gas on Thursday, May 5th, 2016. No comments yet
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The more quickly experts can respond to changing conditions by interpreting the available information and collaborating with other cross-functional experts, the more safely, reliably and efficiently will process manufacturing and production facilities operate. At the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference, Emerson’s Jeff Dymond discussed how integrated operations (iOps) command centers help to enable decisions to increase […]

Integrated Operations Continue to Deliver Benefits in Today’s Oil Market

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016. No comments yet
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Authors: Jeff Dymond and Mike Boudreaux The reality of lower oil and gas prices is driving energy companies to operate differently. The lower price per barrel is squeezing profitability and pushing companies to contain costs, increase reliability, and respond quickly to revenue opportunities. Some are reducing workforce to decrease costs. Others are running full bore […]

From Operators to Cross-Functional iOps Teams

Posted in Operator Performance on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. No comments yet
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Control rooms where operators monitor and control the process have changed over the years as technologies have advanced. Today with advances in communications technologies, this “room” can extend globally. In a Process Engineering article, Remote Controller, Emerson’s Jeff Dymond describes this change in thinking to accommodate knowledge workers located remotely. He notes how this thinking […]

Managing Coalbed Methane Wells Feeding LNG Plant

Posted in Oil & Gas, Operations & Business Management on Monday, December 7th, 2015. No comments yet
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Liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities require careful pressure management on their incoming gas pipelines. In a recent LNG Industry article, Turn it Up (and Down), Emerson’s Michael Calvert describes the challenges and solutions around the Santos Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project. One of the big challenges is that the source gas is from coal-bed methane (CBM) […]

Technology Helping Miners Lower Costs to Overcome Low Commodity Prices

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, September 21st, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Over the past several months, news of commodity prices being hit hard due the slowdown of China’s economy has been a common theme. It was refreshing to read positive news among so much turmoil. The article, Rio saves $200m a year using robots, big data, describes how that despite net earnings […]