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Oil Price Crisis in Colombia – Time to streamline processes, drive efficiencies and improve the bottom line

April 13, 2015

Colombia is a country with oil, but it is not typically considered an oil country. Since enacting an energy reform in 2003, Colombia has seen a significant jump in their oil production. In the past ten years, the country has gone from producing 541,000 barrels of oil per day (BOD) to 1,028,500 BOD. This increase in production led Colombia to export around 70% of the oil that was produced in 2013. With much of Colombia’s…

Alejandro Del Palacio

Automating IHS Oil and Gas Production Data Downloads and Other Travels

February 24, 2015

Creating a data extractor is usually simple in the mind of a developer, although in reality it’s usually not so simple. Data extraction as a concept is fairly straightforward: Get the data from A and copy it to destination B. However, as most developers know, the devil is in the detail. Whenever a data company, such as IHS, has a large data set and a complex set of rules to access the data required to…

Javier Zepeda

Temporal Databases: Why you should care and how to get started (Part 3 of 3)

November 22, 2014

Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help you get started. As discussed in our previous two articles, the SQL-2011 standard included clauses for the definition of temporal tables as part of the SQL/Foundation. However, this standard is very new and not yet widely adopted. For now, most of you will need to extend your current database tables to incorporate temporal concepts. We have shown you that extending your…

Abel Morelos, Angela Holmes

Temporal Databases: Why you should care and how to get started (Part 2 of 3)

November 15, 2014

Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help you get started. As discussed in our previous article, the SQL-2011 standard included clauses for the definition of temporal tables as part of the SQL/Foundation. However, this standard is very new and not yet widely adopted. For now, most of you will need to extend your current database tables to incorporate temporal concepts. In this article we’ll focus on temporal tables.…

Abel Morelos, Angela Holmes

Three Things I Learned from the 2014 GOMaximo Conference

November 1, 2014

“This is the place to be,” were the first words I heard when walking through the lobby for the 2014 GOMaximo conference in Houston. I, myself, said these same words to multiple people I met at the conference who were either new to Maximo or planning on implementing Maximo. For anyone that is not aware, GOMaximo is the Oil and Gas Maximo user group that allows sectors like Exploration, Production, Pipeline, Transportation, Chemicals, Drilling, and…

Javier Ramirez

World NOC Congress – The Mexican Energy Reform

October 10, 2014

At the end of September, I attended the World National Oil Company (NOC) Congress in Cancun, Mexico. The host of the event was PEMEX, who set the theme as “Building the energy partnerships of tomorrow”. The attendance at this year’s event was spectacular (500+), including CEOs and top-level executives of Operators and Service companies from around the world. The sizeable attendance and the energy of the attendees was driven by the changing energy landscape in…

Alejandro Del Palacio

Temporal Databases: Why you should care and how to get started (Part 1 of 3)

September 23, 2014

What is a temporal database? A temporal database is a database with built-in support for handling data involving time. This definition is from Wikipedia. It is simple and straightforward. Since we expect every database to have some kind of support for time operations, we could say that all databases are temporal databases based on this definition. The reality is a lot more subtle and complex. Temporal databases enable you to see the data as it…

Abel Morelos, Angela Holmes