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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

A Cloud Based SaaS Application can Work for a Fortune 500 Organization

February 5, 2015

Recently, we helped a client implement a solution by using a Cloud based software as a service (SaaS) application. Our client is a Fortune 500 Oil and Gas organization. Globally, they have deployed IBM Maximo for Enterprise Asset Management and rely on SAP for Materials Management. One region within this global organization needed to track specialized equipment inventory. The lack of an IT solution was incurring significant costs for the organization. The efficiencies that could…

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

To build a MEL, you need a Private Detective

October 6, 2014

Over the past six months we have been working with the reliability and maintenance organization within a large oil and gas client to build out their Master Equipment List (MEL). Like many asset-intensive organizations, they have implemented an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) tool to give them visibility and control over their capital equipment to optimize their maintenance strategies, reduce operating costs, and better manage their workforce and spare parts inventories. The challenge is that the…

Angela Holmes