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Marcellus shale sees massive resurgence in M&A activity

There was nearly eight times more invested in asset and corporate acquisitions in the Marcellus shale in 2016 than 2015, according to new analysis in Evaluate Energy's global M&A review for 2016 . Marcellus assets changed hands for a total of US$7.25 billion in 2016 – a massive increase on US$920 ...

Mark Young


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > MarcellusShaleShale Gas +6

Whether We Like It Or Not, Events Do Impact Oil Prices

This last week we've seen a number of significant events in the oil industry. A tanker fire and oil spill off the coast of China, President Trump's decision to ban drilling off the coast of Florida, and oil prices have now risen to their highest level since 2014. In the oil business it's easy to ma ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > oil priceIranDonald Trump +2

Are Family Firms in the Energy Sector Fueling the Future?

As Reuters has recently reported , oil production and prices worldwide are feeling the pinch. This gave me cause to reflect on whether family-owned businesses in the energy sector can step up to the plate and drive another generation of growth. Some of the world's largest and most successful ener ...

Scott Johnson


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Koch IndustriesKinder MorganReliance Industries

Changing the way drilling engineering work gets done

Technology's paradigm shift Until a decade ago, primary consumers of technology in the oil and gas industry were buddy-buddy relationships and/or central teams which drove the agenda for where dollars were invested and how innovation happened. Fast forward to today where a typical large enterpr ...

amit mehta


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > MobilizeDrillingEngineering +1

Oil and Gas Companies Are Spending Too Much Time and Money on Their AFE Processes

So how do we go about streamlining the AFE workflow and approval process? Most companies' AFE processes are costing them time and money because they rely on manual processes that can move only as fast as the slowest employee. To illustrate the real costs of this manual process, let's take a loo ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 1 year agoOpinion > Business ProcessexpenditureDevelopment Capital Expenditure +3

Why Oil and Gas companies need to consider an Enterprise Asset Management solution

You may well already be using some form of asset management system, it may work well for you, so why would you need to look at anything else? At TouchstoneEnergy we firmly believe that in order to have the edge over your competition, you need to be looking forwards as well as back. It is all very ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 9 months agoOpinion > Asset Managementasset management systemOilandGas +4

Managing the transition from legacy to modern systems in Oil & Gas

Legacy IT Systems, either software or hardware that were commissioned between the 1980's and early 2000's, are a significant obstacle in any Oil & Gas organisation's drive towards modernisation. Whilst the age of these systems is not necessarily an issue, continued product support is a challenge f ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 8 months agoOpinion > OilandGasE&P SoftwareBusiness Process +8

Everyday is Different Part 1: Onsite Project Delivery in West Africa

Welcome to a 5 part series of blogs by Sarah Davis - Service Delivery Manager at TouchstoneEnergy. In this series Sarah will walk you through the journey of a new project manager at TouchstoneEnergy and their experiences onsite at their first international project: Delivering a new finance system ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Africaafrica oil and gasProject Management +4

Everyday is Different Part 2: Onsite Project Delivery in West Africa

Welcome to Part 2 of a 5 part series of blogs by Sarah Davis - Service Delivery Manager at TouchstoneEnergy. In this series Sarah will walk you through the journey of a new project manager at TouchstoneEnergy and their experiences onsite at their first international project: Delivering a new fina ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 26 days agoOpinion > Africaafrica oil and gasProject Management +5

Everyday is Different Part 3: Onsite Project Delivery in West Africa

Welcome to Part 3 of a 5 part series of blogs by Sarah Davis - Service Delivery Manager at TouchstoneEnergy. In this series Sarah will walk you through the journey of a new project manager at TouchstoneEnergy and their experiences onsite at their first international project: Delivering a new fina ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 19 days agoOpinion > Africaafrica oil and gasProject Management +5

Everyday is Different Part 4: Onsite Project Delivery in West Africa

Welcome to Part 4 of a 5 part series of blogs by Sarah Davis - Service Delivery Manager at TouchstoneEnergy. In this series Sarah will walk you through the journey of a new project manager at TouchstoneEnergy and their experiences onsite at their first international project: Delivering a new fina ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 12 days agoOpinion > Africaafrica oil and gasProject Management +5

Everyday is Different Part 5: Onsite Project Delivery in West Africa

Welcome to the final part of a series of blogs by Sarah Davis - Service Delivery Manager at TouchstoneEnergy. In this series Sarah will walk you through the journey of a new project manager at TouchstoneEnergy and their experiences onsite at their first international project: Delivering a new fin ...

Marcus Kelly - TouchstoneEnergy


Posted 5 days agoOpinion > Africaafrica oil and gasProject Management +5

Drones don’t need regulations

Why should a government agency care if you crash a drone into a bridge, fly into a wind turbine or crash land on a solar panel? If you have passed your Part 107 in the USA, or secured a UK CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) and have adequate insurance cover, surely that's enough? Who ...

David Gull


Posted 2 years agoOpinion > Drone regulationJames Harrisonsky-futures +3

Sea Change

Navigating the choppy waters of new oil and gas E&P investments in the North Sea. Recently, there's been a slew of news supporting new acquisition activity in the North Sea  o il and  g as   upstream  sector. The Financial Times reported on a ‘changing of the North Sea Guard' to new enterp ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 6 months agoOpinion > North Sea EnergyNorth Seaaberdeen oil and gas +4

Getting a handle on your inventory through effective Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

Inventory management is crucial to the day-to-day management of an oil and gas business. Companies across the oil and gas industry regularly experience inventory discrepancy problems particularly when inventory data is entered manually or isn't controlled centrally. Incorrect inventory management ...

Louise Rock-West - Progressive TSL


Posted 5 months agoOpinion > Oil and Gassmall and medium enterprisesEAM +5
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