July 2017

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Is a Major Oil and Gas Hack Just a Matter of Time?

With hackers hacking everything from the presidential campaign to online stores to my own Facebook account (on a regular basis, it seems), it’s just a matter of time before the oil industry gets hit in a big way.  And the results could be

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Oil & Gas Pipeline Security

Theft from pipelines and leaks are costly for both pipeline operators and the environment. According to Havocscope Black Market, theft from pipelines amounts to about $37.23 billion globally a year[i]  and in the US nearly 9 million gallons

With the mega amounts of data that are produced in the oilfield, pipelines and refineries each and every moment of each and every day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all of it has to be understood, translated, analyzed and acted upon.

Foreign Languages, Greek Yogurt, and Big Data. Hard to Understand? Read On.

Imagine a dozen people in a room for a meeting.  Each one from a different country, and each one only able to speak and understand their own native language.  Now imagine that you are the note-taker for this meeting.  A daunting task to sa

Similar to cloud, fog brings powerful analysis to the network edge

Fog Computing Reduces Risks and Improves Data Flows

Companies across all sectors of energy will have new opportunities to improve operational performance and reduce risk as “fog computing” emerges from the mist in the months ahead. Fog is similar to cloud computing in that it collects and

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Tracts to Save Energy Industry Billions with New Title Software

Tracts announces the launch of its title software to accelerate the mineral ownership reporting required by oil & gas companies.  Designed for land departments, the new product automates much of the title process using patent pending tec

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Statoil evaluates new CO2 storage project

Gassnova has assigned Statoil to evaluate the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). This will be the first storage site in the world receiving CO2 from several industrial sources. The storage project is part

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Cybersecurity Act in Singapore set to improve security culture across Asian utilities

Singapore’s upcoming Cybersecurity Act is expected to heighten levels of cyber risk awareness among water, power and oil & gas utilities in Singapore and in other parts of Asia, according to a Black & Veatch security expert. “As w