As highlighted in recent blog posts, a new wave of disruptive technologies are transforming the oil and gas industry including the cloud, social media, sensors, mobility, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and analytics. Core business processes are being re-platformed, bringing together transactions and analytics in real time to be smarter, faster, and simpler; ...

A recent article on the InfoQ web site summarised the current state-of-play in relation to digital transformation in the oil and gas industry. A new wave of disruptive technologies are transforming the industry including the cloud, social media, sensors, mobility, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and analytics. Core business processes are being re-platformed ...

This, as they say, is cool! Microsoft has recently announced preview of the Power BI for Mixed Reality app. As regular readers of the Bridgeall blog will know, we are strong advocates of the business benefits to be derived from using Power BI, a suite of tools from Microsoft that automatically transforms your organisation’s data into rich visuals. Positioned as a leader in Ga ...

New research results have just been published highly relevant to our current series of blog posts on the future of North Sea Oil and Gas. Conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the prestigious Fraser of Allander Institute, the 25th Oil and Gas Survey concluded that the crisis affecting the sector may be reaching a turning point. The major ...

The growing importance of data analytics to the future survival and growth of North Sea oil (see Post 1) is being accompanied by significant changes in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform market. In particular, with the successful oil and gas companies of the future seeking to develop advanced analytic skills to derive actionable insight from the wealth of data bei ...

There has been considerable press coverage this week about a new PwC report on the future of North Sea Oil. With an estimated 30 billion barrels still remaining, the sector has the potential for carrying on for several decades. This will be dependent, however, on fixing fundamental problems including lack of funding and new investment, lack of leadership and innovation, fragme ...

In a previous post, we summarised the key findings of a recent McKinsey report on ‘The Oil and Gas Organisation of the Future’. Advances in digital technology, according to the report, are disrupting old ways of working, providing opportunities for significant improvements in productivity. Automation and cloud connected equipment, in particular, are leading to a data explosion ...

As technology, economic and political trends continue to disrupt the industry, an excellent new report from McKinsey outlines five ‘big ideas’ for the oil and gas organisation of the future. The global oil and gas industry, according to the authors, is facing three game-changing trends. First, from resource scarcity to resource abundance, leading to significantly lower prices ...