When I was a child, we had a house full of pets. Loads of them. Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, fish, birds, I even had to look after a goat. Pretty much half the house seemed to be under the weight of animals, and I wanted to be a zoo keeper. It just seemed the natural way to live.Details
Sarah Gillet, the British Ambassador to Norway, recently spoke at an event in Aberdeen about opportunities in the Norwegian Sea. She gave an insight into the current environment, noting:
- Production costs are down,
- Oil price is more stable,
- Global energy demand is increasing,
- Plentiful reserves left on the Norwegian shelf,
- 80 fields are currently producing – (most in North Sea, 16 in Norwegian Sea, and 2 in Barents Sea),
- 7 new field developments are underway (worth approximately 23 billion pounds),
- There are 5 new plans for Operation and Development.
While the above is always good to hear, what I found most interesting about Sarah’s talk, was her reference to the Darwinian Theory; stating “it’s not the strongest that survive, but those most susceptible to change”.Details
I recently attended an Oil & Gas UK Business Outlook Breakfast Briefing, where the phrase of the day was ‘cautiously optimistic’.
We’ve seen in the news that North Sea operators are reviving, the biggest story being the recent Hurricane Energy discovery near Shetland. The briefing figures showed that unit costs are down and profits/projects are on the rise. People seem to be getting better at doing more with less.
Indeed, the atmosphere at the breakfast was far more convivial than the last I attended back in December 2015.
All very positive, however, we still have a long way to go. So, how do we go forward from here?Details
Since we created our cloud service in 2009, one of the first in oil and gas and still the leader, we have built and managed our own infrastructure in multiple data centres in the UK. After a year of work, in the next week we’ll be moving our platform to infrastructure provided by Amazon Web Services, and I wanted to explain why.Details
So ‘Brexit’ happened. The UK has spoken and voted to leave the EU. With 17.4m votes, 51.9% were in favour of leaving compared to 48.1% who wanted to remain. Regardless of how you voted (or not), it’s a huge decision and one that is dominating the news, social feeds and conversation on the street. Once…Details
The EU referendum has been trending for a while now. Look on any Facebook feed and it will be inundated with so much propaganda and scaremongering from either side that has become a topic of dread for most people. According to the Brexit Survival Guide, we must face the possibility of freezing our cheese…Details
Last month, our managing director, Dr Peter Black, and Sales and Marketing Manager, Kirsty Armitage, made their usual trip to Houston, Texas, to attend the Petroleum Network Education Conference (PNEC). In my last blog post I discussed why attending events in person is as important as ever, but it’s equally important to choose…Details
In my last post, I discussed the origins of our company, what motivated us, and the problems we were trying to address. I discussed our primary driver as the belief that it had to be possible “to do it better.” As the company evolved, nowhere was this need for improvement more evident than in oil and gas software, but the path wasn’t easy.Details
We run a cloud service for oil and gas. Our goal is to grow organically, and to grow profitability not staff numbers. We value a high degree of autonomy, and we operate entirely virtually. We’ve been extensively using cloud services to run our business for over ten years, and now virtually everything we do, from mail and calendar to accounting and document management, is done in the cloud.
However, we didn’t start out that way.Details
With May fast approaching, the team at EnergySys are getting excited about PNEC. If you haven’t already registered, you can sign up here. In the days before Linkedin, attending events and social networking was hugely vital to the success of a company. But with everything going digital, is it as beneficial to attend events as it once…Details