Transforming software for oil and gas

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.

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A Different Way

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.

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The Last Hydrocarbon Allocation Forum of 2014

As the year draws to a close, we’re delighted to announce the last Hydrocarbon Allocation Forum of 2014.

Its been an action-packed year and we’ve had some great speakers and topics join us at the forum over the last 12 months. We’re confident we’re not going to let you down with this one either!

Join us at 12pm on the 10th of December at the Hilton Aberdeen Treetops for a networking lunch followed by our usual presentations.

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PRODML and Energistics: Current Status

At our regular Hydrocarbon Allocation (HA) Forum in Aberdeen yesterday, we had a terrific “state of the union” presentation by Laurence Ormerod, Consultant and Project Manager for the PRODML standard. By the way, if you don’t attend our HA Forums then you might want to check out our website for details, and sign up for our mailshots. They are intended to be deliberately free from sales messages, and are generally held in Aberdeen at breakfast or lunchtime.

Laurence provided a really good summary of the history of standards development for production data.

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EnergySys Release US App

EnergySys is pleased to announce the US version of our Production Allocation Standard app is available for all US Onshore producers.

The US Onshore oil and gas market has several unique characteristics that can often make out-of-the-box solutions harder to implement, creating costly and time consuming projects. With this in mind, we saw an opportunity to develop a new version to cater specifically for the US onshore market

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Stop the projects, I want to get off

People often ask me how our cloud service for production data management, production reporting and production allocation is different from traditional solutions. This is a hard question to answer, as I want to describe the distinct values of my product and company without seeming to denigrate the competition.

In addition, it’s really hard to provide quantitative information. We think an EnergySys solution is hands-down the fastest, most cost-effective and most configurable choice for customers, but this is largely based on anecdotal evidence. It’s rare for two companies to have delivered systems for the same assets under the same conditions, though we do have a fair amount of experience of replacing competitor systems, so an exact comparison is difficult.

However, during the course of a discussion with a company looking to replace a competitor system I realised that part of the answer lay in the conversation we were having. This user kept talking about projects. Projects to implement new assets. Projects to add new fields or wells. Projects to upgrade the basic software. Everything was a project. And projects required substantial time, money and resources, even just to get a basic upgrade of the software done. In fact, for this user an upgrade cost almost as much as the original project implementation! EnergySys isn’t like that. 

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The Hydrocarbon Allocation Forum is back!

After a brief hiatus, we’re delighted to announce the return of the much-loved Hydrocarbon Allocation (HA) Forum.

Popular for its mix of hot topics, industry insights and unparalleled networking opportunities, the next HA Forum is shaping up to deliver all this and more.

Join us in Aberdeen on the 9th of April for this morning seminar (breakfast provided) filled with the topics that you most want to hear about.

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Webinar: Mobile and the Changing Face of Oil and Gas

Mobile technology seems to be the topic of choice across the industry at the moment. Understandable when you consider how many of you use smartphones and tablets at work. Why then do so many oil and gas companies not have a mobile strategy or budgets in place to take advantage of such technology?

Join Peter Westwood, Cloud Services Director for EnergySys, on March the 20th for this 30 minute webinar

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