Category Archives: database

Analyze This, Visualize That ……

And  Why Not “Scenarize”, Simulate, and Virtualize Them, Too? (Part Two of  Data Deluge, Insights Drought) “Over  the next 24 months, executives say they will focus on supplementing standard historical reporting of data with emerging approaches that convert information into … Continue reading

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Montney Part 3

(Part of a joint series combining the power of VISAGE visual analytics software with geoLOGIC’s value-added data live from the gDC) Welcome to the third and final post on the Montney. I decided to do it a bit differently today and show some … Continue reading

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Montney Part 2: Alberta vs. BC

(Part of a joint series combining the power of VISAGE visual analytics software with geoLOGIC’s value-added data live from the gDC) One of the ways we have decided to look at Montney production in this series is to compare what has happened in … Continue reading

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Well. Aren’t you special?

This is the 3rd of a 3-part series on some of the high-level issues that come up around the data management aspect of oil and gas exploration and how we are working with the PPDM Association in actively looking at … Continue reading

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Tell Me Again, Please – What Business Are We In?

  “The railroads collapsed because they thought they were in the railroad business, when really they were in the transportation business. They let others take customers away from them because they assumed themselves to be in the railroad business rather than … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well?

In our last thrilling episode, I discussed a bit about the PPDM Association and the eponymous Data Model. Now it’s time to discuss some of the fruits of their labour in the gardens of the workgroups. I should point out … Continue reading

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Data Deluge, Insights Drought

Why MUST Enterprises Continually Grow Their Corporate IQ?   And How?       (Part One of Three) “As the well-documented ‘data deluge’ deepens, many executives have shifted from feeling overwhelmed (60% say they “have more information than we can effectively use”) to recognizing that the … Continue reading

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Who’s Dat Baby?

One of the little things that people in our industry need to do is link data from a multitude of disparate sources.  When that data is related to wells the challenge is making sure that the data you have is … Continue reading

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Of “Peakists”, “Doomers”, “Survivalists”, “Alarmists”, “Deniers”, and “Cornucopians”

Writing about the use (and misuse) of labels, James Michael Iddins (Valparaiso University Graduate Studies, Valparaiso, IN) commented: “It is my suspicion that these higher order abstractions [namely, labels], which we often hear used to describe combinations of views necessarily … Continue reading

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The Teardowns

That’s the good thing about being passionate about something, you see the long game. You see what something will become tomorrow; not what it is today. You need that patience and vision when doing a teardown. So, what’s the purpose … Continue reading

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