Digital Transformation to an IIoT Cloud Platform made easy

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jan 22, 2021 12:00:38 PM

Operational challenges that you face today are broad and always growing. Strategically planning to overcome and remain sustainable for long-term growth is always on the back of your mind, but with so many decisions and options on the table of what the right thing to do (or not do) and with so many operational threats always on your heels, the timing of those strategies coming into play continuously get harder, and tougher every day.
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Top 2020 Platform Updates

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jan 21, 2021 10:36:31 AM

Every platform development is driven by you! Our Software team has brought another year full of impactful updates and here are your favorites from 2020:

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Tomorrow matters today

Posted by Amy Thibault on Dec 2, 2020 6:45:00 AM

If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that technology is no longer the wave of the future; it's right now. It’s all around us, and the oil and gas industry is in the middle of it.

Most oil and gas producers have known that implementation of automation, with remote monitoring and control, and accurate, analyzed data would be more efficient leading to reduced downtime and boosting profitability. But 2020 showed us that having employees work remotely was not only possible, it was necessary.

The growing importance of technology for the immediacy of control and actionable data is changing the workforce. It’s prioritizing those who can deliver usable data for faster, better oil and gas production decisions.

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What machine learning really means

Posted by Najat Khalil on Aug 13, 2020 10:15:00 AM

The first patent for Amazon Alexa was filed in 2012. Since then, there has been an incredible growth of skills to Amazon's voice assistant, and the credit for this growth goes to machine learning. Many of these skills include asking Alexa to tell you about your schedule, to play music, or update you on the daily weather.

We've also been using machine learning (or ML as some people reference it) for years. It's been a factor in our growth to help oil and gas producers on their digital transformation journey to autonomous operations using the exact solutions that will bring them more production, profits, and sustainability.

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Test new software features

Posted by Najat Khalil on Aug 4, 2020 12:15:00 PM

For any software development to be successful, it usually requires the participation of all those involved!

At Emerson Automation and Software Solutions, we help global oil and gas producers be productive, profitable, and sustainable. Thanks to technology supported by consulting and expert services, we offer complete solutions for our customers. 

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Freedom to work from anywhere

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jun 18, 2020 10:52:00 AM

Way, way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I had a very annoying flip phone that was really only able to make and receive calls and (upon the rare occasion) get and send a few random text messages from other techie types. The main reason I found this phone so annoying is I wanted it to be able to do so much more; and it seemed like it shouldn't be all that difficult to make it happen.

But, that's all there was on the market at the time.

I continuously wondered why on earth someone didn't make them to fetch my email, or have a decent camera in them. Then it finally became a reality and just like that we all became more mobile than we had ever dreamed of being! It was AWESOME being set free from waiting for an email, and unchained from my desk where I would often be found waiting for information to be sent.

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Field data done right

Posted by Tosh Taylor on Mar 11, 2020 12:45:00 PM

When we’re placing an order for a great breakfast, we want the server to be an expert on what’s on the menu—especially if we have special dietary needs. And we want them to listen—to be all ears.Oil and gas production field data

That “all ears” attitude is me when I meet with a new client for the first time. I want to know all about their field automation needs and how we can chauffeur them to their destination. Like, be their tour guide.

I’m not pushing a widget or a program. My purpose is to learn about their business and how they are operating today.

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Easily grow production software

Posted by Haykel Ben-Nasr on Feb 19, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Keeping your oil and gas production automation systems current is a delicate balance. You have to keep up with ever-changing hardware, interfaces with other software and with improvements on the one hand. On the other hand, you don’t want to spend hours with updates that save up all the changes for one giant yearly revision—that may come with unintended and untested crashes.

That’s the benefit of evergreen cloud software like Emerson's Zedi Access. It grows in tiny increments just like an evergreen plant. From one day or month to the next, you don’t notice its growth—a new leaf here, a bit thicker trunk there—but it keeps growing and adapting to changes in seasons without skipping a beat.

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How data insights help you win big

Posted by Amy Thibault on Dec 26, 2019 5:30:00 AM

In 2011, IBM’s Watson took on two of Jeopardy’s top winners in a contest of knowledge and speed. After three exciting days, Watson had more than tripled the winnings of either human. Let's apply that to oil and gas production data insights enabling you to triple your 'winnings' - by gaining more production, more profits and more sustainability.

In the digital oilfield that lives on data and is powered by computers light years past Watson, end users are starting to get answers to questions they never dreamed of asking before.

Instead of competing with computers, many oil and gas producers are teaming with AI (artificial intelligence) so that everyone wins. And keeps winning.

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Pioneered oil and gas production cloud SCADA

Posted by Amy Thibault on Oct 30, 2019 11:55:00 AM

Back in Davy Crockett pioneer days, in order to simply wash your hands you had to haul your own water with a bucket. From the well or the stream. In the rain or snow while fighting off wild bears, boars and other frightening critters.

Today when we need to rinse some peanut butter off our fingers, we don’t pause to think about Davy Crockett, do we? We take that water flow for granted—that it’s ‘always on.’

In the pioneer days of oil and gas production data—many are alive today that remember that challenging time, about 10 years ago—when we wanted data we had to take our ‘bucket’—a note pad or even a laptop—to the ‘stream’ of data, which was the well site. A lot farther than the water well was for Davy. We risked our lives, and burned through time and money just getting to that well of data.

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