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Operational Excellence Index 2017 Survey – Report
November 21, 2017
Operational Excellence (OE) emerged in the hazardous industries as a relatively new concept only a few years ago. Already it has evolved from theoretical ideal to tangible reality as firms have embraced it as a crucial priority. For the second year, Petrotechnics has conducted a survey of oil, gas and petrochemical industry professionals to gauge changing attitudes to OE and...
Using Technology to Solve Real Business Problems
November 5, 2017
The recent pace of change has been enough to give the oil and gas industry whiplash. New geopolitical realities are shaking up operating practices, increasing complexity threatens already squeezed margins, there's relentless pressure to reduce costs whilst increasing productivity and hazardous events have indicated more rigorous compliance requirements. All these factors have made operational excellence critical. The need to simultaneously...
Operational Excellence, the Gateway to World-Class Performance in Refining and Petrochemicals
October 4, 2017
A survey of oil and gas industry HSE, maintenance and operations professionals provides real insight into the opportunities and challenges associated with Operational Excellence (OE). The result? 92% agree that technology is a key enabler of OE. But the value of technology comes when it connects people and processes with data-derived insights. This is the real promise of big data...
Offshore Oil & Gas – The Digital Revolution is Now
October 4, 2017
The promise of digitalisation is to help everyone make better, more informed operational decisions that reduce risk, increase productivity and cut costs. Read Petrotechnics' viewpoint on how digitalisation is making a splash in the offshore industry.
IoT Tech News – Oil and Gas 4.0
October 4, 2017
A new era is afoot: oil and gas 4.0. Companies are leveraging technology to drive excellence in operations. Read Petrotechnics' article on the IoT Tech News website, "Oil and Gas 4.0 - Making Excellence Operational."
Oil and Gas 4.0 – Making Excellence Operational
August 13, 2017
Digital transformation (c/o Industry 4.0) offers oil and gas operators the means to enable Operational Excellence. But getting the digital approach right is essential if operators are ever to recognize the benefits.
Operational Excellence, Digitalisation and the Hydrocarbon Industry
June 30, 2017
The world has changed for the hydrocarbon industry, and increasing productivity, reducing risk and cutting costs – all at the same time – is more critical than ever. Getting your organisation on the path to operational excellence, where everyone can make better, more informed operational decisions, is the new baseline. Digitalisation is a key enabler for operational excellence. It starts by ensuring...
Digital Transformation in Hazardous Industries: The Hype, Promises & Challenges
May 27, 2017
Today’s digital innovation is driving what many say is the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). It's reshaping industries, disrupting business models and operating practices and transforming business ecosystems. The hype around digital transformation is everywhere you look. At the heart of the promise and potential of digital transformation is that everyone can make better, more informed and connected operational decisions...
The Operational Excellence Index 2016
April 20, 2017
What does the industry really think? Petrotechnics conducted a survey to find out. Here Scott Lehmann, VP Product Management, discusses the results.
E&P Magazine Highlight – What Does the Industry Think of Operational Excellence
February 25, 2017
Operational excellence is a global concept whose time has come despite a fairly rocky ride since it first made its debut in hazardous industries several years ago. Like many aspirational-sounding concepts, operational excellence has been dismissed by some as yet another management theory with little practical application in the real world. Or perhaps it has suffered from being poorly...

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