Managing the administration of a well’s life cycle (WLC), from inception to abandonment, is a complex process. There are many well life cycle administration challenges including, but not limited to, communication with external organizations, processing continuous requests (i.e. requests to license and requests to construct), and revenue and billing data management. Having a central, cloud-based well file management system can alleviate headaches for well life cycle administration by allowing all the WLC sectors’ documents to be managed under one system. Exploration and production companies have a variety of specialized tools to support business, but they don’t have tools that bring their worlds together. Let’s explore how uniting tools through a secure, centralized cloud filing management solution is a necessity when managing a well through its lifecycle.

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Meeting tools, like enhanced video conferencing solutions, have improved office productivity and reduced costs by decreasing expenses incurred traveling to regional offices since their inception. They have connected office workers by aiding the exchange of ideas and knowledge. More recently, web-based video meeting solutions have further reduced costs by offering this technology at much lower prices. But video enabled conferences have more utility than just standard meetings or even interviews or training. The availability and low cost of video conferencing technology is now influencing incident response managers to implement collaboration solutions with video capabilities to aid workers in the field. Let’s learn how advanced incident managers are utilizing video enabled collaboration solutions to connect with first responders.

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Information is everywhere and can be distracting. How many times have you been in a group conversation but you feel the need to check your email or browse through documents on your mobile phone? We’ve all done it once before...OK maybe twice. The fact that we can access large amounts of information on a mobile device, in a matter of seconds, is amazing but distracting in certain settings. Unlike during casual conversations, when managing an incident response, the quicker you can get access to information the better you are prepared to respond to the incident. Accessing documents through the cloud on a mobile device can save you time, money and can protect everyone involved in the incident. Here are the top three reasons why cloud document management is crucial to incident response.

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The newest Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2016 report is out. This report from Reinsvold & Associates surveyed over 250 senior executives from across the oil and gas industry to discover issues and recognize trends.  Besides the historically low barrel prices, the Great Crew Change is atop the oil and gas industry’s list of issues. Chris Reinsvold asked executives, “What do you see as the most significant talent-related challenges your industry segment will face over the next 5 years and beyond? (Choose the top 3)”. The top issue, with 52% of executives agreeing, was the retirement of key personnel, also known as the Great Crew Change. The next issue was industry attractiveness to new entrants. Rounding off the top 3 was leadership talent. It is not hard to see how these are all related to each other and creating quite a challenge for senior executives in oil and gas who are trying to ensure continued success as they begin to step down. There are many facets to this challenge. We will look at how new technology can be used to attract and retain new talent after the fold.  

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