Digital Oil and Gas
- 7 hours on-demand video
- 11 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Definitions of digital terminology
- Leading digital technologies impacting oil and gas
- Pace and nature of impacts of digital technologies on oil and gas
- Management challenges of adopting digital innovations in oil and gas
- High level understanding of the oil and gas industry
- General awareness of digital technologies
Digital technologies are poised to make an impact on the oil and gas industry, but when? What will be the impacts? Which technologies will have the greatest impact? How big will the impact be? How will these technologies be best implemented? How can companies, suppliers, regulators and employees prepare for these changes? What does this mean for your oil and gas career?
The combination of COVID19 and the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia (and the rest of OPEC), is creating great pressure on the industry to modernize as much and as fast as possible. Digital tools are among the few remaining ways that the industry can improve costs, productivity and climate impacts with one stroke.
This course (Version 2.0) is the on-line version of the one-day in-person seminar offered by the course instructor to oil companies and services companies around the world. Described as “the definitive guide to preparing your career for digital in oil and gas”, Digital Oil and Gas is a one-stop place to learn about digital in the industry.
Participants learn the terminology and backstory to digital innovation in the industry, a framework for thinking about digital technologies, the maturity and impact of leading technologies, and the likely opportunities in upstream, midstream and downstream.
The course is based on the bestselling book, ‘Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas’, available on Amazon, Audible, iTunes and many other on-line book shops.
- oil and gas industry professionals
- technology industry professionals
- field service companies
- consultants to oil and gas
Welcome to Digital Oil And Gas. A personal greeting from your instructor Geoffrey Cann
Additional resources include:
Blog article -> The Brave New World of Digital in Oil and Gas.
I wrote this article in August 2016 to kick start my book and this course.
Blog article -> 5 Clever Digital Technologies for Oil and Gas
This article dates back to October 2016, and was my first exploration of the leading technologies that would eventually impact oil and gas.
In this video we introduce the learning goals for section 1:
a working definition of digital,
the two laws of digital (exponential growth and network value),
capital markets and digital, and
insights from early adopters
If you need an overview of the oil and gas industry, consider taking Section 12, Oil and Gas 101 for a brief introduction.
This lecture presents a working definition of digital:
Blog: Digitalisation of Energy: A European View
This article describes the work of the International Energy Agency (IEA) to understand how digital could impact the energy industry, including oil and gas, power, and renewables.
This lecture discusses how early adopters add insight into the concepts of company ecosystems, cyber concerns and reacting to new business models .
Below is a blog article which looks at the current situation in oil and gas, and makes a case for digital ecosystems.
This lecture describes data role in the digital framework. This includes:
the life blood of digital
Oil and gas is data rich
Upstream invented big data
Subsurface datasets, or seismic data, are bought and sold
Market for data, companies selling data and
so much more.
The resource below looks at the Open Data movement, and how data transparency will impact the industry.
The Internet of things (IoT) is defined in this lecture. It's features, uses and issues and challenges are also discussed.
The resource below is an article which goes into deeper detail on IoT in oil and gas.
The interview is with Dave Shook of ShookIoT, where we look at not just sensors themselves, but how to manage all the data they generate.
Cloud computing is defined in this lecture. It's features, uses and values are also discussed.
The resource below is an article based on my observations while on a visit to Kuwait, and how the Middle East is viewing cloud for their Oil and Gas companies.
The interview below is with Shawn Martens of Ironsight. Ironsight leverages cloud to make an Uber-like platform for oilfield services.
Blockchain is defined in this lecture. It's features, uses and values are also discussed.
Below is an interview with Nish Kotecha of Finboot. Finboot is a blockchain company from the UK and Spain.
The blog article looks at different developments in Blockchain by the close of 2019.
This lecture outlines the concepts of maturity and level of impact each technology can have on the oil and gas industry.
The article below looks at pilot projects and how to advance them to full deployment. The maturity model will help identify which projects may need advancing, and which ones will take more time.
This lecture discusses the current orthodoxies of the Upstream sector in oil and gas
The article below addresses Orthodoxies across the oil and gas value chain, and which may be disrupted by digital technologies. The podcast looks at orthodoxies in the industry that might be subject to change due to the 2020 pandemic crisis.
Key elements of the downstream for oil are discussed in this lecture. These include:
pipelines, ships, trucking and rail for moving petroleum products
Card lock sites
Petroleum storage, tank farms
Fuel delivery to retail sites, construction sites, airports, marinas, ports, bunkering
This lecture discusses the various elements of downstream gas such as:
Gas distribution utilities
Shipping and port handling
Chartering carriers (ships, rail, truck, pipelines)
Trading of products
Construction of new assets
Maintenance and Operations of assets
The key business issues in the impacts of digital technologies on Downstream oil and gas are discussed in this lecture. these include:
Adoption of connected, autonomous, shared, electric cars
Development of smart cities
Compliance, safety and environmental protection
Competition for retail customer from utilities
Rise of alternative fuels (hydrogen, batteries)
This lecture discusses the impacts of digital technologies on downstream oil and gas. These include:
deeper understanding of consumer behaviour through apps
Improved customer services via apps
Optimization of assets, transparency through the supply chain
The article looks at refinery mergers, a common occurrence in the downstream, and how digital can impact them.
Some of the business model impacts of digital technology in downstream oil and gas are discussed in this lecture. These impacts include:
fuel delivery to vehicles disrupts the retail model
Vehicle ownership model (car share) creates new corporate customer
Conversion of retail sites to community energy sites