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Energy Research Notes
Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.
April 16, 2018
Utilities with high-risk, production-critical operational technology (OT) are increasingly managing process control systems (PCS) on networks that are physically separated from the business network (BN). While this provides secure isolation from risks, physical segregation is introducing service management challenges. Ensure service parity across segregated networks with a data diode.
April 3, 2018
IoT has already added a great deal of value to oil and gas companies, but there remain a number of barriers to overcome in order to realize the full value of the technology.
June 22, 2017
This note highlights how the implementation of an integrated digital strategy can create substantial value for oil and gas companies. The integration of information technology capabilities into the way upstream, mid-stream, and downstream business is conducted will usher in a new age of value.
September 15, 2017
The oil and gas industry is no stranger to technological innovation in its upstream business. Since the first well was drilled for oil, there has been non-stop innovation to get oil out of the ground faster and more cheaply. This article explores the application of blockchain technology in the oil and gas industry.
July 18, 2017
Given the two-wave deluge stemming from volatile climate patterns and smarter technology that is able to capture vast and varied amounts of data, energy providers need to ready their data infrastructure and management practices to become data driven in order to survive in an increasingly competitive market.
May 17, 2017
The energy sector has seen a rise in threats in recent years as threat actors continue to exploit vulnerabilities of industrial control systems to engage in cyberespionage and sabotage. With so many consumers relying on the energy distributed by the organizations in this sector, avoiding sabotage is a necessity. The recommendations outlined in this note will help you develop a proactive mindset toward security, which will be your most powerful tool in protecting the critical infrastructure under your care.
May 12, 2017
The oil and gas industry has experienced an extended period of low crude oil prices, increased environmental and safety regulations, and difficulty discovering new economically viable oil reserves. The oil and gas industry can use the Internet of Things to increase production, decrease costs, and minimize risk to the environment.