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X-Industry Themes
X-industry themes: Replicating best practices from other industries

This blog will explain how success can be replicated by looking at companies from other industries that have relevant or similar business concerns. When it comes to replicating what your neighbours have done, keep in mind that you are not limited to companies that are active in the same industry as you are. Other industries can offer very powerful ideas --- there are differences in some aspects, but there are also commonalities. Read our new article to learn more about X-Industry techs! 

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Selecting the right technology to improve business performance

The number of technologies that are available on the market is overwhelming, and new technologies become available every single day. Selecting the right technology for your business may seem like finding a needle in the haystack!

In this blog, we share some insights on how you can address this challenge, no matter how large or small your company is.

Tech Positioning: a Recurring Activity!
Tech Positioning: a Recurring Activity!

In one of our previous blogs, we revealed a few secrets to boost your technology with the Tech Positioning Programme, based on >20 years of technology deployment experience. The programme helps you to identify strengths and opportunities to improve the overall offering, and to make it as attractive as possible to the broadest appropriate customer base. 

People asked us the question whether the Tech Positioning Programme is a one-off event, or whether it needs to be repeated at regular intervals. It is the latter, and in this blog we explain why.

cerebra futura
Production Assurance with Enhanced Decision Support powered by AI & Digital Twin

Technological advances have enabled the industry to produce natural gas at never-seen-before rates by maximizing the potential from assets and ensuring optimum flow rates across the field. However, these pose plenty of challenges to match the demand at sales point – constantly fluctuating oil and gas price, production inefficiencies, cost pressures squeezing the margins and limited personnel on the field.

The uncertainty in the behavior of the challenges needs a connected system that helps in making dynamic decisions to suit the situation. For consistent and faster problem recognition, AI-driven digital twin is proposed to optimize the production of the gas gathering network.

Read more about Cerebra Digital Twin in our latest article!

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Case Study: How a UK Operator Optimises Turnarounds with Technology

When an Oil/Gas or Petrochemical facility is in its operating phase it will require periodic maintenance activities throughout its lifetime. One of the most impactful recurring activities are the planned shutdowns (‘turnarounds’) that are typically conducted at intervals varying from 1-6 years.

Click on "Read more" to see how we helped a UK-based Oil & Gas Operator to shorten the duration of a turnaround by ~40% thanks to the right technology!

Marketi Insights & Analytics
Marketing Managers: Data Analytics to get more leads for your tech products

TechnologyCatalogue.com is growing fast. We’re rapidly going towards 500 technologies, and already >35,000 unique users have made use of the platform to select technologies that can improve business performance.

Besides the free subscription for suppliers, we also offer paid services. One of the services that we provide is ‘Market Insights & Analytics’.

The analytics give you powerful insights that can help you maximise the market potential of your technology. Learn more in this article!

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New service: monthly technology update

In one of our recent blogs, we shared three tips for Operators to increase the chances that technology gets deployed and replicated. 

Multiple people responded to the blog, and indicated that it would be great to receive a monthly e-mail summary of new additions to TechnologyCatalogue.com, such that it can support items 2 and 3 as per above. This is now something that we have added to our services menu.

Read how it works in our latest article!

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Radical Innovation – Everybody can if they know how

Steinar’s practical guide is based on his experience over the years with radical innovation in Equinor and other companies. The book sums up the knowledge he has gained from this journey in a story-like format, emphasizing the importance of taking a systematic approach to radical innovation. Although TechnologyCatalogue.com does not focus on radical innovation, there is still a seamless fit with what we do. In this blog, we will explain what the link is!

 

UK Energy Technology Platform
Accelerating the energy transition whilst making the most of existing assets & expertise

The UK’s energy sector is changing more rapidly than ever before, driven by societal expectations and today’s challenging economic environment. Besides, the need for accelerated technology deployment has increased further as a result of the current low oil and gas prices as well as the current COVID-19 pandemic. To help address these challenges, the UK Energy Technology Platform was recently launched. In this article, we talk to Colin Black, Founder and Owner of Carjon-NRG, an Aberdeen headquartered Technology Deployment Service Company, delivering energy innovation around the world. Together we discuss the UK Energy Technology Platform, its functionalities, how it can address business needs and how it is a revolutionary asset for the Energy Industry - keeping in mind the challenges as outlined above! 

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A customised platform for your country

Country platforms - like the UK Energy Technology Platform – are delivered jointly with local partners that have an extensive network and a solid reputation. Naturally, these local partners share in the success of the platform. Also, it gives them a chance to create visibility for their own technology deployment services to get technologies deployed, this way helping suppliers and end-users to improve business performance...

Offshore Wind | 6 Technologies You Should Definitely Keep in Mind
Offshore Wind | 6 Technologies You Should Definitely Keep in Mind

At TechnologyCatalogue.com, we have made it our mission to help companies find new technologies as easy as finding a restaurant. In addition, contributing to the energy transition is a pillar for our company. Offshore wind represents now a large section in the energy market that more and more players in the field are trusting, being a powerful and effective resource for the good of our economy and the health of our oceans. The Energy world is changing and we are proud to contribute to such a change! Why don’t you have a look at this selection of technologies?

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Getting technology deployed and replicated – 3 tips for Operators

No one would argue with the statement that effective technology deployment is essential to reap the full benefit from technology & innovation efforts. Strangely enough, though, there are very few companies that we know of that have someone who is overall responsible for the technology deployment drive within the company.

Getting technology deployed and replicated – 3 tips for suppliers
Getting technology deployed and replicated | 3 tips for suppliers

Operators naturally hold many of the keys to accelerate the uptake of technology within their organisation, but there are also things that suppliers can do more of, such that the chances increase that technology is getting deployed and replicated by others. In this blog, we want to share 3 tips for suppliers.

 

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Streamlining your technology deployment activities with clear guidance

Most Operators would agree that technology and innovation are critical to remain competitive. Also, most Operators would agree with the statement that effective deployment is key to reap the full benefit from the technology & innovation efforts. Yet, few companies that we know of have effective technology deployment guidelines in place, such that it is clear to staff the steps they need to take to effectively get technology deployed into the business.

Best of both worlds
Combining the best of both worlds with a customised, ring-fenced platform

Over the years we have supported tens of different Operators with streamlining technology delivery. Essentially all these companies have some sort of internal technology catalogue, in different shapes and forms. Sometimes these catalogues are very basic; such as an overview in PowerPoint or in Excel. And sometimes these catalogues are more advanced, including web-based environments. 

Technology solutions meet deployment expertise
Technology solutions meet deployment expertise: How the Technology Catalogue will help deployment in the energy industry

TechnologyCatalogue.com was launched in Q3 2018 as a key tool to support the deployment of novel and proven technologies in the energy industry. It may be interpreted as a ‘Tripadvisor’ like web platform for technologies. However, there are also some key differences as deploying technology is unfortunately not as simple as booking a hotel or restaurant. Read this blog to find out how TechnologyCatalogue.com connects an overview of technologies for the energy industry from deployment expertise to maximise impact for suppliers, end-users and investors.

How to build a Technology Plan?
How to build a Technology Plan? A practical guide for leaders and practitioners.

The current  business climate poses many threats, but also offer opportunities to do things differently. As a result, many people have been tasked with building a Technology Plan for their organisation. For those that have never built such a plan, it can be difficult to determine where to start. In this blog we give you some practical guidance.

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How effective is your company in getting technology deployed?

One of the books that I read years ago when I did my MBA was Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey Moore. The book describes the challenges to get products accepted by the early majority; this requires a different approach compared to selling products to innovators and early adopters.

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Minimizing the inspection scope for Turnarounds by applying a Minimum Intervention Strategy

The Minimum Intervention Strategy for Inspection was launched at the API Inspection Summit in Galveston. The objective is reducing the scope for turn arounds by optimizing the use of Risk-Based Inspection analysis, applying Non-Intrusive Inspection where possible and replacing human entries for inspection with robot inspections.

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Is your technology portfolio robust in the current environment?

 

CTO’s and other technology leaders in Oil & Gas companies may all recognize this… You have a portfolio of technology solutions to address business challenges, and you’re experiencing less pull for the technologies as a result of COVID-19 and the low oil price. Or even no pull at all!

Tech Positioning Programme
Attract the right customers for your technology with the Tech Positioning Programme!

 

Although today’s business environment is clearly very challenging, there are still many opportunities to make a difference with technology. How can you maximise the chances of success, and organise your activities such that the uptake of technology is accelerated, even in today’s environment?