Optimization of Flight Plans for the Energy Sector

Optimization of Flight Plans for the Energy Sector

Gaining efficiency and lowering costs have become the unofficial mantras of the energy sector during the latest industry downturn. As the supply-demand imbalance dragged down commodity prices and profits, many companies have turned to technology to improve operations.

While the basics of aerodynamics remain unchanged there has been a significant change in the flight operations around the world. One of the key trends in this segment is automation. A potential area for automation is the creation of flight plans based on current or future forecast of people movement demands. Automation of flight plans considers the factors that affect a flight, in line with new technologies to produce a plan with minimum flight time, higher utilization and higher productivity resulting in reduced operational cost and fuel usage.

This white paper details a solution from IBS that optimizes flights for the energy sector by automating the helicopter and fixed wing flight scheduling process. IBS' optimization solution maximizes aircraft utilization and minimizes cost by focusing on opportunities to combine flights and downsize fleet sizes. The optimization solution predicts flight plans based on defined business constraints and logic for the demand input provided to it. Automation and optimization of flight plans have significantly improved operational efficiency and decision making capabilities of aviation logistics.

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Digital Transformation - Rail & Road Workforce Logistics

Digital Transformation Rail & Road Workforce Logistics

The growing complexity of land based workforce logistics and technology advancements are driving business process automation and innovations to optimize the supply chain. True digital transformation can be achieved through a paperless future with information exchanged on computers and tablets and digitally signed by stakeholders.

In this white paper, you can learn how leaders in oil & gas, mining, chemicals & construction industries can leverage artificial intelligence & mobile cloud computing technologies to go paperless and achieve new levels of operational efficiency with workforce logistics for road & rail networks.

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Top 5 Cost Optimization Innovations in Upstream Oil & Gas Logistics

Top 5 Cost Optimization Innovations in Upstream Oil & Gas Logistics

2016 was a challenging year for the Oil & Gas industry. Rampant supply, a weakening global demand, the slowing economic growth around the world were a few factors leading to the woes seen.

However, these challenges for the industry present some excellent opportunities. Innovation has never been more critical in the oil and gas industry. The writing on the wall is clear; companies must innovate, or perish!

Oil and gas companies continue to explore new avenues to optimize exploration, production and crude processing. Logistics is the backbone of any oil and gas company, and is an area where continuous innovation is imperative for the company to remain competitive.

This report presents about the top five innovations for cost optimization in upstream logistics in the oil and gas industry.

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Data Analytics in Oil and Gas Industry

Data Analytics in Oil and Gas Industry

A common complaint in the Oil and Gas industry is that there is “too much of data and there is not enough information”. Leading Oil and Gas companies are now recognizing that valuable information is available yet remains untapped. The volume of data has been ever increasing. Concepts of digital oil field, new technologies and ubiquitous availability of broadband have added to the volume, variety and velocity of data. Data analytics describe a new generation of technologies and architectures designed to economically extract value from large volumes of a wide variety of data by enabling high velocity capture, discovery and analysis.

The increase in per barrel production cost has decreased the margins to a new low. This combined with the potential to extract difficult oil from previously unimaginable sources has brought the focus upon logistics and its associated costs, making optimization of logistical costs through the streamlining of operations, the need of the hour. This white paper intends to address the use of Data Analytics in Oil and Gas logistics and how it can contribute to the overall improvement of logistical operative efficiency.

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Corporate Travel & Logistics Integration

Corporate Travel & Logistics Integration

As volatile oil prices prompt the search for additional savings, more companies are looking to manage their logistics and business travel as a single process through a single provider. A streamlined process allows for easier reporting, both for internal tracking purposes and for reporting activity based on local regulations, a tricky task when managing crew rotations in manual spreadsheets. By centralizing and managing the process from end to end, companies have more control of each of their travellers' trips. This includes better visibility and control of worker certifications, endto- end itinerary management (eg, helo, vessel and rig) and more. CWT & IBS fully support clients who combine their logistics and business travel operations, recognizing this opportunity to introduce enhanced efficiencies, safety and savings of 10-15% of overall travel spend.

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Challenging Times Pax - Movement in Oil & Gas lndustry

Challenging Times Pax - Movement in Oil & Gas lndustry

The challenges faced by Oil & Gas companies in efficiently managing people logistics to various parts of the globe to support their operations are many. Different companies try to tackle the challenges in the industry differently. However, every business entity in the Oil and Gas industry are in constant pursuit of the best solution that can offer quality, ease-of-use, safety, compliance, state-of-the-art technology and seamless operations, all at the same time while enhancing their overall operating efficiency and minimizing costs. Let's take a look at how the usage of new generation technologies & systems in logistics, have assisted the companies in this endeavor.

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