The shale revolution currently evolving in North America and soon the world is reshaping the global energy equation. Coupled with the elements of advances in technology and industry forces, a perfect storm has created an opportunity inflection point not seen since the late 1970s with the introduction of computing in O&G. This inflection point provides the opportunity for O&G and petrochemical companies to revolutionize their approach to the use of data and information to deliver 21st century business value.
The PI System has also evolved over the last 30+ years from an enterprise “historian” into an enterprise integration and applications infrastructure, and with this evolution, the opportunity for companies to move from a tactical use of the PI System to using strategically by leveraging the PI System to accelerate the opportunities this new inflection point offers.
This presentation describes elements of the perfect storm and the resulting inflection point as an opportunity for using the PI System a strategic enterprise integration and application infrastructure. Key concepts will be presented and reinforced by use cases presented in at the UC2014 in San Francisco and OSIsoft Regional Seminars.
The audience will learn how other companies use the PI System strategically to take advantage of this inflection point resulting from the shale revolution, technology forces, and industry forces to drive significant business value and to support their 21st century sustainability vision.
CRAIG HARCLERODE is a 35 year O&G industry veteran in the use of automation and information technologies to improve the performance and profitability of O&G and Petrochemical organizations. His career has included a variety of operations, management, executive management, and consultative positions at O&G companies (Amoco/BP) and solutions providers (Honeywell and AspenTech.
In his current role as the Global O&G Business Development Executive at OSIsoft, Harclerode consults with O&G companies globally on how the PI System can add value to their organizations as a strategic real-time integration and applications infrastructure. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering with honors from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.