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Analytics Autonomy using Petrons

The most powerful concept, which instantly captures an engineer’s attention, is the Petron.  Petrons are the most intuitive, efficient, and natural way to interact with oil and gas data.  There is no need to combine spreadsheets, run JOINs in SQL, or create a specialized BI view to form an integrated dataset.  Instead, disparate data sources loaded into a Petron are auto-normalized, classified, and contextualized.   

The result is Analytics Autonomy. 

Do valuable work 

In oil and gas, almost every data source depends on the others: lateral length informs decline curves, completion intensity impacts well spacing, bit aggressiveness impacts failure rates.  Today, when an engineer wants to investigate an interesting question, most of his/her time is spent doing custodial work on the appropriate interconnected datasets.  With Petrons, data is delivered on-demand to users in an analytics-ready format. 

Add new data types 

There are a plethora of new measurement technologies on the market today: DNA tracers, electromagnetics, offset pressure gauges, etc.  The challenge lies in integrating these powerful new datatypes into a model that already exists.  Outside of images in presentations, it is extremely difficult to incorporate these new measurements into the analysis.  Petrons empower engineers to incorporate new measurements into their analysis with just a few clicks. 

Scale insights 

Engineers are perpetually identifying new areas for improvement and performing analysis to support their conclusions.  However, it is difficult to scale a single engineer’s work product in a format that is usable by others.  Petrons are a shared workspace that is automatically populated with each engineer’s latest models and work products.   

Accelerate time to value 

By eliminating analytics friction, Petrons are empowering engineers to 1) solve problems faster and 2) deliver new workflows to their peers.  Organizations can move new ideas from the whiteboard to the field faster than ever before, operationalizing high-value engineering insights in days, not months. 

By eliminating tedious, data normalization work while quickly delivering insights to the business, Petrons transform engineering teams from cost centers to profit centers. 

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Connected Analytics

The world changes too fast to depend on top-down decision making.  Engineering teams must be empowered to generate, and act on, their own technical analysis. At the same time, modern technical challenges require cross-functional teams that may be distributed globally. How then, do fragmented teams of domain experts collaborate to deliver high-quality decisions?

The answer is Connected Analytics. 

Step 1: Merge subsurface and operational data delivers an industry-first environment for blending and interrogating 100+ operational and geotechnical data types: the Petron.  Petrons allow operational data types (e.g. WITS streams, frac van files, production volumes) to be contextualized by subsurface data types (e.g. directional surveys, SEG-Y, fiber optics).  Data blending and co-visualization is now as easy as a drag-and-drop. 

Step 2: Apply your own expertise to the work product 

After loading the appropriate data types into a Petron, you can begin to perform your own analysis.  Use previously developed models (stored in other Petrons), or uncover new relationships using’s inbuilt machine learning.  No need to create a PDF or upload a shared drive; your new Petron is automatically stored and updated across your team. 

Step 3: Collaborate with your peers 

Petrons provide a social workspace for experts to annotate data, share newly created models, and collaborate like never before.  Each team member can independently perform their own knowledge work, all from the same source – a shared Petron.  As new analysis is performed, the Petron and all dependent workflows are updated to reflect the team’s latest insight. 

Step 4: Build new value and start the next wave of optimization 

With the power of the Petron, engineering teams can focus their energy where it matters: making the next well more efficient and more productive.  By iteratively and fluidly incorporating new learnings, the possibilities are endless. 

Connected analytics is a new assembly line.  Rather than passing physical products to the next station, modern engineers are passing digital knowledge work to the next area of expertise.  This modern workforce must be able to interact with their peers digitally, expects a high level of interactivity, everyday tools to support remote work.  Incumbent software was not designed for the challenges of this century;, and the Petron, were born in it.