an alternative venue for small oil independants and technology start-ups to have a voice, and they ultimately are the drivers of the new economySmall business is indeed seen as both a driver and beneficiary of the new economy. And as oil fields mature world wide, smaller operators will take over more of the mature field developements such as the North Sea, whilst super majors continue farther afield in larger plays such as Iraq.
This forums talks will soon be posted: its keynote was bp on the Oil Field of the Future using Energistics standards to
- knit together multi-faceted oilfield contractor data (mud logging, MWD etc.)
- transfer much of the decision-making to onshore offices from offshore rigs