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Industry News: Digital Oilfield Strategy & Fracking Ban

  
  
  
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It’s time for this week’s industry news. From hacking the Nest thermostat to the latest lawsuits over the fracking ban, we’ve got the latest news you need to know. Find out how to build a successful digital oilfield in Cimation’s webinar. Also, learn more about the future expansion in the Marcellus, Permian Basin Shales.

Cimation Webinar: Build a Successful Digital Oilfield Strategy in 6 Steps

  
  
  
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In today’s competitive oil and gas industry, there is strong pressure to meet increased market demands while lowering operating costs and improving return for investors and company stakeholders. Many companies are switching to Digital Oilfield solutions as a means to build and sustain a competitive edge. This technology allows you to manage production and personnel, resulting in reduced costs, increased production and safety. What is that worth to you?

Industry News: New Texas Pipeline, Black Hat & DEF CON Sneak Peek

  
  
  
Houston Pipeline

This week’s Industry News gives you a sneak peek into the action of the 2014 Black Hat and DEF CON shows. We also take a look into oil prices affected by planned US airstrikes. Some good news includes new Texas pipeline heading to Houston and other announcements from MarkWest.

Industry News: Security Tips from the Military & New Case Study

  
  
  
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There is a lot happening in the world this week, so much that we understand that it can be tough keeping up to date with industry news. This is why we put together the top stories that help you stay up to date on industry happenings while still keeping up with what's going on with the rest of the world. This week we found the latest security tips from the military and the latest oil and automation revenue.

Mid-year Work Crisis? Tell Us About It.

  
  
  
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We're in the thick of summer here in Texas and looks like there is no end in sight to the brutal heat. You could say the same about this year. It's been a wild year of new (or extended) projects.  There have been changes in the organization everywhere you look. Now, many are anxiously awaiting their mid-year checkpoints even though it feels like we just finalized our Tours of Duty.  Don’t worry; this mid-year thing doesn't have to have you go running for a padded cell somewhere! Let me give you some advice to help you stay sane this summer.

New Case Study: Cimation Enables Operational Insight

  
  
  
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Cimation's latest case study dives into the intelligent management of Big Data in the process control domain. Data gathered from various field devices is one of the most valuable resources available to companies in the energy industry in regards to process optimzation and efficiency. However, many companies have difficulty managing this data, as it requires a high level of process expertise. Learn how Cimation Enterprise Data Solutions experts leveraged intimate knowledge of historian, server technologies and best practices to develop and implement process screens and custom reporting tools using OSI PI. Discover how Cimation improved operational intelligence for more than 400 wells throughout the Eagle Ford and Permian Shales.

Industry News: Mobile is the New Desktop, New Crude Rules

  
  
  
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Our weekly industry news keeps you updated on the latest items you need to know. Don’t you want to be the know-it-all by the water cooler? Or impress your co-workers with all the latest facts and stories? Need some witty banter to liven up your Friday meetings? Well we’ve got the news for you. Find out who's the latest to join the BP Board. Take a look at an infographic that details the trends in mobile. Finally, learn the latest manufacturing updates from Kepware.

Race with the Machines, Not Against Them.

  
  
  
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As a futurist and also an automation consultant, I’ve believed in the power of machines for a long time.  I’ve recently watched a TED talk by Erik Brynjolfsson, The key to growth? Race with the Machines. In this talk Brynjolfsson discusses the fear many have in regards to machines and technology. As the machines take more jobs, many think it’s the end of growth, that soon our jobs will be obsolete. He refutes this idea and explains that if we work alongside machines and not against them we can become exponentially more powerful.

Industry News: Havex Threat & Latest Sanctions Against Russia

  
  
  
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A lot has happened this week, and Cimation is here to make sure you're up on the latest headlines with our weekly round-up of Industry News. Learn about the latest tactical mitigation strategies for the Havex Malware threat and the 5 cyber security threats to watch for. Also, find out how recent events and sanctions against Russia are affecting the oil and gas industry. Finally, brush up on the latest automation news and learn how GE brings data insight to other OEMs.

Cimation's Havex Summary Report - Threats & Mitigation

  
  
  
havex malware report

A previous spot report released by Cimation's ICS Threat Intelligence team provided a threat overview of Havex, the malware family being used for targeted attacks against specific industry sectors. What many reports fail to mention is that this malware code has been altered to specifically target ICS/SCADA systems. Cimation’s concentrated knowledge of ICS/SCADA systems engineering and security provides a unique perspective on this evolving threat. In this newly-released summary report, Cimation's ICS Threat Intelligence and Vulnerability Research Teams expose the operational-level impact and technical indicators of compromise from this attack.

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