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BP p.l.c. (BP) is an international oil and gas company. The Company operates in more than 80 countries, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products. The Company operates two
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"It was extremely helpful that we ...
"It was extremely helpful that we could create the solution using the SQL Server databases that we already had and understood at BP," says Stephen Fortune, Information Management Director, Gulf of Mexico Strategic Performance Unit, BP.
"That was a benefit during development, and it will mean more cost-effective maintenance of the solution on a continuing basis."
chose the Web services-based Virtual Earth software to provide the geographic imagery for the solution.
"Virtual Earth is a very natural fit for us, one that integrates well with our existing Microsoft infrastructure, including our intranet portal," says Fortune
"We've always faced the challenge of integrating data from multiple sources so people could do their jobs more efficiently," says Fortune
"This data visualization solution is changing the way we do business," says Fortune
Another exceptional aspect of the solution, according to Fortune
, is speed.
The use of Web services to integrate weather data feeds means the solution is always displaying realtime information.
Moreover, BP crisis team members don't have to wait for the screen to catch up with their actions.
"One of the things that differentiates this application from a lot of what we've seen is the lack of screen recovery time," says Fortune
"The full, intuitive picture you get from data visualization makes you more proactive in your work, and this isn't unique to crisis response," says Fortune
Steve Fortune Information Management Director, Gulf of Mexico Strategic Performance Unit
Steve Fortune (BP) ventured ...
Steve Fortune (BP) ventured that information management was more important than the digital oilfield.
also noted that the digital oilfield was moving from pilots into ‘full scale, value generating deployments.'
Optimizing Production in the Gulf of Mexico, Steve Fortune, Information Management Director, BP
Steve Fortune, Information ...
Steve Fortune, Information Management Director, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, BP
"Products like PetroTrek Web Services and ...
"Products like PetroTrek Web Services and Solutions are important to our operations, and integral to our Field of the Future Program," said Steve Fortune, information management director, for BP, Gulf of Mexico."