“Intelligent Salesman”

I heard a joke recently about DoF – Digital (or Intelligent) Oil Field. It says that the most intelligent component of the Intelligent Oil Field initiative is the salesman. As in any joke, there is some truth to it. The joke clearly points to the over-emphasis placed...

How much is data worth?

Well, this is similar to the question: “How long is a piece of string?” It all depends on how you look at it. The cost of data can be measured by how much it cost to acquire, store, quality control and communicate with it. But the “value” of the data resides in the...

I love spreadsheets, BUT…

Like any other engineer, I love spreadsheets. They are very powerful, easy to use and can be employed in a wide variety of situations. I use them almost daily for completing personal tasks and, to a limited extent, as handy tools in the business. BUT, the danger is to...