Energy & Resources Logistics

Building a “future-ready” supply chain for energy and resources logistics

Building a “future-ready” supply chain for energy and resources logistics
As we look towards the "new normal" as a sign of recovery from the pandemic, a key question we need to ask ourselves is: what does - or will - the "new normal" look like? At IBS Software, we think that "future-ready" supply chains and logistics for upstream energy and resources will display the following characteristics: Collaborative ecosystems Lack of collaboration between interdependent internal and external functions have caused longstanding operational inefficiencies and cost overruns that make supply chains vulnerable to large-scale disruptions. For an oil, gas, or energy operator, with ...
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Accelerating low carbon supply chains in Africa's energy sector

Accelerating low carbon supply chains in Africa's energy sector
Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is a formidable task for the global energy industry, but one of vital importance. In Africa, we're facing the triple challenge of tackling emissions, building sustainable sources to meet growing energy needs, and mitigating the economic impact of our heavy reliance on oil. For transformational change to be successful, we need to collectively adopt a pragmatic, commercially viable, and action-oriented approach to tackling emissions. This approach needs to have a clear focus on operating the cleanest, high-margin portfolio of energy production ...
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What's next for real-time personnel tracking and contact tracing in the oil, gas, and mining industries?

What's next for real-time personnel tracking and contact tracing in the oil, gas, and mining industries?
Personnel tracking continues to be a key focus area for Health Safety and Environment (HSE) departments in the oil and gas industry, especially in hazardous environments. Over the last decade, companies invested in real-time personnel solutions using technologies like Ultra-Wideband (UWB) or Wi-Fi based active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), despite its high CAPEX and OPEX. During the pandemic, countries adopted new contact tracing methodologies using digital Apps and technologies like NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, QR codes, CCTV, mobile-data, and credit cards. Oil, gas, and mining companies can...
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Building "digilient" workforce logistics in energy and resources

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With vaccinations picking up and crude nearing multi-year highs, oil and gas, and mining companies are actively looking to increase operational resilience without compromising efficiency. For an industry that has lived through three dips in the past twelve years, the rapid destruction of demand during the pandemic was a completely new experience. Many companies opted for mere skeleton crews for maintenance and inspection, resulting in a tsunami of job losses. Companies were forced to resort to various measures, including increasing local hires, relocating critical resources, reorganizing works...
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Driving forces accelerating recovery and shaping the future of energy and resources logistics

Driving forces accelerating recovery and shaping the future of energy and resources logistics
Logistics and supply chain activities in the upstream energy and resources industry are slowly recovering. Yet, the pandemic revealed just how much the industry needs to transform, both in terms of technology and working practices. Building on our roadmap to Covid-19 recovery, let´s explore what has changed in our industry and how the driving forces behind those changes can accelerate recovery and build resilience for the future. How the pandemic reshaped energy and resources logistics While the pandemic accelerated transformation on many fronts, five stand out for logistics and supply chain i...
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