Information Management

As trusted advisors to the E&P industry, we help to design, implement and support practical information management services and solutions that enable our customers to gain insight and make effective business decisions.

Sword’s IM expertise in Oil and Gas gives our customers the assurance to perform activities efficiently across the upstream lifecycle. From subsurface to engineering, production and corporate functions, we  help to reduce risk and costs, and increase insight and safety.

Business Challenges
Solutions
Business Outcomes

Business Challenges

Data is universally recognised as one of an organisations most valuable assets. Invariably within the Oil and Gas and most other industries, data is unorganised. This means that organisations can not realise the hidden value within data because they don’t know where it is, they don’t trust it and misunderstand how to use it effectively.

Data volumes, complexity and integration demands are only compounding this situation but organisations that are on a journey to solving these problems are gaining real competitive advantage.

Solutions

We will help you to get your data into a usable and meaningful state.  We will help authenticate you data and present it in a way that allows you to better visualise and interpret your data assets, allowing you to maximise your value. Once we reach this state, you have a data model that you can trust.

Business Outcomes

Once you can trust your data then you can perform meaning analysis using a wide range of tools and techniques to allow better, more reliable fact based decisions making, for example, in Oil and Gas, inventory management costs and procurement costs will be reduced through a better understanding of your spares holding.

Our guiding principles for all of our solutions are Cost Reduction, Increase Productivity, Improved Risk Management, Improved Regulatory Compliance and better Customer and Employee Engagement. If our solutions do not directly contribute to delivering one more of these, then they are not the correct solution.

Our Services

Data
Science

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Data Analytics, Integration & Visualisation

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Business
Processes

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Subsurface Data & Information
Management

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Engineering Data & Information Management

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Technology & Application Support

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The combination of readily available and affordable cloud computing capacity, access to ‘big data’ and the application of AI, ML and other techniques is transforming the way we work and will have a game-changing effect on business operations. Our Data Science services bring together the world of the ‘traditional’ Upstream Data Subject Matter Experts and the world of Data Science to effectively exploit this enormous potential. We are helping our customers develop and deploy new practical solutions to common industry problems, resulting in huge time and cost efficiencies, greater accuracy and reliability with reduced risk.
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The value that evolving Information Management practices and technologies offer (including readily available tools like PowerBI) will be realised as more data sources become integrated into a common environment, allowing customers to drive collaborative working and efficient decision making. Our customers work with many technologies, so we always focus on the business needs rather than technical platforms.
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Our work covers the business processes in engineering, geoscience and corporate disciplines. Our consultants and business analysts work with customers to deliver improvements by optimising both the Information Management and IT systems that those activities rely upon. IM specialists make sure that the information complies with retention policies, meets legal obligations, adheres to company policies and international standards. The effect of this is to minimise risk and maximise business efficiency.
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We have a 30-year history and a body of expertise, dedicated to providing subsurface data and information management support and advice. This experience includes working with unstructured subsurface records and documents, through to geospatial, production, seismic and well data types, along with the supporting technologies, standards and governance practices. Our ability to place the right person or project team for any set of requirements is one of our defining attributes, and we undertake this in a rapid, flexible and efficient manner to ensure the success of the organisations we support. We focus on minimising the demands placed upon our sponsors and stakeholders. We deliver work on-site at customer locations, or from our own facilities depending on our customer requirements.
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Solid Information Management principles help duty holders operate efficiently and comply with their Safety Cases. We help customers streamline crucial activities such as engineering management of change, by ensuring that the information supporting that activity is correct and dependable. High quality engineering information reduces the need for surveys, offshore trips, and can help reduce spares inventory and improve procurement. We are serving a rising demand for information services to support asset transfers, and new projects. Sword services address the whole cycle; from exploration & reservoir development, through drilling & completions, to capital projects, production & operations, facilities and engineering.
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Sword customers work with many technologies, so we always focus on the business needs rather than technical platforms. We offer consulting services for technologies that are almost universal, such as Microsoft Office365 and Azure, through to petrotechnical applications. Furthermore, we offer specialised support to help alleviate the problems of legacy systems and information silos, such as our Engineering Master Data Model. As organisations become more data-centric, we can provide apps to help with tasks such as offshore inspections and surveys. Sword’s technical consulting and digital services can help companies get the most out of their current systems and provide pragmatic modernisation roadmaps that deliver clearly identified business benefits.
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