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Mastering Data Drives Operational Efficiency for Oil and Gas Companies

The low price of oil coupled with the pandemic has resulted in budget cuts and significant shifts in how companies are operating. Forward looking energy companies are using this time to refresh their aging technology roadmap and introduce a modern and reliable digital blueprint for their enterprise. Analysts indicate that…

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Vice President of EnergyIQ -

Steve Cooper is Vice President of EnergyIQ by Quorum Software, a recognized leader in the oil & gas data management arena. As part of EnergyIQ, he has developed a sophisticated Well Master Data Management platform that supports critical decision-making at many oil and gas companies today. He started EnergyIQ in early 2008 after 14 years at Petroleum Information (later IHS) with 5 years spent as the CIO. He is a past Chief Communications Officer and Board Member with the PPDM Association. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for two publicly-traded gold mining companies.

Steve holds a Ph.D. in Automated Mine Surveying & Planning, Nottingham University, England and Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from Nottingham University, England. He worked in several soft and hard rock mines upon graduating, but switched to the petroleum industry shortly thereafter, taking a number of classes at the Colorado School of Mines. 

Steve has been published in numerous journals and has presented at industry conferences on subjects including data quality, governance, master data management, analytics and visualization. Recently, Steve joined the Data Analytics advisory board at Denver University and is an occasional contributor at the Colorado School of Mines.

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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