Martinez talks about the firms background in environmental engineering and how their experience is being used for designing the Davi Refinery, Belfield, ND, the cleanest refinery in the United States.
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.
It's tempting to think of software as just creating the digital counterparts of real-world items such as email versus letters or an Excel spreadsheet versus a ledger. And at a basic level, this is true. After all, the oil and gas industry spends $5 billion each year on paper records which can be managed more inexpensively by digital document software.