A Solution for Inefficient Transport in the Oilfield: Uber for Crude Trucks

POSTED BY Thomas Hunt ON August 19, 2019 IN Blog, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM, Featured Resource, Optimization

It’s one of the most common challenges in the oilfield: inefficient transportation of trucks that carry crude oil, sand, and produced water to and from the wellsite. Not only are these transportation costs high, but on average these trucks travel empty 50% of the time. It all adds up to a price that can significantly …

Machine Learning Saves Millions By Predicting Crude-Hauler Rejects: Part 2

POSTED BY Thomas Hunt ON August 13, 2019 IN Analytics, Blog, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM

In the first post of this series about crude oil load rejections, we discussed the extent of the problem, its estimated cost to producers and first purchasers, and how rejections can be predicted. These were the highlights: In our sample, first purchasers rejected 2.6% of crude oil loads because of high BS&W. The cost of …

How Data Analytics Transformed the NBA and Can Do the Same for the Energy Industry

POSTED BY Thomas Hunt ON July 16, 2019 IN Analytics, Blog, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM, Featured Resource, Uncategorized

After the NBA finals, during which the Toronto Raptors won their first-ever championship, NPR released a podcast about the impact that data analytics had on the game. The following is capSpire’s spin on this topic and its implications for the energy industry. A New Rule The three-point shot was introduced to the NBA in 1979 …

8 Highlights from the 9th Annual OPIS NGL Summit 2019

POSTED BY Thomas Hunt ON March 6, 2019 IN Blog, Digital Transformation, Featured Resource, Optimization

Recently, hundreds of professionals in the natural gas liquids (NGL) industry gathered at the OPIS NGL Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the annual conference that brings together the majority of the industry in one place to set up contracts, network, and attend educational sessions. From these presentations and conversations with attendees emerged distinct themes …

Cloud-Based Enterprise Information Repository and Analytics Solution Redefined How a RightAngle User Derives Insights

POSTED BY Divvayya Kakarla ON January 17, 2019 IN Analytics, Blog, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM, RightAngle

A large refined-products retailer in the midstream space experienced a problem that could sound familiar to many other industry players: its existing risk-reporting procedures were largely manual and spreadsheet-driven. Generally, spreadsheets make handling and configuring large volumes of data difficult. But spreadsheets also lack the tools necessary to efficiently analyze daily position and P&L data, …

Online Trade Execution is a Growing Trend in the Refined-Products Industry

POSTED BY Trent Amos ON December 14, 2018 IN Blog, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM, Gravitate

According to Microsoft’s 2018 Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report, 88% percent of customers worldwide expect businesses to provide online customer self-service portals. This is especially true in the U.K. (92%) and U.S. (88%) where customer support has become an increasingly high priority. The Energy space is paying attention to this trend, and industry …

5 Questions CTRM Analytics Answer: Part 4

POSTED BY Scott Creed ON November 23, 2018 IN Analytics, Blog, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM

Previously, we’ve discussed question 1, question 2, and question 3 that commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) analytics answer. Question 4: Who are my best customers? To better focus marketing initiatives and incentive offerings, reduce risks, and increase revenue, you need to identify who your most reliable and profitable customers are. These customers are the …

Customer-Data Management for Top Direct-Selling Energy Company

POSTED BY Emily Fixter ON November 9, 2018 IN Analytics, Case Study, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM

Centralized Data Mart Decreases Data-Quality Issue Resolution Time by 85% The client is one of the largest direct sellers of energy, as well as wireless and home security services, to consumers in the global energy market. Under its business model, existing customers act as salespeople to encourage new customers to sign up and are paid …

Improve Operational Decision Making and Maximize Profit with capSpire’s New Natural Gas Network Optimization Platform

POSTED BY Ben Ridgway ON October 19, 2018 IN Blog, Digital Transformation, E/CTRM, Optimization

The shoulder seasons bring significant uncertainty to natural-gas markets. During this time, unexpected weather events in particular can wreak havoc on spot natural-gas prices. Imagine the scenario in which bid week took place just over two weeks ago, during which baseload purchases and sales for October were negotiated, as well as firm transport on pipeline …

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