Case Studies

How to automate Records Management

The Challenge The multinational client had comprehensive records management and retention policies and also needed to ensure they adhered to specific country and regional export control legislation.  Flare’s Sirus along with the Flare’s Taxonomies were used to solve these challenges. Users know what information they generate but not necessarily the records management policies that apply […]

Five Benefits Of Deploying An Intelligent Search Solution

Intelligent Search represents the next generation of AI-powered knowledge management and information discovery technology, but what are the real benefits of deploying intelligent search solutions? With over two decades of providing information management services and software to the Energy Industry, Flare have chosen our top five picks for why an Intelligent Search solution would benefit your business.

Making production reporting regulatory compliance easy

The Compliance Challenge Our client was a Joint Venture operator of a large multi-billion-dollar oilfield development project. It was important to ensure that all of the company’s regulatory and partner reporting was in place, tested and operational before first oil. Around 200 periodic reports, from daily to annual, were identified during a full business process […]

Implementing Data Governance (DG)

Project Description A large multinational energy operator wanted to set up a company wide Data Governance framework and a standardised approach to data management for its different business segments. Flare was engaged to design the initial data governance and standards. Flare’s Approach Flare developed a data governance framework and a data standard and guideline hierarchy […]

How to implement Field Development Planning (FDP) processes

The Challenge The client was a multinational energy company, with a presence in most countries of the world. Whilst the client had mature business processes defined and shared across teams, the processes were on paper and did not connect with users. The client was already using Flare’s Catalog and Taxonomy technologies to classify a wide […]


Integrating search for physical and digital items using a metadata catalog The Challenge Flare was asked to support an international E&P company seeking a solution to enhance their information classification and help solve the challenges of finding information across their organisation. In addition, the solution needed to enable their physical E&P archive library to capture […]

How to migrate large volumes of content.

The Challenge Flare’s client, a multinational energy company, had embarked upon a technical refresh initiative to replace all Livelink-based central data hubs and in-country document repositories with SharePoint. With over seven million documents to migrate, Flare was asked to provide the solution. Flare’s Approach Flare worked with the client to understand the existing information architecture, […]

Tagging Provision

Find out how easy it can be to add metadata tags to content Project Description/Issue The client is a joint-venture (JV), operating one of the largest, most complex fields in the Middle East. The joint-venture was taking over an asset from the long-term operator, and faced a number of contractual challenges in obtaining legacy content […]

The easy way to implement a management system

Linking best practice, internal and external standards to manage knowledge Drilling Management System See how one client benefitted from an easy- to-use compliance system that exploits company knowledge, by sharing best practice well delivery throughout the organisation – connecting process to engineers. The Challenge The client, an independent exploration and production company based in Scotland […]

E&P IT Benchmarking

Project Outline Flare was engaged by a national E&P industry association to design and perform a benchmarking study on a subset of their producer members. The intention of the project was to understand the magnitude of resources and associated costs of IT and IM activities across a range of oil and gas companies. The results […]

Regulatory Reporting

Workshop delivery with senior management. The client, a regional oil and gas regulatory agency, was in the process of reviewing its mandate and operations model. Flare was engaged to develop and deliver a workshop on regulatory information management for senior staff. The objective was to identify and explore opportunities and options for improving service to […]

Subsurface Information Management Strategy

Defining an integrated, holistic IM strategy. A major Houston-based upstream operator, was looking for ways to improve and unify its subsurface information management capability following a significant business reorganisation. Flare was engaged to work with their subsurface IM team to develop a globally-consistent information strategy, tightly aligned with concurrent subsurface excellence and IT rationalisation initiatives […]

Global Catalog

The benefits of a global metadata catalog The challenge Sharing information across the globe to users with diverse needs and search requirements proved to be a major challenge for Flare’s client – an international energy company in operation for more than a century. With the client’s exploration and production interests spanning 40 countries, and employing […]

Training, certification and competency management system

TOPAS – Training, Certification & Competency Management system Project Description/Issue The client operates the largest gas storage reservoir in the UK, with 340 bcf cushion gas, 100 bcf storage capacity and a delivery capability of 1.5 bcf per day.   With multiple locations, onshore and offshore, with different shifts patterns and shift requirements, the client faced […]

E&P information cataloging

Flare’s Catalog and Taxonomy technologies have been used to classify a wide range of E&P information types. Exploration and development staff use the search system to find the information they require which can then be downloaded or ordered from the in-house service team. Flare’s Approach Initially delivered to the client by a third party organisation, […]

Integrating technical assurance systems across the E&P value chain

Sub-surface technical assurance system Project Outline The client is an international independent exploration company operating in twenty-seven countries and committed to efficient and effective exploration and production of oil and gas. As part of their ongoing assurance process, a system was required that facilitated technical reviews of opportunities and assets — from regional plays and […]

Production reporting system

RAPOR – Production Reporting System Project Description/Issue The client operates the largest gas storage reservoir in the UK, with 340 bcf cushion gas, 100 bcf storage capacity and a delivery capability of 1.5 bcf per day. The client required a multi-site production reporting system driven by a legislative change to report monthly production to the […]

Production reporting and contracts management

Production reporting and contracts management The client operates a gas field in the Southern North Sea on behalf of a number of partners and uses the Flare ProCoM system to perform the production reporting and to manage the complex gas contracts. Flare’s Approach Initially, Flare replaced the manual production data entry process with an automated […]

Engineering document strategy review

Compliance The client operates one of the largest oil fields in the Middle East. The client needed an independent review of their engineering document management strategy and the related technologies. Flare’s Approach Flare reviewed the proposed strategy and the technologies that were to be deployed both at the client’s offices in the UK and in […]

Operations and production reporting

Operations and Production Reporting, IM Consulting Project Description/Issue As part of an internal improvement program the client wanted to improve operations and production reporting practices throughout the organisation. The engagement looked at the policies, procedures and system requirements across the organisation, engaging with the multi-disciplinary team including senior management, reservoir engineering, production, petroleum engineering and […]

Taxonomy development and classification

Improve search with automatic classification augmented by rich taxonomies Project Outline Challenge A large organisation that specialised in the management and distribution of journals, conference papers and technical papers required its content to be mapped to a new custom taxonomy. The taxonomy was complex in nature, and the large number of records made the task […]

Well log naming standards

Practical Well-log Standards (PWLS) The well logging companies produce a huge number of measurements (logging curves) with company-specific names and mnemonics. What was required was a way to prioritise and standardise these curves by classifying the physical properties they were measuring. This was the PWLS concept of ‘standard curve types’. Flare’s Approach Working with POSC […]

Fluid data policy and workflows

Reservoir fluids data management As part of a three year long programme of initiatives aimed at improving the subsurface data management within the business unit, a team worked on improving the quality, reliability and accessibility of reservoir fluids data. The policies and workflows generated by the project team were then adopted by headquarters for use […]

Ensuring compliance for well regulatory reporting

Project Outline Our client operated a number of oil and gas fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and was responsible for reporting well data to the Norwegian authorities within six months of a well being drilled. This deadline was often missed, and the data reported was often incomplete. The client deployed Flare’s Tracker system to […]

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