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Integrating your business with your information

Flare was founded in 1998 as an organization specializing in E&P Information Management by an executive team who are all experienced E&P professionals with backgrounds in geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering and operations. At that time we believed that the E&P industry was unable to extract full value from its extensive information assets and that, by taking a business-focussed approach to information management, we could make a difference. We have since worked with all sizes of company from small independents to global super-majors as well as service companies, regulators and industry organizations and have added both broad and in-depth E&P IM experience and technical expertise. Our work ranges from IM assessments, strategy development and standards creation through development and integration of new technology and IM operational excellence, to leading change management and establishing IM measurements. We are also involved in leading-edge research projects and are recognised as thought leaders in the industry. Our people are both geographically and experientially diverse and work in virtual teams to deliver quickly, capably and cost-effectively to our global client base. We’d like to share some of our experiences with you in the ‘papers’ and ‘case studies’.

Intelligent Search

Intelligent Search

Finding the right words isn’t always easy. If you are new to a team or company, or the information you are looking for is obscure and difficult to locate, a traditional search tool may require you to use exactly the right keywords in your search term to produce results ― and even then, things may be a little hit and miss.

But not so with Intelligent Search.

Flare’s innovative search functionality uses Natural Language Processing to analyse and understand your search term, while our comprehensive suite of taxonomies ensure that any aliases, acronyms, spelling mistakes or redundant words are accounted for when compiling and prioritising your search results. …

Is your information efficiently governed

Is your information efficiently governed?

With over two decades of providing data and information management consultancy services to the energy industry, Flare are perfectly positioned to help you develop your information management governance policies.

Incorporating everything from process ownership and information security to establishing lines of accountability, governance is key to maintaining an effective corporate IM framework. Flare’s consultants are on hand to support you in the development and roll-out of an information governance solution tailored to your business.

Call us now if you’d like to know more. …

Autotag makes document tagging easy!

Flare’s Autotag makes document tagging easy

You know you need to tag your documents so someone can find them in the future but would you like some help doing it?

Flare’s Autotag solution automatically does the clever stuff to tag documents with the correct descriptive taxonomic terms, such as document types, well names, field names or disciplines (and others). Tags are selected by interrogating file names, file paths and/or document content, ensuring that each document is stored with the appropriate metadata and enabling better search and retrieval results.

Flare has recently released a new version of Autotag which provides greater functionality and accuracy. Multiple document type tags can now be applied to individual documents, and a new interface allows the QC of tags to be undertaken in a dynamic manner.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. …

What value does Intelligent Search bring to the Energy Industry?

What value does Intelligent Search bring to the Energy Industry?

Intelligence Search delivers better search results based on relevancy, content and data analysis.  These enhanced results are achieved by using Artificial Intelligence to understand and contextualise not only your corporate information repositories, but also the content of the search query and the user profile of the person making it. …
Flare’s Energy Taxonomy expands into Renewables

Flare’s Energy Taxonomy expands into Renewables

Flare’s oil and gas taxonomy has set the standard for the energy industry’s document tagging, knowledge-management and free text search software for the past twenty years. Its impact has meant that information is now much easier to find and retrieve in many E&P companies across the globe.

Flare have recently extended its taxonomic coverage to all areas of renewables and associated sectors, including solar, wind, tidal, hydro, geothermal and CCUS. This means that the taxonomy can now fully support energy companies in their transition to Net Zero.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. …

Accessing Hidden Content

Is your content hidden away in silos?

If like many companies, your content is spread across multiple repositories, it can be a challenge to find something.  You may struggle with the correct words / standards, or you may have to conduct multiple searches in different systems to be sure you’ve got everything you need.  Conversely if you are an author, where should you put your magnum opus? #InformationManagement …
Flare Solutions Intelligent Search 2022

Happy New Year, 2022

Not too much news this week, so a great opportunity to wish everyone all the very best for 2022.

We’re not much for resolutions, here, but we do want to share more about our work delivering Intelligent Search, and how that can impact and benefit business.

Please reach out if you’d like to chat about what we do. …

paper toy squirrel

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas – 2021

With Christmas rapidly approaching, its that time we traditionally gather our thoughts and take stock, ready for the New Year ahead.

Following the last couple of years unique events, it can sometimes feel difficult to get to the kernel of truth/facts. But, just like a squirrel can always find the right nut, Flare’s Intelligent Search can quickly focus in on relevant information.

As an added bonus, for those who weren’t lucky enough to pick up one of our fluffy (and very popular) squirrels at recent conferences, we have created a seasonal paper squirrel for you to download and make.

As the old saying goes: “Out of small acorns fat squirrels will grow”

So, we wish you all well for the forthcoming holidays, and for happiness and health as we head into 2022! …

The Difference Between Natural Language Processing and Technical Language Processing

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Technical Language Processing (TLP) are two connected innovations that allow us to get a deeper …
Company Search Solutions

How Good is your Company Search Solution?

Many energy companies have enterprise search solutions that allow staff to try to find and retrieve data and information from across the business. However, do you understand how good (or bad) your search solution is? Does the search give you all the correct results? Are expected items missing? Do you get swamped by poorly matched search results? Does your search tool rank the results effectively?

Flare has an established methodology for assessing how good corporate search is. We look at ranking, precision and recall, providing you with a greater understanding of your company’s search tool and its results. We provide analysis and evidence on how it may be improved to give a better user search experience, better results and a lower level of risk. …


SPDM 2021 UK Online

SPDM 2021UK Online – 22nd to 26th November 2021This brand new conference is available to Society members across the globe and aims to cover data and information issues that we face in our current climate.
The presentation we will be doing at this event is schedule for 11:00 UK time on Friday 26th November:  
How Intelligent Search Can Support Digital Transformation, Lee Hatfield – Principle Consultant of Flare Solutions Ltd …
PETEX 2021 Flare Solutions

PETEX 2021

Hosted at the Business Design Centre in London, PETEX is the largest subsurface-focussed global conference and exhibition in the UK. Looking to find out more about how intelligent search works? Come along and find Flare Solutions in Booth J1. …
Net Zero and the Digital Transformation

Net Zero and the Digital Transformation

Achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 will require many deep and broad changes to the way we live and work. Every sector will be affected by the transformation to some degree, and many aspects of today’s society will be unrecognisable within a few decades.  Underlying much of this transformation, advanced digital technology will act as an indispensable enabler and catalyst, supporting activities ranging from research into new materials and limitless energy sources, to monitoring and controlling the heating systems in our homes.
#COP26 #DigitalTransformation #IntelligentSearch …
driving demand for intelligent search paper

What is driving demand for Intelligent Search in the energy industry?

This article explores why Intelligent Search has become such an in-demand technology within the energy sector and what steps you can take to transition to intelligent information management within your organisation. …
Semantic Layers

How A Successful Semantic Layer Can Revolutionise Your Business

Most businesses use digital platforms to store their data due to their ease of use and versatility. Innovations in analytics …
right tools deliver intelligent search

Use the right tool for the job to deliver Intelligent Search.

In one of our recent papers on delivering the components of an intelligent search solution we identified the following components …

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Management System

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 …
Regulatory Reporting

Regulatory Reporting

Workshop delivery with senior management. The client, a regional oil and gas regulatory agency, was in the process of reviewing …
Subsurface Information Management Strategy

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 …

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