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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!

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

What is Intelligent Search?

What Is Intelligent Search?

In recent years, households across the country have started to introduce intelligent search enabled devices into their homes. Whether it’s an Amazon Alexa or Apple’s Siri, intelligent search devices are quickly becoming the new norm when it comes to finding information with minimal effort. With intelligent search enabled devices, we have access to all of the information that we need in one place.
Despite its popularity, many people are still unaware of what intelligent search is. This article will provide you with a definition, how the functionality works and what benefits it could have for your business.

Data Cleansing

What Is Automated Data Cleansing and Why Is It Important?

The business world is constantly evolving and this is easy to see when you compare now to ten years ago. There have been some massive changes over this period and the amount of data companies collect now is certainly one. Large datasets are the norm for a lot of organisations, and gaining strategic insights from them is important. To enable this to happen, many businesses will engage in data cleansing.

combine search results of SharePoint, file stores and regulatory process

Would you like to combine search results of SharePoint, file stores and regulatory processes?

Flare’s Folio provides a project view over multiple applications and multiple repositories.  It enhances network drives and SharePoint stores, delivering hierarchical views, document counts and rapid search capabilities in one view.  It is also possible to integrate regulatory process views and track the information as it is delivered.

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

Well Log Taxonomies

Well Log additions to the Flare Taxonomy

Since its inception over 18 years ago Flare’s Taxonomies have described a rich set of well-log tools or services and their characteristics as a set of well-log Product Types. These have been kept up to date as the service companies launch new products.

Recently an extensive (approx 60,000) curve dictionary has also been added to facilitate the automatic recognition and classification of well logs by Product Type.

Call us to discuss how you could benefit from Flare’s Taxonomies.

information management intelligent search

Improving your Information Management with Intelligent Search

There are many aspects to consider when improving your corporate information management systems. Traditional solutions would address the IM technical architecture, information governance, security, information quality standards, organisational capability and the incorporation of business processes, but very few would consider Search Technology as a key deliverable.

Document Scanning Services

Flare’s Document Scanning Services

One of the most common challenges faced when undertaking a scanning project is in cataloguing the newly digitised documentation. As the source material is typically physical, appropriate descriptive metadata must be selected and added manually when loading the final, scanned product.  

Flare’s Sirus platform can help with this task. Our AI-powered document classification software is capable of recognising and automatically tagging your information with minimal human intervention.

Make sure that your scanning initiative is a success by calling us today.

Five benefits of deploying an Intelligent Search solution

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.

Should you buy or build your taxonomy

Would you find it difficult to create your company’s Taxonomy?

Taxonomies can add value to your information and will inevitably make things easier to find, retrieve and manage. However, creating your own taxonomy can be difficult, time consuming and may not always provide what your organisation needs.

When investigating the creation of your own taxonomy, you need to look at factors such as the build cost, maintenance costs, complexity, scalability, interoperability and the overall end result, the total cost of ownership and how it fits with your objectives.

Follow the link to download a free PDF with more information.

UK National Data Repository relaunch: Are you ready?

UK National Data Repository relaunch: Are you ready?

On 1st July, 2021, the OGA’s new cloud-based NDR service was launched to regulatory users and will shortly be launched to public users. Regulatory users are finding a wealth of improvements in how reportable information is delivered, managed and accessed, together with new underlying technology which will improve both system performance and user experience.