Posts From Dr. Maurice Wilkins

Modular Procedural Automation Innovation for Upstream Processes

History of Modular Procedural Automation A procedural operation consists of a set of operator tasks that are conducted in a set way time-after-time to achieve a certain goal such as starting or shutting down a unit or making a product.

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Are Machines Better Than Humans in Crisis?

Abstract There have been several well publicized incidents over the past few years in refinery and petrochemical facilities. Incident reports from amongst others, the Chemical Safety Board and papers from ARC and Marsh McLennan Insurance Company show that many of

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Digital Transformation in the Oil and Gas Industry

Over the past few years, I have written papers and given several presentations on procedure management and decision support at the Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Intelligent Energy Europe conference and have seen a dramatic change with respect to digital

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