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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

0 Aug 10 2011 @ 10:12am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology

The Eric Bickel Triple

My esteemed colleague, Eric Bickel Esq., has written a trilogy of posts for Summit Energy’s blog The Water Cooler based on the flurry of energy policy initiatives announced this summer. 

The policy initiatives are fairly in-depth and complicated (well, I think they are), but Eric presents them in a straightforward and engaging way. Please check them out:

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2 Jun 29 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy, Technology

Schneider Electric Burrito Bites

I’ve been doing some digging recently into our new suitors, Schneider Electric, and thought it would be useful to share some of this info, along with some high level facts / snacks / bites to chomp on. Transitioning from a company of under a thousand employees to being a part of one with over a hundred and ten thousand means there is a lot to learn, and that there is a lot that goes on underneath this new bonnet (see left). Actually, by bonnet I mean hood; am slipping back into my European ways (the bonnet at left will be revealed later…). So enjoy and relax, with these Schneider facts: 

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1 Apr 20 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Random, risk management, Technology

10 Weird and Wonderful Terms In Energyland™

Not a Thermocouple

On the journey through Energyland™, there are many bamboozling words or phrases that cross our path. Then there are some which are just pretty entertaining. Here’s a few of them:  » read more

0 Jun 18 2010 @ 9:57am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random, risk management, Risk Strategy, Technology, UK natural gas

An Energy Perspective

This post isn’t a post – it’s a link to a guest post out on the Houston Chronicle. The guest post is pilfered, cribbed and cropped from a speech I did in London this week for the shindig at Shakespeare’s Globe to launch our UK office. It basically outlines who is going to win the World Cup, through comparing and contrasting various aspects of the energy complex to eight teams. So please click on the below image to be directed away from this imposter, to the real post:

No burrito bites this week – apologies – I will double down on the delicacies next week. Have a splendid weekend!

0 Jun 10 2010 @ 10:10am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Random, Technology

Burrito B….

The inspiration of Summit's IT team.

 A wonky week means I am releasing the bites a little early, and a little depleted. I was thinking about skipping them altogether, until I came across a bunch of interesting / odd stuff that I wanted to share with you wonderful folks. So here’s a few snacks to tide you over until next week:  

–Rig count in the Gulf of Mexico tumbles to a 16-yr low as production comes offline.  

–Can emerging markets save the world?

–Summit’s IT department are much more like The IT Crowd than this guy (they’ll consider that a compliment, trust me), but this is great nonetheless… the IT guy.  

–Don’t put too much faith in the early hurricane forecasts.

–This would make for a great April Fools joke, except it is actually true – a night club for dogs.  

–How bad could the BP oil spill get for the Gulf and the nation?

Solar-powered backpack.  

–Longish but worthwhile read on hurricane season, its previous impacts on oil / gas production in the Gulf, and the possible impacts faced this year. 

–Recycling artist makes art from tapes.  

–A cheatsheet on how to forecast weather without gadgets.   

The Burrito Ugly Chart Award of the week goes to this ugly chart which shows that the percentage of people unemployed for more than 27 weeks has skyrocketed. (sorry to go all gloom and doom on you).  

Rock on, and keep your eyes peeled for one more post this week….