Martin Richards

Martin Richards is a Senior Director for Energy Industry Solutions at OpenText. For over twenty years, he has worked with ECM technology, delivering professional services and solutions for the energy and engineering industry.
Analytics

What does asset performance optimization mean for energy and manufacturing?

At both OpenText™ Enterprise World Europe and Enterprise World Asia, I spoke with a number of customers about using digital…

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Industry

Enterprise asset management puts focus on content for energy companies

Assets are the lifeblood of the energy industry. As new layers of change – including deregulation, new legislation, new market…

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Industry

Five technology trends driving the energy sector in 2019

In the energy sector, it’s not just change that organizations must prepare for – it’s the speed of change. In…

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Digital Transformation

Why Level 3 Building Information Modeling is about to change everything

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is increasingly being adopted as the foundation for new projects within the architecture, engineering and construction…

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Industry

What’s holding back operational excellence in the utility sector?

Once upon a time, the utility industry was a relatively simple place to be. It was all about the safe…

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Analytics

Why drones are revolutionizing asset inspection in oil and gas

In my previous blog, I looked at operational excellence in oil and gas. In its Oil and Gas Trends 2018-19, PwC…

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Analytics

AI-powered analytics to drive operational excellence for oil and gas

In a previous blog, I looked at how effective content management is an important factor driving operational excellence for oil…

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Customer Experience Management

Is customer engagement the answer to the ‘existential threat’ facing Utility companies?

Enhanced customer engagement was shown to be the top outcome that UK Utility companies looked for from their digital transformation…

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Digital Transformation

The Digital Core: Powering efficiency and innovation for the Utilities industry

As we embark on our Innovation Tour 2018, I’m reminded of a prediction from Gartner. In 2015, the firm suggested…

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Digital Process Automation

OpenText and Documentum – a year of progress in Energy and Engineering

As we reach the first anniversary of the OpenText purchase of the Documentum family, I thought it was a good…

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Analytics

AI and analytics has the power to change upstream oil and gas

The upstream oil and gas industries have traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies. Anything new has to be proven…

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Digital Transformation

To renewable or not to renewable?

My first blog of 2018 is a continuation of the blog series on mega trends affecting the oil and gas…

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Digital Transformation

While oil and gas merger and acquisitions grow, IT is a risk

In my previous blog I covered the growing role of strategic alliances in the oil and gas sector. This time,…

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Enterprise Content Management

Strategic alliances put onus on capabilities and collaboration in oil and gas industry

In my last blog I looked at how the new reality on low oil prices has led companies to focus…

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Digital Transformation

Oil prices place the focus firmly on profitability

As the price of brent oil hovers around $50 per barrel and debate rages whether it is set to rise  or…

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Digital Transformation

A day in the Life of a Utility Company

In the last in my blog series on Operational Excellence, I’d like to introduce you to BigShock Energy. It’s a…

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Digital Transformation

Effective Change Management – Next Step to Operational Excellence for Energy Companies

In my previous blog, I looked at the need to gain control of your content when creating operational excellence. In…

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Digital Transformation

Gain Control of Your Content – First Step to Operational Excellence for Energy Companies

There are many notable anniversaries this year. It’s 50 years since the Sergeant Pepper album. JFK was born in 1917 at…

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Digital Transformation

Do Oil and Gas Companies Have Their ‘Stranded Assets’ in a Sling With Over-Production?

So the Keystone XL pipeline has got a green light. Great news for US steel workers but does the oil…

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Digital Transformation

Stuck in the “Now” can Hold Back the Future of Oil and Gas

Several Oil & Gas capital project leaders I met with in Amsterdam recently have had me thinking – are we…

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