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Michael Brulé
Big Data Solutions Executive

Mike Brulé has more than 30 years of experience in offshore and onshore reservoir engineering, production operations, and major projects, including North Sea gas cycling and Gulf of Mexico enhanced oil recovery and deepwater field development with Shell and KerrMcGee. He earned a PhD in chemical engineering and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma.

Enhancing Competitive Analysis and Strategic Decision Making in Oil and Gas

August 20, 2013 | by Michael Brulé, Big Data Solutions Executive
Harnessing the power of big data and analytics is valuable when conducting competitive analyses. Organizations can search and analyze a range of industry information to identify trends, anticipate changes and uncover emerging opportunities. To use big data in this way, organizations need solutions...

Optimizing Oil and Gas Operations for Specific Business Goals

August 13, 2013 | by Michael Brulé, Big Data Solutions Executive
Solutions designed for big data can help the oil and gas industry integrate operational analysis with business intelligence so they can optimize processes in order to meet specific business goals. For example, a company might want to determine the best offshore drilling location for maximizing oil...

Improving Oil and Gas Operations with Big Data and Analytics

July 1, 2013 | by Michael Brulé, Big Data Solutions Executive
Big data presents important opportunities for enhancing the efficiency, safety, productivity and cost-effectiveness of oil and gas operations. Yet it comes with an array of operational technology challenges that often impede the use of big data for operational gains. For example, companies need...

Building the Digital Oilfield

May 29, 2013 | by Michael Brulé, Big Data Solutions Executive
As I wrote in Part 1 of this blog series, big data and analytics can help companies develop the “digital oilfield”— integrated operations that unite operational technology (OT) with information technology (IT) to improve decision making and enhance operational and business performance. Adding...

Tapping the Power of Big Data for the Oil and Gas Industry

May 14, 2013 | by Michael Brulé, Big Data Solutions Executive
The petroleum industry is no stranger to large volumes of data. Operating in arguably the original sensor-based industry, oil and gas companies have for decades used tens of thousands of data-collecting sensors installed in subsurface wells and surface facilities to provide continuous, real-time...