Managing complexity and scale

A key part of our heritage is serving the energy industry from our base in the North East of Scotland.  We have a long track record and expertise in the energy sector and are ideally situated to provide services and support to operators and service providers in and around Aberdeen.

Incremental Group works with energy organisations to:

  • Drive efficiencies to support rising pressure to reduce costs
  • Provide access to advanced data science to support oil exploration and business optimisation
  • Support the management of global operations.

Microsoft Azure

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Our services

  • Digital strategy:  we put digital at the heart of business plans and advise how organisation can transform. Discover some of our offerings for decommissioning to well management below.
  • Microsoft Dynamics: we are experts in Dynamics 365, AX, GP and NAV within the oil and gas industry. We provide Dynamics 365 consultancy, implementation, localisation, support and project recovery. We also deliver legacy systems (AX, NAV and GP) support, upgrade and modernisation and recovery.
  • Cloud: We take organisations on their journey to the cloud, harnessing the power of Microsoft Azure, providing you with a flexible and scalable infrastructure and access to the many services Azure offers.
  • IntelligenceWe provide advanced data services, including practical applications of AI and machine learning to deliver business improvements. We provide advanced data science capability to support oil exploration. We also support the sector with data visualisation using Power BI.
  • Applications: We build custom applications to extend the capability of Microsoft Dynamics or as standalone solutions to meet your bespoke requirements.

Digital transformation is fundamentally transforming the oil and gas sector. The sector needs to embrace digital transformation or it risks being left behind. The benefits and opportunities of digital transformation are huge – from improved performance, decreased downtime, increased production, data driven decision making, enhance safety and reduced operating costs.

Incremental Group is a digital transformation specialist. As well as providing expertise across the digital delivery lifecycle and offering solutions such as the below, we provide extensive expertise in supporting the business change associated with your digital transformation programme.

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers market leading operational and finance capability designed specifically to support the oil and gas industry from engineer to oilfield services.

  • Improve product quality and output by identifying and resolving issues through real-time insights providing a traceable audit trail for each step in the process.
  • Ensure only correctly certified employees are applied to each task with resource allocation and integration with Talent.
  • Optimise scheduling across the organisation with a unified resource model and scheduling engine to provide material supply exceptions, long lead time item ordering and partial BOMs (bill of materials).
  • Find out how much your products cost to produce with time and attendance and shop floor data that provides you with a cost variance analysis.
  • Optimise fulfilment and reduce costs by synchronising commerce across sites, warehouses and transportation modes.
  • Connect to Field Service, CRM (Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement), Project Service Automation and Talent.

Power BI – easily see across silos

Power BI dashboards provide oil and gas organisations a real-time view of all their most important metrics and data in one place – updated in live and available across multiple devices. This is of particular benefit to acquisitional organisations or those with multiple silos as it enables management to get easy and quick but detailed insight into all areas of the organisation. Having this insight, enables you to act on complex data and make data driven decisions quickly, while deriving deep insight from the data available right across your organisation.

Incremental is an expert in how to best visualise your data, providing best practice information design for organisations. We specialise in the implementation, support and training of Power BI. We offer flexible packages that can be tailored to and organisation’s reporting and analytical needs. Find out more about our Power BI services.

Data maturity – take control of your data

Data maturity is how well your organisation maximises the value of its data. The stronger your organisation’s data maturity, the easier it is to utilise this data, optimise systems and processes driving digital transformation throughout your organisation.

It is becoming business critical for the oil and gas sector to operate on and have strong data foundations and practices. This facilitates digital thinking and adoption of emerging technologies, both of which are priorities for optimising the economic recovery of the basin.

Incremental’s Data Maturity Assessment is a structured analytical approach to objectively measure your organisation’s data maturity. The assessment provides businesses with a detailed 360-degree insight into the health of your data, your readiness to utilise this data, ability to drive digital transformation throughout your organisation and a comprehensive list of recommendations of how to improve your data maturity. Find out more.

Data landscape – streamlining operations

For organisations looking for a deeper dive into their ability to maximise the value of their data, Incremental’s Data Landscape Assessment is the perfect solution. Incremental’s proven process maps all of your organisation’s data, systems and processes.

The benefits of data landscaping include:

  • Streamlining of processes
  • Removal of inefficiencies and duplication of effort and systems
  • Highlighting of risk
  • Spitting of missed technology opportunities – are you using the right tool for the job or your tools in the right way?
  • Reduction of storage costs
  • Improved security

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Engineering pack

Incremental Group’s Document Pack Generation Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of Engineering companies in regulated industries, like oil and gas and aerospace, who are required to provide comprehensive documentation with their products.

It is used by organisations including Stats Group, Hunting, Score and Nautronix to extend the power of Dynamics throughout their quality assurance operations to significantly reduce the resources required to generate document packs and ensure complete documentation is always ready when it needs to be, enabling products to be shipped on time. Find out more.

Predictive and prescriptive analytics – extending life and preventing downtime

Predictive and prescriptive analytics makes your data easier to interpret and visualise. This process involves using historical data to make predictions, with a certain level of certainty, about what could happen in the future.

Predict, prevent and prepare for integrity issues with automated inspection so your assets can run as long as you need them to. Predictive analytics enables to you analyse changes, issue advanced warning of safety issues and make decisions without the need for manual inspection. Through the use of modelling, using sophisticated algorithms, predictive analytics enables more accurate, data driven decisions to be made.

Image analysis - detecting fractures

The ability to autonomously inspect assets is a game-changer for the oil and gas sector in terms of extending the life of assets and reducing the cost and risk of maintenance.

Through the use of micro fracture detection, inspired by its medical use with x-rays, Incremental’s data science team apply image, data and natural analysis of assets to spot fractures and cracks in your assets. This insight enables you to prevent maintenance issues and/or fix them before they become critical, ultimately preventing downtime.

Power BI – visualise your data

To extend the life of assets, operators require a 360-degree view of the status of all their equipment in terms of inspection and repair requirements. Power BI dashboards provide organisations a real-time view of all their most important metrics and data in one place – updated in real-time and available across multiple devices.

Power BI empowers you to act on complex data, enabling you to make better informed decisions at the right time. What is more, you can set up automatic triggers and alerts to ensure action is taken, by the correct people, when required. For example, each piece of equipment can have multiple triggers associated with it, ensuring that all inspections are completed in a timely manner, reducing the risk of something going wrong when least expected.

Incremental is an expert in how to best visualise your data, providing best practice information design for organisations. We specialise in the implementation, support and training of Power BI. We offer flexible packages that can be tailored to an organisation’s reporting and analytical needs. Find out more about our Power BI services.

Rental & asset management

Incremental Group’s Rental and Asset Management Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of Engineering companies who rent specialist equipment to customers.

It is used by organisations including Proserv, Nautronix, Score, Stats Group, Hunting and Veripos to extend the power of Dynamics throughout their rental and asset management operations to significantly reduce the time to administer certification documentation and give increased visibility of information, enabling better management of assets and margins. Find out more.

Maintenance management

Incremental Group’s Maintenance Management Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of companies that conduct maintenance and repair on their industrial equipment.

It is used by organisations including Stats Group, Hunting, Score and Nautronix to extend the power of Dynamics throughout their entire maintenance operations to simplify and streamline compliance and servicing of equipment. Find out more.

Equipment and stock management

Incremental Group’s Equipment and Stock Management Module for Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 has been developed to meet the specific needs of equipment service organisations who provide maintenance, repair and storage services.

It is used by organisations including Proserv and Score to extend the power of Dynamics throughout the equipment lifecycle to significantly reduce the cost of delivering superior aftercare to customers. Find out more.

Data collation and cleansing

A single source of truth for technical data

Through the use of data science and data cleansing techniques, data can be automatically processed and standardised to create one source of truth. These techniques can be used to standardise and collate multiple different languages, measurements and formats from disparate sources into one standard, reusable format for your business.

The ability to collate and cleanse your data drives multiple business benefits including:

  • The ability to easily incorporate new data
  • Time and costs savings due to the reduction of manual effort
  • The reduction of human error
  • Improved decision making due to the use of reliable and standardised data
  • One single, reusable format.

Cloud processing – automate processing of mass volumes

The activity of searching for new wells using seismic data can involve and create huge volumes of data across multiple formats and measurements. Past a certain size threshold this data can be a challenge to access, analyse or move. To add to the challenge, the skillset to undertake this line of work is highly specialised and scarce.

Using Incremental’s easy to use solution, the time taken to interpret seismic data can be drastically reduced or, in some cases, completely automated. Not only does this drive cost and time savings through the reduction of expensive manual effort, but it improves decision making with the ability to view and compare huge volumes of data at scale.

Seismic image enhancement – reduce subsurface uncertainty

Seismic measurements are data rich and digitally stored, making them ideal for the application of machine learning, including image processing techniques. Incremental Group helps organisations to make subtle geological features more easily identifiable. Our proven techniques filter out noise, improve resolution, provides velocity information and position events in their true subsurface location. This solution is applicable to organisations looking to:

  • Improve imaging and reservoir characterisation
  • Minimise fault interpretation and uncertainty
  • Improve exploration success by ensuring a greater number of high quality, better defined opportunities
  • De-risk new ventures
  • Support data driven decision making
  • Reduce the time, cost and manual effort required to process data.

Power BI – automate and optimise

To extend the life of assets or speed up abandonment, operators require a 360-degree view of the state of all their moving parts in terms of inspection and repair requirements. Power BI dashboards provide organisations a real-time view of all their most important metrics and data in one place – updated live and available across multiple devices including mobile.

Power BI can pull from multiple disparate systems enabling you to view all your data in one place. Power BI empowers you to act on complex data, allowing you to make better informed decisions at the right time. Set up automatic triggers and alerts to ensure action is taken, by the correct people, at the right time. Or completely automate many time-consuming tasks to free up time for value-add analysis.

Incremental is an expert in how to best visualise your data, providing best practice information design for organisations. We specialise in the implementation, support and training of Power BI. We offer flexible packages that can be tailored to and organisation’s reporting and analytical needs. Find out more about our Power BI services.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 – transform reporting

Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers market leading ERP and CRM capabilities to support the oil and gas industry. Dynamics 365 offers a solution to move to a modern adaptable cloud platform which provides the ability to produce granular and actionable data through the automation of time-consuming tasks such as internal reporting.

With Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, our customers benefit from accurate and timely reporting of financial performance, a control on costs and ability to manage cash debt, all in one system.

Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement, is empowering our customers to align their commercial functions providing capability that supports lead tracking, sales workflows, reporting, opportunity management, pipeline management and more.

Discover our oil and gas Dynamics 365 customer case studies here.

Project management – managing your resources

Successfully managing decommissioning projects is a technically challenging and costly process. Ensuring you have oversight of all aspect of your project, from equipment to resources, is essential.

Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation is a tool used by oil and gas organisations to successfully manage all resources involved in a decommissioning project. The solution provides end- to-end project management to enable firms to build trusted relationships with suppliers and customers by managing successful projects. Project Service Automation empowers organisations to deliver profitable projects, on time and within budget.

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