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Behind the digitalization curve

The North Sea is a global center of excellence for sub-sea. Yet it appears to be behind the curve in digitalization in terms of collaboration and the sharing of data. Is it too late for the UK North Sea to flourish as it once did?

June 11, 2020 Ross Whyte, Business Development Manager, Upstream Digital Solutions Read full blog post

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