Energy and Utilities2018-09-28T09:34:30+00:00


Energy and Utilities

North American energy companies are short on capacity, at least in terms of resources needed to deliver on capital-intensive IT projects. This comes at a time when they are under increasing pressure from governments, stakeholders and customers to implement a wide range of initiatives such as expanding into emerging markets, increasing production efficiency, meeting regulatory compliance, and integrating diverse systems to manage the data.

Within the energy sector, Sierra Systems has extensive IT experience in both the electrical power generation and oil and gas industries. Our consultants are conversant in all aspects of the systems that support today’s oil and gas industry – from conventional oil and gas harvesting through to varied sources including oil sands, shale and offshore. In the electrical industry, we have extensive experience in the systems that support nuclear, coal generation, and hydro-electric generation as well as high tension transmission.

Sierra Systems provides a full-service platform ranging from business process re-engineering to systems integration to long-range application management and support, eliminating the silo’ed approach to solution delivery endemic of other consulting providers. We draw on multifunctional teams from our management consulting, systems integration, and managed services practice that focus exclusively on companies in this segment.

Focused industry experience:

  • Oil and gas

  • Public utilities

  • Power plants

  • Energy

  • Regulatory agencies

Turning machine learning into a competitive advantage

Through data analytics and open-source machine learning, Sierra Systems developed a deep learning artificial intelligence system using Python and the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. This system converted the audio gathered by Pure Technologies, sensor ball into visual representations which were used to accurately identify leaks 150 times faster than the existing manual process could.

Using the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Python, and Convolution Neural Networking techniques to develop a machine learning model, Pure experienced a 99.33% reduction of the manual workload, equating to a 150x increase in productivity, reducing the labor cost per km of pipeline under review dramatically.

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Solutions that are flexible and adaptable

Standardize your Health, Safety and Environments reports. . . within hours. Rapid production of complex safety reports is the bane of many companies. This is especially burdensome for small or medium-sized energy firms, where managers often manually mine data from multiple files, databases, or outside systems. Reclaim that effort with the intelligence of Power BI and Sierra Systems’ downloadable Health and Safety and Environment (HSE) report solution.

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