Archive for March, 2009

Software Makes Cementing Job Easier

    Pegasus Vertex, Inc. (PVI) is an engineering consulting and drilling software company based in Houston. PVI’s software covers the areas of torque and drag, casing running, packer setting, centralizer placement, cementing and underbalanced drilling, etc. Designed for onshore and offshore operations, PVI’s software is used by both service companies and operators globally.

CEMPRO 5, the latest version of CEMPRO, PVI’s popular cementing job simulator, calculates U-tubing, ECD, pump pressure, even for foamed cementing job and reverse circulation.

New features include:

       Mud displacement efficiency;

       Hook load during displacement;

       Influence of standoff on hydraulics;

       Comparison with field measurements; and

       Cement additives and material balance.

March 30, 2009 at 9:35 pm Leave a comment

Removing Editor Column entries

Upon request of my employer, I’m removing any Editor Column that appeared in the copyrighted Zeus Technology magazine.

March 30, 2009 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Nominations Open for CompTIA SoftwareCEO Innovation Awards

CompTIA, an IT trade association, announced that nominations are now being accepted for the third annual CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards, which recognize accomplishments in bringing innovative software products and new business models to market. Software companies, software service providers and companies serving the software industry are eligible for the awards.

Nominations are being accepted through March 31, 2009.

“The software industry is driven by innovation,” said Robert Biddle, publisher of CompTIA SoftwareCEO. “But software innovation is more than just ideas. It’s the ability to develop those ideas and make them work in the market. Innovative product offerings and business models are essential for our industry’s future growth and vitality. We’re pleased to recognize the best of the best with the 2009 CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards.”

In 2008, more than 90 nominations were submitted and 13 companies won awards in categories such as most innovative enterprise software, most innovative general business software and most innovative service or business model.

Criteria for the 2009 CompTIA Software CEO Software Innovation Awards include:

• Scope – What business problem or opportunity does the innovation address?

• Impact – What practical results (sales, users, profits) has the innovation had on a software product or the software industry?

• Novelty – How does the innovation break with traditional ideas or processes?

A panel of industry experts will evaluate the nominations and determine finalists and CompTIA SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Award winners.

For complete rules and other information, visit

March 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

IT Implementations Not Suffering in Down Economy

According to Karey Goebel of Oildex, a B2B supply chain management company: “We are actually seeing more implementations in Q1 2009 than Q1 2008.  Folks are wanting to employ technology to stay ahead of the curve.”

March 10, 2009 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

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