In the new year things will change from a product focus to how that product will be implemented in the marketplace. This will detail how the budget will be spent and who will be involved. We have the “what” clearly defined in the Preliminary Specification. We now have to detail the “how” it will be implemented. Needless to say this will involve you the reader as this will touch on every aspect of the oil and gas industry. Most of the business will be new business and the level of opportunity will be unprecedented. So if you have an interest in anything associated with the user community, software development or the service providers stay tuned.
As we move into the second year of our ten year plan we find that our ambitions are once again put in check. It would be nice to start some development work, however the bureaucracy are still in control and are not in anyway interested in seeing this project develop. These are times when we need to be patient and keep our powder dry and our candle lit. Our time will come when our ability to fight the bureaucracy will lead to our success in the marketplace. If I had set out to complete what we have achieved in the first year of our ten year plan I think I would have been accused of being delusional. We really did have a good year in the marketplace. And with that it is best to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We'll see you all back here on January 6, 2014.
(Please note that the assessment fees for 2014 have been set at $2.00 per barrel of oil equivalent.)