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The Power of Fully Integrated Informatics

The Problem

The unprecedented scale of the world’s largest gas to liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar – Pearl GTL – creates a massive business and technology challenge: how can quality be maintained and productivity maximized while managing huge volumes of critical data?

Background

As a senior business analyst for Pearl GTL, I was responsible for managing the laboratory informatics components of a project of unprecedented scale, which required billions of investment dollars and created tens of thousands of jobs during peak construction. Data management was a major priority. To maximize production and allow rapid decisions, we needed consolidated, accurate information available at our fingertips – at all times.

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About the Authors

Colin Thurston

Colin Thurston is informatics project director at Thermo Fisher Scientific.


Ajith Kumar

Ajith Kumar is a senior business analyst at Pearl GTL, Qatar.

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