FTC, oil and gas monetezation

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.
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From: Caroline Haskins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Trade publications have claimed that there are several key players and vendors in the data monetization market for the oil and gas industry. (https://investoropinion.co.uk/oil-and-gas-data-monetization-market-research-report-2019-2025-halliburton-schlumberger-informatica-corporation-sap-se/) Some of these key players/vendors include: Halliburton, Schlumberger, Informatica Corporation, SAP SE, Oracle Corporation, Accentureplc, IBM Corporation, EMC Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services, Datawatch, Drillinginfo, Hitachi Vantara Corporation, Hortonworks, Capgemini, Newgen Software, Cloudera, Cisco Software, MapR Technologies, Palantir Solutions, OSIsoft LLC.

Collectively, this list of key players/vendors will be referred to as "the aforementioned Companies” in the following paragraphs.

Therefore, I am requesting the following records related to the above aforementioned Companies:
-  All digital and paper correspondence (such as electronic mail and paper mail) between the Federal Trade Commission and representatives from the aforementioned Companies from January 1, 2016 to present that mention data optimization/monetization/analysis, as well as any attachments in digital forms of correspondence.
- All complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission related to any of the aforementioned Companies that mention the data optimization/monetization/analysis. Please limit the request to complaints filed between January 1, 2016 and the day that the request is fulfilled.
- A copy of all minutes and documents related to Federal Trade Commission cases and proceedings that involve the aforementioned Companies and that mention data optimization/monetization/analysis. Such documents could include Case Documents, Merits Briefs, Refunds, Commission Decision Volumes, Letters and Statements, Petitions to Quash, Companies and People Banned From Debt Relief, Adjudicative Proceedings, and Banned Debt Collectors.
- A copy of all Merger Review documents that directly name or involve the aforementioned companies.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Caroline Haskins

From: Federal Trade Commission


Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Someone from our office will reach out to you as soon as possible regarding the status of your request.



From: Federal Trade Commission

Dear Caroline Haskins,

Please see the attached letter regarding your FOIA request.


Mark Brier
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20580
(202) 326-3699