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The Digital Roadmap for the Oil and Gas Industry

By ESOutlook | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Digital oilfield usually shows the use of online data on oilfield operations and resource management. It is a great step to safely and efficiently manage gas and oil assets than ever before. It also welcomes efficient oil and gas performance transactions, thereby improving the entire product life cycle.

At present, oil is traded by producers, suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, refiners, and retailers in enormous quantities, so that any attempt to keep up with the real-time movement of crude oil is usually useless. The complex website of this network also entails significant administrative costs and creates a tendency to fraud, which is a major concern for traders.

Reducing the costs of currently extracting, purifying, and transporting crude oil is a crucial challenge in this industry. With the advent of new and cheaper energy sources, reducing prices and keeping pace with growing competitors is imperative. Therefore, the optimization of production systems and environmental utilities at current sites is a priority for the oil industry.

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Drilling is an expensive investment, and applying AI in operational planning, and execution stages can significantly improve planning, real-time drilling optimization, frictional drag estimation, and cleaning predictions. Machine learning software takes into account a variety of factors, such as seismic vibrations, thermal gradients, and permeability of the strata, as well as more traditional data such as pressure differentials, when drilling.

Drones have been part of the oil and gas industry since 2013 when ConocoPhillips used the Boeing ScanEagle drone in Chukchi sea trials. In June 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued BP's first commercial drone permit, allowing the company to survey pipelines, roads, and equipment at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

British Petroleum (BP) works on a blockchain oil trading platform for practical and ethical applications of the technology. The company is always looking for new technologies with its forward-looking thinking and vast amounts of resources and assets.

Any threat to the oil and gas industry will have a direct impact on a country’s economy and security. This is an important issue for IT service providers to call on more oil and gas companies to adopt automation solutions.

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