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Industrial Internet in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research

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  • 57 Pages
  • July 2019
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4829124
Industrial Internet in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research


The upstream sector is witnessing considerably more implementations of the Industrial Internet compared to other oil and gas sectors. This is driven by the need to reduce operational risks and maximizing returns from their assets through digitialisation. Industrial Internet has the potential to transform traditional processes and workflows and boost the technological capabilities of oil and gas firms.

This could help them achieve two primary objectives: firstly, companies would be able to overcome operational challenges while venturing into new frontiers in search of hydrocarbon resources; and secondly, Industrial Internet adoption will improve productivity and efficiency, thereby strengthening market competitiveness in a challenging environment.

In general, adoption of the Industrial Internet would make organizations more dynamic and adaptable to external factors. This concept is expected to play a central role in simulation and modelling of projects against different market scenarios, optimizing inventory levels, demand forecasting, decision support, and logistics optimization, and setting up long-term objectives for an organization.

Adoption of digital technologies has surged of late, largely as a reaction to the crash in crude oil prices. However, companies have been quite methodical in their approach to enable this transformation and ensuring maximum possible value can be derived through Industrial Internet implementations.

This is particularly evident in the case of digital twins, wherein companies have chosen fields that have recently entered into production or are on the verge, to allow for the integration of advanced sensors and connectivity with oilfield infrastructure for remote monitoring and analysis. To highlight one such instance, BP created a digital twin at the Claire Ridge project in the North Sea, which started producing oil in 2018. The company was assisted by WorleyParsons in the creation of a digital replica of the field.

The latest thematic report "Industrial Internet in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research", reveals that the adoption of the Industrial Internet would enable companies in digitalizing oilfield operations and creating digital twins to reduce risks and optimize performance. This thematic research report identifies oil and gas companies, such as BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Gazprom, Repsol, Equinor, Saudi Aramco, Sinopec, and ADNOC as the major players in the adoption of the Industrial Internet theme in the oil and gas industry. These companies are adeptly assisted by technology providers, such as Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, PTC, Cisco and Intel, which are gradually assuming leadership in delivering Industrial Internet solutions to the oil and gas industry.

  • Overview of the Industrial Internet as a theme across various industries, with special focus on its impact on the oil and gas industry.
  • Detailed analysis of the emerging use cases for the Industrial Internet across the oil and gas value chain.
  • A brief overview of the major application areas for the Industrial Internet in the oil and gas industry.

Reasons to Buy
  • Understand the importance of adopting the Industrial Internet in oil and gas operations in achieving sustainability and competitiveness.
  • Identify the key trends and applications for the Industrial Internet theme.
  • A review of some of the case studies highlighting capabilities of the Industrial Internet in addressing business challenges across the oil and gas value chain.
  • Identify and benchmark key oil and gas companies based on their exposure to the Industrial Internet theme.

Table of Contents

  • Technology trends
  • Macroeconomic trends
  • Regulatory trends
  • Applications of the Industrial Internet in oil and gas
  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Competitive analysis
  • Industrial Internet use cases: the predictive maintenance opportunity
  • The Industrial Internet standards dilemma
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Timeline
  • Case studies
  • Device layer
  • Connectivity layer
  • Data layer
  • App layer
  • Services layer
  • Public companies
  • Private companies
  • Oil and gas companies