Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Upstream Oil and Gas Technologies, 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00264180

Analyst(s): Morgan Eldred, Rich McAvey , Leif Eriksen


Digital technologies are transforming the management of oil and gas activities by enabling the optimization of overall business performance. Oil and gas CIOs can use this Hype Cycle to assess the impacts of these disruptive digital technologies on IT portfolios and plan how to respond.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Role-Centered Workflow
    • Enterprise Digital Oil Field Solutions
    • Vertical Business Process Outsourcing
    • Integrated Planning and Operations
    • Cloud Event Processing Services
    • 3D Printing for Oil and Gas
    • Operational Intelligence for Upstream
    • Smart Pattern Discovery
    • Smart Robots
    • Upstream Modeling Suites
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment in Oil and Gas
    • IT/OT Skilled Workforce
  • At the Peak
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Cloud-Based Engineering Information Management
    • Cloud Mobile Back-End Services
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Big Data for Upstream
    • Strategic Digital Oil Field Solutions
    • Mobility in Oil and Gas
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Autonomous Field Vehicles
    • Hydrocarbon Accounting Platforms
    • Functional Business Process Outsourcing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Crisis/Incident Management Software
    • Health and Safety Applications
    • Real-Time Collaboration Centers
    • Operational Digital Oil Field Solutions
    • Environmental Monitoring and Control
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Asset Management
    • Process Control and Industrial Automation
    • Process Data Historians
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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