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Survey Analysis: How Business Aspirations and Challenges for Digital Oil Fields Provide Opportunities for IT

Published: 27 March 2015

ID: G00271843

Analyst(s): Rich McAvey , Morgan Eldred


The Gartner 2014 digital oil field survey clarifies the value upstream companies currently receive from DOFs and reveals their expectations for future investments. This research identifies specific business aspirations and challenges, which present new opportunities for upstream CIOs.

Table Of Contents


  • DOF Solutions Have Become Essential Elements of Business Strategy
  • DOFs Deliver Diverse Benefits; Each Providing Multiple Types of Value
  • Optimizing Business Performance Across the Company Is Becoming the Top Priority
  • Upstream Companies Have Significant Aspirations for Future DOF Investments
  • Accountability for DOFs Becomes Less Clear After the Initial Investment
  • Barriers Must Be Overcome to Realize the Aspirations of Future DOF Investments
  • IT Has an Opportunity to Unify Fragmented Plans and to Develop Cohesive DOF Strategy

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