Gartner Research

Top 10 Business Trends Impacting the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry in 2015

Published: 29 March 2015

ID: G00274047

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


Gartner evaluates the top 10 business trends that will drive oil and gas companies in 2015. Upstream CIOs and IT leaders can use this research to learn the impact these trends will have on IT organizations.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Hydrocarbon Abundance
  • Data-Driven Business Optimization
  • Digital Oil Fields
  • Integrated Planning and Operations
  • Supply Chain Digitalization
  • Workflow Simplification
  • Remote Operations
  • Changing Workforce
  • Reliability and Operational Risk
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management

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