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Hype Cycle for Upstream Oil and Gas Technologies, 2015

Published: 04 August 2015

ID: G00278980

Analyst(s): Rich McAvey


New digital technologies are enabling oil and gas companies to recover more hydrocarbons, increase operational efficiency and reduce risk. Upstream CIOs can use this Hype Cycle to identify the maturity and assess the risk of new digital technologies.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Cloud HPC for Upstream Modeling
    • Role-Centered Workflow
    • Remote Operations Solutions
    • Cognitive Computing
    • Quantum Computing
    • Non-Physics-Based Modeling
    • 3D Printing for Oil and Gas
    • Integrated Operations Planning
    • Intelligent 3D Models
    • Smart Robots
    • Cloud/Client Computing
    • Geospatial Platform
    • Upstream Modeling Suites
  • At the Peak
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Vertical BPO
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • OT Architecture
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Cloud-Based Engineering Information Management
    • Wearables
    • Big Data
    • Industrial Operational Risk Management
    • Portfolio Management Solutions
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Integrated Upstream Modeling
    • Mobile Field Service Management
    • Mobility in Oil and Gas
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Augmented Reality
    • Production Surveillance Systems
    • Data Integration Tool Suites
    • Petroleum Economic Solutions
    • Real-Time Drilling and Completion
    • Autonomous Field Vehicles
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Crisis/Incident Management Software
    • Hydrocarbon Accounting Platforms
    • Collaboration Centers
    • Operational Digital Oil Field Solutions
    • Health and Safety Applications
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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