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Hype Cycle for Upstream Oil and Gas Technologies, 2016

Published: 21 July 2016

ID: G00290881

Analyst(s): Morgan Eldred, Rich McAvey


Leveraging digital technologies to improve business performance remains a top priority for oil and gas CIOs. Some are also investigating which of them can facilitate a future return to growth. This Hype Cycle can help by clarifying the maturity and risks of new digital technologies.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Cloud HPC for Upstream Modeling
    • Remote Operations
    • 3D Printing in Oil and Gas
    • Analytics Governance
    • Nonphysical Modeling
    • Intelligent 3D Models
    • Geospatial Platform
    • Upstream Modeling Suites
  • At the Peak
    • Data-Intensive Oil Field Services
    • Integrated Planning and Operations
    • Smart Robots
    • Blockchain
    • IT/OT Convergence and Alignment
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Wide-Area IoT Networks
    • Internal APIs
    • Machine Learning
    • Pace-Layered Application Strategy and Postmodern ERP
    • Data Lakes
    • Smart Data Discovery
    • Enterprise Information Management Programs
    • Industrial Operational Risk Management
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Cloud-Based Engineering Information Management
    • Big Data
    • IT/OT Integration
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Data Science
    • Integrated Upstream Modeling
    • Mobility in Oil and Gas
    • Portfolio Management Solutions
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Logical Data Warehouse
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Information Stewardship
    • Production Surveillance Systems
    • Postmodern ERP Support
    • Real-Time Drilling and Completion
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Autonomous Field Vehicles
    • Petroleum Economic Solutions
    • Hydrocarbon Accounting Platforms
    • Simulation
    • Sourcing Optimization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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