Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Oil and Gas, 2018

Published: 02 August 2018

ID: G00355620

Analyst(s): Simon Cushing, Nicole Foust, Rich McAvey


Digital continues to drive business innovation. As historic technologies mature, exciting new technologies with the power to transform the future are emerging at an unprecedented pace. CIOs can use this Hype Cycle to learn what is new for the 37 most important innovation profiles for the industry.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Intelligent Automation for Application Managed Services
    • Blockchain in Oil and Gas
    • 3D Printing in Oil and Gas
    • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality in Oil and Gas
    • Cloud HPC for Upstream Modeling
  • At the Peak
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Remote Operations
    • Digital Twin
    • Edge Computing
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Predictive Analytics and Postmodern ERP
    • Machine Learning
    • Robotic Process Automation Software
    • Integrated Planning and Operations
    • Internet of Things in Oil and Gas
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Data Lakes
    • API Economy
    • Integrated 3D Asset Visualization
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Field Mobility
    • Upstream Modeling Suites
    • DevOps
    • Integrated Upstream Asset Modeling
    • Portfolio Management Solutions
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Asset Performance Management
    • Cloud-Based Engineering Information Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Real-Time Drilling and Completion
    • Production Surveillance Systems
    • Hydrocarbon Accounting Platforms
    • Internal APIs
    • Operational Technology Platform Convergence
    • Petroleum Economic Solutions
    • Autonomous Field Vehicles
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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