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Demystifying the Digital Twin in Oil and Gas: Define Its Purpose to Achieve Results

Published: 19 June 2019

ID: G00382783

Analyst(s): Simon Cushing , Alfonso Velosa


Digital twins are gaining acceptance in oil and gas, and adoption plans are aggressive. However, there are differing perspectives and confusion about definitions, value and approach. CIOs can use this research to understand the key ways digital twins are developing in the industry.

Table Of Contents


  • Digital Twin Origins and Definitions in Brief
  • Use Their Primary Purpose to Define Digital Twins in Oil and Gas
    • Monitoring
    • Visualization
    • Simulation
  • As a Critical Success Factor, IT Must Ensure Clarity of Purpose

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