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2023 Oil & Gas Trend: Digital Twins Expansion

Published: 31 January 2023

Summary

Digital twins continue to expand along multiple pathways in oil and gas. CIOs should establish modular architectures, reusable components, integration skills and governance processes to sustain the value of both multiplying specialist digital twins and highly complex, composite digital twins.

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Opportunities
  • Digital twins are spreading in oil and gas. Building forward from relatively simple designs intended as visual integrators of operational information, oil and gas firms have recognized the value of digital twin design approaches to model an increasingly diverse set of operational processes.

  • At the other end of the spectrum, complex digital twins sit at the heart of highly digitalized asset operations technology architectures for a few companies. As more oil and gas enterprises adopt intelligent asset designs, this class of operational digital twins will become a critical component of the technology architectures delivering asset optimization in the future.

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Simon Cushing Rich McAvey

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