Oil and Gas
The oil and natural gas industry has been slow to adopt comprehensive Big Data solutions. But over the last few years, energy companies have found success with Big Data, and its becoming increasingly integrated into drilling operations. Companies now have the ability to capture and analyze drilling data in real time, and in turn, mitigate failure risks and improve safety measures. Big Data solutions are also being used to monitor the approximately one million active wells in the United States and their associated valves, gauges, and compressor stations.
While slow to adapt, the oil and gas industry have realized the potential benefit of Big Data and have begun to implement it in their daily operational processes. It is now easier than ever to uncover new site locations with negatively impacting the environment. Energy companies can monitor the entire drilling process, from end-to-end, and in so doing, limit downtown and reduce traditional operating cost. The future is bright for a Big Data-driven oil and gas industry.