Digital Oilfield (Oil and Gas) - Thematic Research

Digital Oilfield (Oil and Gas) - Thematic Research


Digital Oilfields enable oil and gas companies and oilfield service providers to remotely monitor and control critical activities at production facilities. These technologies aim to boost productivity and efficiency in exploration and production (E&P) by minimizing equipment downtime and improving hydrocarbon recovery.

This is especially critical in today’s scenario where oil and gas producers are seeking to streamline their costs to recover from the COVID-led energy demand shock. Digital oilfields also help reduce the need for the physical deployment of personnel on site, thereby improving worker safety. Digital oilfield technologies have gained momentum with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).

They use artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics, and visualization tools to generate data-driven insights in real time to speed up decision-making processes. Companies are looking to automate as many processes as possible to mitigate operational risks as well as labor risks, potentially leading to cost savings in the long term.


  • The report analyses the emergence of digital oilfields as a theme in the oil & gas industry.
  • It highlights the various industry and technology trends influencing the digital oilfield theme.
  • It evaluates recent oil and gas projects around the world for their adoption of digital oilfield technologies.
  • It analyses the digital oilfield value chain and identifies the major players across each segment of this value chain.
  • The report also provides an overview of the competitive positioning of leading oil and gas players and oilfield equipment and service providers in the digital oilfield theme.
Reasons to Buy

The report assesses how companies are enabling digital transformation while undertaking exploration and production activities in the oil and gas industry. It helps to -
  • Identify the key trends supporting the global adoption of digital oilfield technologies.
  • Review the adoption of digital oilfield around the world and the key contractors that are enabling this adoption.
  • Understand the digital oilfield value chain and identify its industry leaders and challengers.
  • Identify and benchmark key oil and gas players and equipment and service providers in the digital oilfield theme.

  • Executive Summary
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: Who are the leaders in digital oilfield?
  • Technology Briefing
    • Table Figure 2: Digital oilfield: traditional model vs new model
    • Table Figure 3: Digital oilfields enable data sharing among all stakeholders to improve decision making
    • Table Figure 4: Digital oilfields can help achieve a broad range of objectives in E&P
  • Trends
    • Oil & gas sector trends
      • Table Oil & gas sector trends
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
  • Industry Analysis
    • Digital oilfield deployments are growing worldwide
      • Table Figure 5: North Sea oil and gas projects led in contract activity for digital technologies
      • North Sea
      • Persian Gulf
      • US Lower 48
      • Southeast Asia
      • Western Africa
      • The competitive landscape for digital oilfield contracting activity
        • Table Figure 6: Oilfield service providers enabling digitalization of E&P operations
    • Technology adoption gathering momentum
      • Table Figure 7: Number of active jobs have picked up since the COVID-19 pandemic
      • Table Figure 8: Oilfield service companies driving patent applications in the upstream sector, 2016-2021
    • Use cases
      • Digital twins
        • Table Digital twins in the oil and gas sector
      • Automated production platform
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Digital oilfield major M&A activity, 2017-21
  • Value Chain
    • Table Figure 9: How does the digital oilfield value chain interact with the oil & gas industry value chain?
    • Table Figure 10: The digital oilfield value chain
    • Devices and equipment
      • Table Figure 11: Digital oilfield value chain: devices and equipment
    • Connectivity
      • Table Figure 12: Digital oilfield value chain: connectivity
    • Data analytics
      • Table Figure 13: Digital oilfield value chain: data analytics
      • Software platforms
      • Data storage
      • Pure play digital oilfield solutions
    • Visualization tools
      • Table Figure 14: Digital oilfield value chain: visualization tools
    • Digital oilfield services
      • Table Figure 15: Digital oilfield value chain: digital oilfield services
  • Companies
    • Oil & gas companies
      • Table Oil & gas companies
    • Oilfield service providers
      • Table Oilfield service providers
  • Integrated Oil and Gas Sector Scorecard
    • Who's who
      • Table Figure 16: Who does what in the integrated oil and gas space?
    • Thematic screen
      • Table Figure 17: Thematic screen
    • Valuation screen
      • Table Figure 18: Valuation screen
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Further Reading
    • GlobalData reports
      • Table GlobalData reports
  • Our thematic research methodology
    • Table Figure 19: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
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