Quantum Computing in Oil and Gas - Thematic Research

Quantum Computing in Oil and Gas - Thematic Research

Summary

Quantum computers are machines that use the properties of quantum physics to store data and perform computations. Use cases stretch from improved weather forecasting to cracking the codes used to encrypt all internet messaging. The company (or government) that owns the first at-scale quantum computer will be powerful indeed. Quantum computers are proving extremely difficult to build, and fully-fledged commercial computers are not expected for 10, 20, or even 30 years. However, within the next five to seven years, intermediate quantum computers are likely to become available that can offer a quantum advantage over classical computers in certain optimization applications across, for example, space warfare, logistics, drug discovery, and options trading.

Oil majors ExxonMobil, Total, Shell, and BP, are among the few industry participants to venture into quantum computing. Although these companies intend to use the technology to solve diverse business problems, quantum chemistry is emerging as the common focus area of research in the initial phase.

Scope

  • Overview of the emergence of quantum computing as a theme and its potential applications in the oil and gas industry
  • Review of the recent technological advancements in quantum computing that could set the tone for its adoption across diverse industries
  • Assessment of the strategies and initiatives adopted by oil and gas companies to gain a first-mover advantage in this theme
Reasons to Buy
  • Understand the importance of quantum computing in oil and gas operations
  • Identify the key sectoral, technology, and macroeconomic trends influencing the quantum computing theme
  • Highlight the emerging use cases for quantum computing in the oil and gas industry
  • Identify and benchmark key oil and gas companies and technology providers based on their exposure to the quantum computing theme


  • Executive summary
  • Impact on the oil and gas industry
    • Quantum computing could support performance optimization in oil and gas
    • Quantum computing for the development of carbon capture Tecnologies
    • Collaborations with technology players are critical for quantum computing adoption
    • The oil and gas leaders are catching up on quantum computing
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: Who are the leading players in each segment of our quantum computing tech stack?
  • Technology briefing
    • What are quantum computers?
    • What is the difference between classical computers and quantum computers?
      • Table Difference between classical computers and quantum computers
    • What's the difference between universal quantum computers and annealers?
    • What is a qubit?
      • Table Figure 2: Quantum computers handle information in a fundamentally different way to classical computers
    • What is coherence?
    • What are the five key types of qubit architecture?
      • Table Qubit architectures work and identifies the leading developers
    • Are quantum computers superior to classical computers?
    • What is quantum volume?
      • Table Figure 3: Quantum volume is a more comprehensive metric than qubit count
  • Trends
    • Oil and gas trends
      • Table Oil and gas trends
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
  • Industry analysis
    • Market size and growth forecasts
    • Patent trends
      • Table Figure 4: Quantum computing patent filings took off in 2014
      • Table Figure 5: Quantum computing patents by assignee
    • Mergers, acquisitions, and financing
      • Table Mergers, acquisitions, and financing
      • Table The key capital raisings associated with quantum computing over the last five years
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 6: The quantum computing story
    • Industry use cases
      • Molecular modeling
      • Cybersecurity
      • Financial modeling
      • Logistics
      • Manufacturing process optimization
      • Artificial neural networks
      • Military and space
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 7: Our quantum computing value chain
    • Quantum infrastructure
      • Table Figure 8: Quantum infrastructure
      • Superconducting cables
      • Cryogenic refrigeration
      • Microwaves
      • Lasers, beams, and splitters
      • Quantum sensors
    • Quantum computing hardware platform
      • Table Figure 9: Quantum computing hardware platform
      • Superconducting qubits
      • Trapped ion qubits
      • Spin qubits
      • Photonic qubits
      • Topological qubits
      • Quantum annealing - D-Wave's quantum-not quantum computer
    • Quantum software
      • Table Figure 10: Quantum software
      • Quantum programming languages
      • Quantum algorithms
      • Resource management and simulation
    • Quantum applications
      • Table Figure 11: Quantum applications
      • Combinatorial optimization
      • Differential equations
      • Linear algebra
      • Integer factorization
    • Quantum services
      • Table Figure 12: Quantum services
      • Quantum education
      • Quantum cloud
      • Professional services
  • Companies
    • Oil and gas companies
      • Table Oil and gas companies
    • Public companies
      • Table Public companies
    • Private companies
      • Table Private companies
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Further reading
    • GlobalData reports
      • Table GlobalData reports
  • Our thematic research methodology
    • Table Figure 13: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
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