Wearable Tech in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research

Wearable Tech in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research


Wearable tech is still in its infancy in the industrial space, and much of the developments today are largely catering to the demand of the consumer markets. However, oil and gas companies have started evaluating the possibilities of deploying wearable devices in day-to-day operations. Initial research is focused on enabling real-time monitoring of field technicians to ensure safety and in providing them with audiovisual assistance in performing asset maintenance. The eventual goal is to adopt lightweight, yet rugged wearable devices to improve safety and efficiency in oilfield operations.

The major area of interest is the ability of wearable tech to free up the wearer's hands, enabling him to perform tasks without any hindrance. Moreover, wearable devices can augment natural human capabilities, such as enhanced vision or smell (gas detection), thereby adding productivity and safety in oil field operations. These aspects of wearable tech are encouraging oil and gas companies to adopt helmets, smart glasses, wristbands, and other devices that incorporate technologies like wireless connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR).


  • Overview of the emergence of wearable tech as a theme in the oil and gas industry and its impact on operations.
  • Detailed analysis of the emerging use cases for wearable tech across the oil and gas value chain.
  • A brief overview of the major application areas for wearable tech in the oil and gas industry.
  • Analysis of the wearable tech industry along with its use cases across different industry verticals.
Reasons to buy
  • Understand the importance of adopting wearable technology in oil and gas operations.
  • A review of some of the case studies highlighting the growing capabilities of wearable in addressing business challenges across the oil and gas value chain.
  • Identify and benchmark key oil and gas companies and technology providers based on their exposure to wearable theme.

  • Introduction
  • Impact of wearable tech on oil and gas industry
    • Wearable technology for enhanced productivity and workforce safety
    • Case studies
      • Table Figure 1: Wearable tech is transforming on-field inspection and maintenance activities
      • Table Figure 2: Head-mounted computer leading to digital transformation at Shell's facilities
  • Players
    • Table Figure 3: Who are the big players in the wearable tech industry and what do they do?
  • Technology briefing
    • Input
    • Output
    • Platform technologies
    • Power sources
  • Trends
    • Applications of wearable tech in oil & gas
      • Table Applications of wearable tech in oil & gas
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
    • Regulatory trends
      • Table Regulatory trends
  • Industry analysis
    • Market size and growth forecasts
      • Table Figure 4: Wearables tech revenue to more than double over five years
      • Table Figure 5: Smartwatches to increase market share between 2018 and 2023
      • Table Figure 6: Smartwatches to propel wearable tech revenue growth
    • Competitive analysis
      • Table Figure 7: Five companies commanded two-thirds of the global wearables market in 2018
      • Table Figure 8: Apple is the leader across multiple geographies
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 9: The story of wearable technologies
    • Use cases in other industries
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 10: Wearable technology is one of six distinct IoT markets
    • App layer
    • Data layer
    • Connectivity layer
  • Device layer
    • Table Figure 11: Smartwatches
    • Table Figure 12: Smart glasses
    • Table Figure 13: Fitness trackers
    • Table Figure 14: Smart clothes
    • Table Figure 15: Hearables
  • Companies
    • Oil & gas companies
      • Table Oil & gas companies
    • Technology companies
      • Table Technology companies
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Appendix: Our thematic research methodology
    • Viewing the world's data by themes makes it easier to make important decisions
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    • That is why we developed our "thematic engine"
    • How do we create our sector scorecards?
      • Table Figure 16: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
    • What is in our sector scorecards?
    • How do we score companies in our thematic screen?
    • How our research reports fit into our overall thematic research ecosystem
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