This presentation will address the needed capabilities of the Digital Oil Field IT foundation and highlight some of the challenges the industry has in getting those enablers in place. The need for an integrated framework, or “IT Stack,” has been undersold in many companies leading to disappointment with the pace of deployment and adoption. Here is a perspective on how not to let that happen to you.
The connection between the Digital Oil Field and the increased capabilities of Information Technology seem obvious. Our industry carries an almost unconscious assumption that since IT is the enabler for the digital oil field, somehow that foundation is in place for us to work from. However, we all have been in situations where inadequate attention to data management, the lack of enabling IT infrastructure, or lack of enough people with the right skills are root causes of inefficient or failed introduction of new technology. The excitement of the new functionality, the promise of transformed work processes and much higher returns on our technology investments are often dashed by these critical realities.
Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:30 a.m. - Nov. 16, 2011, 1 p.m.