Tuesday 1 April 2014

Industry views on digital revolution

Oil and gas professionals were asked to assess the industry’s state of readiness for advances in digital technology in a poll conducted on the first day of the SPE Intelligent Energy International exhibition and conference in Utrecht. The question posed by BP was: how many of the world’s plants, rigs and production platforms are ready to take advantage of the advances in digital technologies without the need for major upgrades? The majority of respondents (53%) said less than 25% of assets were ready. IE2014 is expected to attract more than 2,000 business leaders and senior engineering professionals from across the world.