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With no end to the crude-oil crisis in sight, the oil & gas industry must overhaul ICT systems to enable unprecedented levels of visibility and control.


  • The oil & gas industry has not been particularly ICT-focused in the past, with the result that the ICT landscape varies greatly across the industry, with some producers having state-of-the-art systems and others lacking basic ICT capabilities.
  • To address oil & gas industry needs, vendors will have to embrace operations technologies and the Internet of Things to a much greater extent than they have in the past.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the level of ICT disruption that will occur in the oil & gas industry as it comes to terms with a challenging long-term environment.
  • Explains the ICT opportunity in oil & gas in the new era of low crude-oil prices.

Key questions answered

  • What are the fundamental changes occurring in the oil & gas industry that ICT can help to address?
  • What are the risks inherent in short-term responses to the current glut of crude oil?

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  • Summary
  • The road to 2025 in the oil & gas industry
  • Understanding the ICT opportunity in the oil & gas industry
  • Recommendations


  • Further reading
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