Fueling success: The power of connected data ecosystems in the oil and gas industry

Written by Daniel Gaeta, Product Marketing Manager, AVEVA Data Hub

The connected data ecosystem

In today’s rapidly evolving oil and gas industry, companies grapple with significant challenges stemming from market fluctuations, geopolitical influences, and economic uncertainties. In response to these complexities, a powerful solution has emerged: sharing industrial data through a connected ecosystem.

Within the intricate web of the oil and gas sector, a vast array of stakeholders, including contractors, regulators, service providers, and technology vendors, play a pivotal role. This has led to an unprecedented surge in data generation. To streamline this data and enhance decision-making, industry-wide initiatives such as the Open Subsurface Data Universe(OSDU) and the Pipeline Open Data Standard (PODS) have gained momentum.

Successful companies in the forthcoming decade will be those astutely harnessing the potential of data and embracing digital transformation. This strategic approach not only promises heightened efficiency and escalated productivity, but also underscores a commitment to sustainable practices.


It doesn’t have to be complicated: Data sharing in real time

The trajectory toward a promising future demands a robust collaboration with external stakeholders. Consequently, there arises an imperative for a sophisticated, real-time, and uncomplicated data-sharing ecosystem tailored for industrial data.

The practice of sharing data in real time empowers industrial operators to broaden their information network, facilitating the discovery of new opportunities, streamlining processes, and maintaining competitive advantages.

However, this venture is not without its fair share of challenges. Scaling technological barriers, ensuring security, and effectively traversing the complex web of data governance are crucial prerequisites for fully embracing the potential inherent in this interconnected industrial landscape.

A successful data-sharing solution must encompass efficient processing and storage of time-series data, seamless integration with various data sources, real-time and historical data aggregation, contextual information integration, and universal accessibility.

A paradigm shift

The paradigm of relying solely on internal resources to navigate industry challenges is undergoing a seismic shift. Organizations must recognize that the true value lies not only in sharing data, but in sharing it instantaneously to create collaborative ecosystems.

As we journey toward a sustainable future, the pivotal role of the oil and gas industry comes into sharp focus. Real-time data-sharing ecosystems forge collaborative partnerships with external stakeholders. They enable diverse entities such as equipment vendors, service providers, supply-chain partners, and analytics experts to share their insights, thereby optimizing operational efficiency and expediting the decision-making process.

While challenges persist, the promise of a connected ecosystem is potent. As the industry landscape continues to evolve, those who adeptly harness the potential of data sharing stand strategically positioned to shape the trajectory of the industry, steering it toward a future marked by innovation and growth.