Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT are all tools that are barreling through the oil and gas industry right now with a vengeance. This industry is an unassuming recipient of such advances, however they are not only embracing, but growing exponentially due to the safety, convenience and cost driven benefits they offer. Originally a world of pen and paper, rough necks, drafters, engineers, geologists, you name it. They are all being positively affected by the emergence of such technology and it’s taking the oil and gas industry by storm. So get your umbrella, there are many options out there, lots of terminology and some common goals – to drive down costs, improve safety and project forward into the future.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.