Fundamentals in the Oil Field Matter Even More with Big Data

Today, everyone talks about data like it is a new idea that has emerged within the digital age, and that it has come to save time and money in the oil fields. The fact that we now use “data” to refer to information in a digital format changes very little…

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Shiva Rajagopalan is the President and CEO of Seven Lakes Technologies, a niche analytics and technology solutions firm, driven to improve business drivers and enhance execution of customer business strategies for the Upstream Oil and Gas Sector. Rajagopalan founded Seven Lakes Technologies in 2009 and has overseen the development of numerous innovative products. Previously, as a Data Architect at Chevron Corporation, Rajagopalan created solutions used to solve a broad range of oilfield challenges, resulting in multi-million dollar cost savings. Rajagopalan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He received four Chevron Contractor Recognition Awards for professional and technical excellence.

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.

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