Chevron: Oil, Gas Cos Should Date, Not Marry, Big Data Tech Vendors

With 1,200 vendors available, oil and gas companies should date, not marry, their Big Data technology vendors. Like other oil and gas companies, Chevron is swimming in data that represents a big opportunity for the industry, Irina Prestwood, analytics team lead for Chevron, told attendees at the second annual Data Driven Production Conference in Houston Wednesday. Prestwood quoted a Manhattan Institute report, Shale 2.0: Technology and the Coming Big Data Revolution in America’s Shale Oil Fields, which outlines the opportunities that industry has to tap shale resources using Big Data tools. With data not just coming from sensors anymore, many companies are starting to recognize that Big Data tools could be a ‘Kodak moment’ for some, Prestwood commented. But the oil and gas industry must get a better handle on…


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