Tech and energy: A changing partnership
Finance & Economics

Tech and energy: A changing partnership

Richard Gaut  •  
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Three factors are pressuring the oil and gas industry to make dramatic changes: enduring low oil prices, high operating costs, and the growing popularity of sustainable investing. With these mounting pressures, many operators are turning toward tech solutions.

Oil and gas has been using enterprise software and data-based decision making for decades, but what’s new since 2010 are advances in the tech space, like data storage, processing, and machine learning.

Dr. Carolyn Seto, Director of Upstream Research at IHS Markit, told CNBC News, “They [energy companies] are realizing that they’re not IT companies. They’re not software developers…They are partnering with these [tech] companies to be able to gain access to these new technologies, as opposed to taking the development costs themselves of building out capabilities within their organization.”

The right technology can help operators streamline operations. In the “Frac to the Future; Oil’s Digital Rebirth” equity research piece from January 2020, Barclays estimates growth in O&G digital services leading to $150 billion in annual savings for oil producers. As part of the same research, Barclays highlights a select group of companies, including, that are creating the “digital well of the future.”

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