The Digital [Oil] Field

The Digital [Oil] Field

Though strong candidates for connectivity, the Agriculture and Energy industries remain fallow fields for IoT applications. In oil & gas production, the cost savings from preventing a pump breakdown that could halt a well’s production are measured in millions, but to date only a few producers, mostly the largest, have prioritized IoT implementation. In crop farming, the ability to measure weather and soil conditions on a micro-level and in real time has game-changing effects on yields, but this benefit has yet to take root at scale on farms. In both industries, the ability to remotely check equipment (irrigation systems or gas pipelines) functionality can save the need to send technicians to geographically dispersed assets and prevent downtime between visits.