Prospect of Big Data Application in Drilling Engineering

Part of the Information Fusion and Data Science book series (IFDS)


The big data is often called the petroleum in the information era, but the connection between petroleum and big data is not limited to it. The big data technology and petroleum and natural gas industry are closely related. In the economic environmental background where the global energy market is gloomy, the petroleum and natural gas companies increasingly obviously pay close attention to the big data. Not merely the big data technology will generate influences on the oil & gas industry. The progresses obtained in computing technology, Internet of Things, cloud computing, mobile communication technology, robot technology and artificial intelligence bring new innovations for the oil & gas industry. Integrating the traditional production mode in the oil & gas industry with the rapidly developing Internet industry will definitely make the oil & gas industry glow the new vitality.


Big data Oil & Gas Fault identification Optimization of drilling Drilling safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina

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