It’s funny—sometimes we talk about smart farms as if they were a 2010-to-now phenomenon. But when you see how farm yields boomed in the 20s and 30s due to hybrid crops and the addition of technology—tractors—you realize farms have been getting smarter for decades.Read More
What if your wells or pipelines could call you up and tell you they were sick before they went down?If you’ve ever gone to the doctor to get some medicine at the first sign of a fever—to try to shorten the illness—you understand what I mean.
Most of the time now, in the oil patch, the first we know of a problem is when the pump breaks down, the compressor slams on the brakes, a valve gives way or there’s some other catastrophic—and expensive—problem.
What if we could use Big Data to start detecting the lead-up to a problem and fix it before it became a shutdown or, in the case of a pipeline, a big leak? It could help our people work smarter by doing small jobs in time to reduce the major ones.Read More
In the summer of 2017 a team of valiant Zedities went to Nebraska with a proven oilfield data integration platform, to do a test. The trip turned out to be more than an exercise in technology: the fun of working in a hot corn field in August picking up some unwelcome critters along the way, like local ticks for example, was priceless! The test was not on oil, or gas.Read More