Facing a competitive global marketplace and intense regulatory pressures, those in the oil industry know firsthand the importance of being able to access, analyze, and gain insights from all their data. In drilling, there can be tens of thousands of rows of data produced in a day from a single rig. With multiple rigs adding up very quickly, the rows of data generated every day can easily rise into the millions.
Anadarko, a Texas-based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, recognized the hidden value in their huge data stores and implemented a plan for embracing advanced analytics to improve processing systems and lower overall operational costs. To support the initiative Anadarko wanted an analytics solution that would provide answers and context for everyone in the organization—from a hands-on driller, to an engineer, and to a consultant.
Turning to TIBCO Spotfire®, people from across the company were able to connect to thousands of data points from oil rigs worldwide and create meaningful data visualizations. Since Spotfire® was widely adopted and implemented successfully across all operations, Anadarko naturally turned to TIBCO again when looking to build a real-time data system and put all that data to use.
Building a Real-time Analytics System in 3 Months
Deciding to build a real-time system using TIBCO StreamBase®, with no coding required, Anadarko completed the task faster with only a drilling engineer, a data scientist, and two TIBCO developers. By working with TIBCO, Anadarko developed a real-time intelligent drilling system with StreamBase in only 90 days and cut costs by avoiding fees for outside expertise and IT support.
In addition to accelerating implementation, StreamBase provided an open streaming analytics system that enabled instantaneous changes to drilling data sources. It also allowed Anadarko to interact with the data, respond to messages, and have StreamBase redo calculations on the fly.
With quicker message delivery enabling more efficient drill operations, Anadarko is well positioned to cut costs, provide more value to shareholders, and create a unique competitive advantage using TIBCO.