New sources of energy and increased productivity
The power industry is filled with data. Large volumes of information are generated in all stages of production, from exploration and production to the distribution of energy.
With a country of continental size, efficiently distributing energy becomes a major challenge.
With a well-structured Big Data environment, you can:
First, you have to determine where to look for new oil or gas fields. It is possible to observe potentially productive areas through data collected from the seismic tracking in their current fields of exploration.
Once you've made the breakthrough, you need to assess the likelihood that this new field will be profitable. Big Data analysis tools are now used to process the series of data variables that can affect the feasibility of drilling operations. Examples of such data include:
This analysis can help estimate the amount of oil or gas to be extracted. It all comes down to data: historical production along with local drilling, climate and environmental data (eg ocean currents for offshore platforms). The result is a much clearer picture of what you have to work with.
In addition, in an exploration platform, there are thousands of sensors that must be monitored in real time. This is easily done in a well-structured Big Data environment.