Rockies Plays: Big Data Is A Big Deal

Four technology roundtable speakers at Hart Energy’s recent DUG Rockies Conference & Exhibition agreed that big data is making a big deal for operators and, ultimately, the oil and gas industry.

Big data, according to David Gonzales, president and CEO of Bison Oil & Gas, is likely to have the biggest impact on completions including the use of high-resolution data. Analytic approaches for the fracturing side, according to Samuel Rogers, consulting business manager at Schlumberger North America, can help effectively place fracks, understand when a drill bit will fail and fit the right completion to the right amount of proppant.