When I learned the amount of information that comes up from the borehole today, I was aghast. Its gargantuan and one needs gargantuan computing capacity in order to find the needles in the haystack. This partnership is a harbinger for the future as more big oil and big data must team up in order to milk oil fields. This is the advance US firms have before the entire rest of the world where they still drill holes in order to feast on them for decades. The Casino changes.
ExxonMobil has partnered with Microsoft to make its operations in the Permian Basin the largest-ever oil and gas acreage to use cloud technology, Exxon announced Friday.