By Janice Abel
Like many other energy companies, Devon Energy, a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company in North America, generates huge volumes of data. The company’s SCADA system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates per second. As we learned at a session at the recent ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Devon Energy has implemented advanced data historian and analytics technologies to transform all this data into actionable insights that support data-driven decisions. This required close cooperation between the company’s operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) groups.