This IDC Energy Insights report provides our top 10 predictions for the worldwide oil and gas industry in 2013. The predictions are based on a wide range of research including surveys of IT decision makers, in-depth interviews with industry executives, vendor briefings, and data from our Worldwide Oil and Gas Industry IT Spending Guide. The report is designed to be useful for oil and gas industry IT and business decision makers, technology vendors, and other market participants that want to focus their activities on the most important IT priorities and developments in the oil and gas industry.
According to Rick Nicholson, group vice president, IDC Energy Insights, "The oil and gas industry is undergoing a profound transformation with investment and importance shifting among countries and between the oil and natural gas segments. IT will play a crucial role in enabling this transformation."