GrafanaCONline: Industrial process monitoring: oil and gas industry
We have been utilizing Grafana at Whiting Oil and Gas for approximately three years. In that time, we have greatly impacted the way our field assets are managed through dashboards and alerting. Instead of servers and network data, Whiting is using the application to monitor oil and gas wells in remote locations. Historically, the energy industry has deployed very expensive tools to monitor assets and visualize data. Many times those applications can cost the organization several hundred thousand dollars per yer in licensing alone. Grafana represents a major disruption to the software providers in our industry. In the beginning adoption was very slow. After many long days riding around in trucks with field personnel and interviewing countless operations supervisors, we have watched Grafana become a staple at Whiting. Today, we have grown the application to over 300 dashboards and 200 active users. This gives field personnel the data necessary to make better decisions and prioritize their work. Whiting has been able to continue to add assets while reducing their labor to manage those assets.