"Technology is the great growling engine that drives the contemporary world"

Rightly said technology is always in motion and is ever evolving. Newer enhancements and developments help us achieve the unachievable and thus keep on setting new standards and redefine the present ones. Latest advancements in the world of Computer Science and informatics have hit the world with a storm. Therefore, incurring those advancements in the field of Oil & Gas is the need of the hour to the make the industry more robust and effective.

Acquisition and Interpretation of data are some important aspects that can be easily handled by using computer frameworks. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is an industrial grade modern automation technology that at its most basic is a software system primarily used in controlling, monitoring and analyzing any industrial process. SCADA can act as one of the key factors towards modernization and automation of the Oil and gas industry. The main advantages of utilizing SCADA in Oil and Gas Industry are:


  • Monitor and gather the data (Drilling data, Production Data etc.)
  • Interpret the given data to provide it in an easily understandable and assessable format
  • Interact with various components in the framework to provide wireless controls to various equipments like pumps, motors, Control systems etc.
  • Help in artificial lift optimization
  • Help in automating well testing facilities etc.


  • Monitor and gather critical flow data in refineries and transportation pipelines
  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Reduce outages with auto-sectionalizing
  • Improve coordination with plant substation
  • Reduce outage minutes with restoration of major load
  • Improve load balancing etc.

The exponential growth in oil and gas industry increasing utilization of automation across the globe marks a substantial growth in the Oil and Gas SCADA Market. The Market had an estimated worth of XX Billion dollars in 2016, and is growing at a steady rate of XX% every year. Our extensive and in-depth analysis concludes that the market is booming and suggests that it will eventually reach an approximated net worth of xx billion dollars by 2028.

Technology and service overview:

SCADA primarily works over the principal of remote controlling and remotely accessing various equipment’s using coded communication signals and channels. Data Acquisition system combined with storage compartments and hardware helps in collection and storing data as well as creating a back-up. It can also be called a type of Industrial Control System (ICS). These systems use computer based architecture to connect various components to a single controlling and processing unit. However, it differ from other types of ICS as it tends to comprise multiple sites, equipment and can work across a larger span of area.

SCADA design operates on a system cohesively build across different software and hardware. Some essential elements of the SCADA design are:

  • Remote terminal units (RTUs): These equipments are attached to process units so that the data can be gathered and collected from the unit
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs): These help in converting sensor signals to digital data
  • Telemetry hardware connects RTUs and PLCs to supervisory system (control system)
  • A data acquisition server which works on telemetry is used to provide a wireless connection across the various components of the system. It allows clients to access data from these field devices using standard protocols
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI): a very important aspect of SCADA architecture, it includes the ways by which user can interact and work with the operation.

Basic working of SCADA system is as follows:

SCADA systems deploy multiple software and hardware elements that allow industrial organizations to:

  • Monitor, gather, and process data.
  • Interact with and control machines and devices such as valves, pumps, motors, and more, which are connected through HMI (human-machine interface) software.
  • Record events into a log file.

The information from sensors or manual inputs collected are send to the PLCs (Programmable logic controllers) or RTUs (remote terminal units) which send that information to HMI(Human Machine Interface) with SCADA installed. SCADA software analyzes and displays the data in order to help operators and other workers to reduce waste and improve efficiency in the manufacturing process.

Thorough and comprehensive analysis of SCADA System, technology, advancements along with architectural design is provided in the report.

Increase in automation utilization in the Oil and Gas Industry (refineries, rigs, pipelines etc.), reducing costs of automation technologies, need to increase the efficiency etc. are the key driving factors of the Oil and Gas SCADA Market. However, Increased risk of hacking, dependence on wireless networks, conventional network design problems etc. can act as a barrierfor implementation of SCADA. Besides, increasing robustness, flexibility, and further advancements in the industry is marking the need of automation, thereby, showcasing a tremendous growth opportunity in SCADA market in the coming years.

Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major market players like ABB group (Sweden), Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, Inductive Automations, Baker Hughes, Benktek Systems etc. is also provided in this report.

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By Industry

  • Upstream
  • Downstream

By Equipment:

  • Remote terminal units (RTUs)
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs)
  • Telemetry hardware
  • Data acquisition server
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Others

By Application:

  • Data monitoring
  • Automating control units
  • Process optimization
  • Automation processes

By Location:

  • On shore
  • Off shore

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central & South America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Market overview and forecasting covering Optimistic, Realistic and Pessimistic scenarios (2018-2028)
  • Analysis and study of various services provided by major players active in the Overall SCADA market
  • Market segmentation based on Industry, Equipment, Application, Location & Geography
  • Detailed coverage of technology and services involved
  • Technical comparative studies and case analysis
  • Competitive landscape with in depth analysis of the market players’ strategy
  • Infraline’s Techno Managerial edge covering SWOT, TOWS, Porter’s five forces and PESTLE analysis

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