BIG DATA IN THE OIL SECTOR: A REVIEW OF HOW ANALYTICS IS REVOLUTIONIZING SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS
Mercy Odochi Agho, Mojisola Abimbola Adeyinka, Casandra Okogwu, Uneku Ikwue, Obinna Arize Ufoaro, Sodrudden Abolore Ayodeji, Ch ibuike Daraojimba
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In recent years, the oil sector has been at the epicenter of a transformative wave, primarily driven by the integration of big data and analytics. This study embarked on a comprehensive exploration of the evolving dynamics in the oil sector, focusing on the pivotal role that big data analytics plays in reshaping the industry’s operational and strategic frameworks. The research delineated the historical context of supply chain operations, the advent of digital transformation, and the current challenges faced by the oil sector, providing a robust foundation for the analysis of the transformative potential of big data analytics in the industry. The methodology adopted in this study was both robust and comprehensive, encompassing a detailed literature search strategy, well-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, and a methodical approach to data extraction and synthesis. This facilitated a deep analysis of the available literature, enabling the drawing of informed conclusions based on empirical evidence. The study identified significant gaps in existing literature, pointing towards areas ripe for further research and exploration. Findings from the study underscored the transformative potential of big data analytics in the oil sector, offering solutions that can revolutionize the industry by fostering efficiency, innovation, and growth. The integration of advanced data interpretations and predictive analytics emerged as a central theme, promising to reshape the industry by offering solutions to complex problems and fostering innovation. Furthermore, the study delineated strategic recommendations for the oil sector, guiding the industry towards a future marked by innovation, sustainability, and prosperity. These recommendations emphasized embracing digital transformation, fostering sustainability, enhancing safety protocols, and developing a skilled workforce, among others. In conclusion, the study offers a promising outlook for the oil sector, highlighting the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. As the industry stands at the cusp of a new era, it is incumbent upon stakeholders to leverage the opportunities presented by big data analytics, fostering a culture of innovation and growth that will propel the sector into a prosperous future.