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Biota Technology's Innovative Use of Data Integration for Energy Sustainability

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 Biota Technology's Innovative Use of Data Integration for Energy Sustainability - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Sensors - Gas Sensors
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Healthcare & Hospitals
  • Oil & Gas
Applicable Functions
  • Product Research & Development
Use Cases
  • Intelligent Urban Water Supply Management
  • Leakage & Flood Monitoring
The Challenge
Biota Technology, a leader in industrial genomics, identified a unique business opportunity to apply DNA sequencing and genomics, typically used in medical and scientific fields, to industrial use, specifically for subsurface exploration in oil and gas. The company recognized the potential benefits of their innovations for energy companies under pressure to improve capital efficiency and reduce operating costs. However, the complexity of genomes and biological material made Biota's vision challenging to implement and scale. The company needed to characterize fluid movement in oilfields by surveying subsurface microbes at different locations, depths, and times, and organizing them into DNA markers. Each Biota sample contained around 20,000 sequences describing around 100 DNA markers, resulting in hundreds of thousands of microbial data points that needed to be stored, categorized, and analyzed for informed business decisions.
The Customer
About The Customer
Biota Technology's customers are primarily energy companies under pressure to improve capital efficiency and reduce operating costs. These companies are often challenged with gathering, tracking, and integrating diverse data. They require detailed insights into the subsurface of their oilfields to make informed decisions about drilling practices and resource allocation. The customers need to understand fluid movement in their oilfields, which layers of the subsurface are producing oil and gas, and the health of their oilfields. They rely on Biota's innovative solutions to provide these insights and help them save on operating costs.
The Solution
To overcome these challenges, Biota Technology turned to TIBCO Spotfire analytics for a comprehensive analytics solution. Spotfire allowed Biota to integrate multiple data sources, visualize complex data, and query this data synchronously, providing a single workflow log analysis of a well or group of wells. The software simplified data structures into intuitive visuals and quickly queried them, enabling Biota’s engineers to provide customers with logs and conclusions for decision-making. Using Spotfire, Biota launched Genesis AI, a platform for developing the digital oilfield by syncing and analyzing multiple data sources into a single, clean workflow. Genesis AI combined crossreference DNA data, probability log data, and oil and gas metadata to provide customers with a comprehensive, live narrative of the subsurface, bringing insight into development progress and opportunities.
Operational Impact
  • The use of TIBCO Spotfire analytics and the launch of Genesis AI have transformed Biota Technology's operations. The company can now integrate multiple data sources, visualize complex data, and query this data synchronously, providing a single workflow log analysis of a well or group of wells. This has simplified the process of storing, categorizing, and analyzing hundreds of thousands of microbial data points. The company can now provide its customers with comprehensive, live narratives of the subsurface, bringing insight into development progress and opportunities. This has increased customer confidence and has positioned Biota as a pioneer in applying DNA sequencing and genomics to industrial use.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Biota’s customers have saved millions in operating costs by improving development plans and using resources effectively.
  • Genesis AI, built on Spotfire software, has cumulatively saved customers $400 million in operating costs.
  • Biota has saved billions of gallons of water with data-generated insights made possible by TIBCO.

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