OSIsoft recently hosted 2 events here in the Houston area that provided how customers are using the PI System for enterprise-wide operational insight during the current energy industry downturn:

-- Houston Regional Seminar (October 11)

-- Big Data Forum (October 12)

Although both events were open to customers and partners from all industry segments, both days seem to focus on how oil & gas customers are mining PI System data and combining the information with other big data to continually increase production productivity and reduce unscheduled equipment downtime.  Various companies presented how advanced analytics are enabling them to further squeeze the cost of producing a barrel of energy.  Notable presentations were given by Devon Energy, Apache, National Oilwell Varco, and others.  Customers and partners explained how the PI System Integrators to Esri ArcGIS, SAP HANA, Microsoft Azure, Spotfire, and other big data analytic systems significantly reduced their data extraction efforts.

The links to all video presentations from both days are found here:

Houston Regional Seminar:  http://www.osisoft.com/about-osisoft/presentations/?year=2016&event=regionalseminar-Houston
Houston Big Data Forum:  http://www.osisoft.com/about-osisoft/presentations/?year=2016&event=iiot,advancedanalytics,bigdataforum

I hope you find the presentations as informative as I did.