Real-time operations and business operations have different data requirements. SCADA data users need real-time data to make decisions. According to Don Morrison, Real Time Data Engineer at Devon Energy, the company’s SCADA system was designed to support operations. However, SCADA data often has abnormalities. For example, when a sensor fails or is brought off line for maintenance, data averages can become inaccurate. In cases such as these, the data must be cleansed by removing abnormalities. Devon Energy has found that advanced analytics improves operations data. They achieve this by combining the real-time system and Seeq metrics to remove some of the abnormalities and improve data quality. Once this is done, the company incorporates the cleansed data into real-time operational dashboards to support drilling and production users as well as business users. For operations users, these dashboards typically provide both basic monitoring information and higher level operational status.