The term ‘digital oilfield’ is used to describe the vision of real-time asset management for optimal oil and gas production and field management. Many oil and gas operating companies, large and small, have taken the initial steps to instrument and automate wellsites for remote monitoring and control. This has enabled them to analyze and visualize field production data to make decisions that optimize well and fieldwide performance. While these steps are necessary, they are not enough to completely realize the vision of a truly digital oilfield. The remaining steps include incorporating the ability to respond to events in real-time that require human intervention. Such examples may include responding to an unexpected drop in production, a spill risk, an erratic tubing or casing pressure measurement reading, hydrate buildup, or a poorly functioning regulator.