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AI Applications in Safety and Risk Management for Oil and Gas Operations

Intro   Hazardous environments are inherent to Oil and Gas operations, especially in offshore locations. Their dangerous conditions have constantly put workers and the environment at risk. Besides that, productivity is also threatened by the asset core activities, mainly affected by corrosion generating processes. This worrying scenario requires an optimized method of risk management. In this sense, AI plays a pivotal role in mitigating risk management concerns, enhancing maintenance control by constantly monitoring the asset’s health. Despite that, there still are several nuances that contemplate the complexity of risk management in each operation. For this reason, let's delve into the [...]

Unlocking AI’s accuracy and reliability

AI's growth scenario   From its early days as a theoretical concept to today's omnipresent reality, AI's journey has been characterized by exponential growth. According to a 2022 IBM research, more than a third of companies (35%) report the use of AI in their business, a four-point increase from 2021. This illustrates a key change in the way we face reality, but different from other technological revolutions: today’s tool learns from its own experience at increasingly higher speed and scale.     These tools are programmed to have a human-like thought process. Moreover, they are now a reality in the [...]

Why is AI so crucial for predictive maintenance?

Intro   The application of AI to predictive maintenance has emerged as a transformative force in the oil and gas industry. Establishing an analysis of the asset health allows a proactive approach to corrosion and other anomalies. This way, the industry can mitigate wear and tear impacts while increasing efficiency, safety and sustainability. The use of AI-powered predictive maintenance can avoid costly unplanned downtime. However, the application of such an innovative solution comes with its uncertainties and challenges. In this blogpost, we will dive into the urgency and the bottlenecks of adopting AI to execute predictive maintenance.   How does [...]

August 29th, 2023|Artificial Intelligence, iot, Oil and Gas|

Making the most of POB on offshore assets

Intro The management of People on Board (POB) it’s a crucial and inherent challenge to the oil and gas industry. As a risky environment, it claims for meticulous assignment of activities for professionals onboard. It involves the proper mapping of demands that require work. Beyond natural risks involving people working in an offshore facility, unplanned events happen, which claims for workers to solve the occurrence. This event harms the planning of the POB previously done and increases the downtime of the asset, which leads to significant financial losses and possible legal outcomes. Therefore, it’s urgent that the industry rethinks how [...]

August 16th, 2023|Corrosion, Industry 4.0, Oil and Gas|

How Machine Vision will change society forever

Intro: Computers that make decisions on their own, based on the environment they physically are, it’s the new frontier of artificial intelligence evolution, called Machine Vision, which allows computers to see and analyze their surroundings. It is an algorithm that provides spatial awareness to the computer, enabling the machine to develop a visual perception in the same way humans do. Machine vision has provided new forms of automation not previously imagined, such as real-time parts tracking, enhanced quality inspection, product defect detection and more efficient and accurate safety systems. This allowed the technology to gain notoriety and be disseminated among [...]

August 9th, 2023|Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twin, Oil and Gas|

Difference Between Upstream, Midstream and Downstream

Intro: The efficient asset operation in the oil and gas industry has a huge impact on the global economy and the full functioning of society. The activities involved in this industry require meticulous planning and process mapping to improve business outcomes. And, although it moves massive capital flows and employs millions of people, catastrophic risks are imminent in this sector. It is in this field that the concepts of Upstream, Midstream and Downstream come to light, which refer to the supply chain organization and its specifications, targeting at an optimal monitoring of the processes involved in each stage. These sectors [...]

August 2nd, 2023|Oil and Gas|

Challenges of Corrosion Under Insulation

Intro Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a pervasive problem in industrial process units that can lead to serious consequences if left unaddressed. It occurs when moisture becomes trapped between the insulation material and the metal surface, leading to accelerated corrosion. In this blog post, we will explore what CUI is, the risks it poses to process units,  and the costs associated with it. What is Corrosion Under Insulation? Corrosion under insulation refers to the corrosion that occurs beneath insulation materials used to protect industrial equipment and pipelines. When moisture is present within the insulation, it creates a corrosive environment that [...]

July 31st, 2023|Asset Integrity Management, Corrosion, Oil and Gas|

The Role of Digital Analytics in Optimizing Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry

In the oil and gas sector, digital analytics is revolutionizing decision-making and enhancing performance. By harnessing the power of accurate data analysis, companies in this pivotal industry can gain valuable insights and make informed decisions that drive efficiency and productivity. We will explore how oil and gas companies are optimizing operations and reducing costs through digital analytics.   Understanding the Importance of Digital Analytics in the Oil and Gas Industry.   Digital analytics plays a crucial role in the oil and gas industry by providing valuable insights and data-driven decision-making. With the vast amount of data available in this sector, [...]

July 24th, 2023|Oil and Gas|

Exploring Remote Inspection Techniques in the Oil and Gas Industry

Intro The oil and gas industry plays a critical role in powering our modern world. However, ensuring the integrity and safety of assets in this industry can be a very complex and dangerous task. Traditional inspection methods often involve significant manpower and time, along with potential safety risks due to the nature of offshore production processes. In recent years, remote inspection techniques have emerged as a game-changer, revolutionizing the way inspections are conducted in these kind of facilities. In this blogpost, we will delve into the possibilities offered by remote oil and gas inspection, such as drones and 360 cameras. [...]

July 17th, 2023|Asset Integrity Management, Oil and Gas|

Descubriendo el potencial de drones en la industria de gas y petróleo

Los responsables de mantenimiento de plataformas de gas y petróleo se enfrentan a un serio problema: el modo en que la mayoría de los equipos inspecciona y evalúa la corrosión en las instalaciones marinas es anticuado, peligroso, lento y propenso al error humano. En las instalaciones a gran escala, la identificación visual de la corrosión exige la presencia de muchas personas, lo que no solo resulta incómodo, como también inseguro. La buena noticia es que la solución a este problema ya existe, y pasa por utilizar drones y algoritmos de Computer Vision para que los trabajadores sobre el terreno puedan [...]

July 7th, 2023|Oil and Gas|
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