Abu Dhabi Oil IIoT and AI project

  • December 12, 2019
  • imc

Abu Dhabi’s National Oil Company (ADNOC) is developing predictive maintenance for its oil infrastructure together with Honeywell. The project is one of the biggest implementations of industrial IoT analytics in the global oil and gas industry. The programme will include machine learning and digital twin technologies, and is expected to realise significant savings.

The ten year contract is part of ADNOC’s flagship Centralised Predictive Analytics and Diagnostics (CPAD) programme. CPAD, which underpins the company’s 2030 Strategy and Oil & Gas 4.0 initiatives, aims at transforming ADNOC’s operations to maximise value from every barrel of oil, while delivering the greatest possible returns to the United Arab Emirates.

ADNOC will deploy Honeywell Forge Asset Monitor and Predictive Analytics solutions at its Panorama Command Centre in its Abu Dhabi headquarters. The Panorama Digital Command Centre currently aggregates real-time information across ADNOC’s businesses and uses smart analytical models, AI and big data to generate operational insights and recommend new pathways. The addition of Honeywell’s solutions will enable the central monitoring of up to 2,500 critical rotating equipment across all ADNOC Group companies.

With continuous online equipment monitoring, aided by digital twin models and machine learning analytics, operators and maintenance personnel will be able to identify impending machinery issues earlier and shift from reactive and preventative maintenance practices to a predictive maintenance approach. 

More sophisticated insights into equipment health will allow ADNOC to evaluate equipment overhaul extension programmes, increase the availability of equipment and maximise production. 

The solution is intended to accelerate time to value by providing ADNOC engineers with a host of embedded data science and simulation tools.

The predictive maintenance project is one of a number of digital transformation initiatives by ADNOC to embed cutting-edge technology across its entire value chain and deliver its Oil & Gas 4.0 objectives of staying ahead of the world’s growing demand for energy. Other digital initiatives include its Panorama Digital Command Centre; smart data analytics Thamama Subsurface Collaboration Centre; and the use of AI-assisted value chain modelling, rock image pattern recognition technologies, and blockchain-based hydrocarbon accounting, to name a few.

“In an era where the oil and gas industry is being disrupted on multiple levels, it is important that we continue to drive innovation and seek new advanced technologies to further optimise performance and deliver sustainable returns,” said His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group chief executive officer of ADNOC. “ADNOC’s predictive maintenance project is significant in scale and in its application of AI technology, and marks an important technological milestone for the industry. Honeywell was selected as our valued technology partner to provide these state-of-the-art solutions after a highly competitive and rigorous process.”

“We are proud to partner with ADNOC as they lead the transformation towards Oil & Gas 4.0 and embrace the power of IIoT,” said Darius Adamczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell. “Honeywell Forge delivers the advanced capabilities business leaders need to harness big data to drive more efficient decision-making and exceed business goals. We look forward to ADNOC realising these benefits after deploying this leading-edge technology.”