Schlumberger and AVEVA signed an agreement to integrate edge, AI, and cloud digital solutions to help operators optimize oil and gas production. The companies will work together to streamline how energy operators acquire, process and action field data for enhanced wellsite efficiency and performance. Initial focus of the collaboration includes linking edge systems to applications in the DELFI cognitive E&P environment to better manage equipment health and optimize performance.
“This partnership brings together our edge and cloud solutions with the AVEVA PI System™ to seamlessly liberate access to data accelerating insights and action,” said Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger. “By integrating our domain expertise, secure edge technology and digital applications in the DELFI environment with AVEVA, we will enable customers to increase efficiency and transform their production operations.”
“Digital transformation of critical infrastructure requires a strategic vision that transcends technology to drive efficiency, achieve profitable business outcomes and deliver sustainability,” said Andrew McCloskey, Chief Technology Officer, AVEVA. “Recent macroeconomic events have highlighted the need for agility throughout all industries. Our collaboration with Schlumberger will drive operational agility and engineering efficiency, while also enabling swifter delivery of new products and services to make assets and operations run more smoothly.”
The collaboration will bring to market the IoT and cloud capabilities of both companies. This includes the data management platform capabilities of the AVEVA PI System and Schlumberger domain expertise and analytics capabilities provided by Agora edge AI and IoT solutions and the DELFI environment. The companies also plan joint technology integrations, sales and service support, and go-to-market activity.
Driving dynamic intelligence to the edge
Agora offers dynamic intelligence to the oilfield with edge AI and IoT solutions. As the only E&P-specific edge AI solutions provider, Agora delivers real-time remote operations and intelligent asset solutions that bridge the gap to a more sustainable and safer oilfield with a lower carbon and human footprint while increasing operation efficiency and productivity.
The edge AI platform, designed specifically for the oil and gas industry, is built upon three main pillars: openness, security, and ability to scale.
Successful edge AI solutions for the industry must be open – meaning they can work with field equipment from any manufacturer. Additionally, data generated in the field is transmitted to an open data ecosystem, or to proprietary data ecosystems.
Edge AI and IoT solutions for this industry must also be secure – by design and in operation, from the field to the cloud. The Agora edge AI solutions platform uses best practices to ensure both software and hardware security, which also encompasses data access and transmission.
Finally, because of the complexity of the industry, edge AI and IoT solutions for oil and gas must be scalable. Agora’s robust infrastructure and technology platform is agile, with the ability to independently manage multiple operational use cases while also facilitating edge device management through remote tools and over-the-air updates.