Some of the new technologies in oil and gas will include:
Smart plant: We are installing smart sensors and deploying IIoT connectivity across our plants, to enhance power generation and increase sustainability and safety
Robotics: We use robotics across the air, ground and underwater, for high impact applications. For example, drones conduct inspections for flare stacks, a feature in refineries that burns excessive gas. Something that took three days now only takes 30 minutes, and is safer for our employees.
Operational analytics: we are monitoring company energy and emissions consumption using advanced analytics and in-house technologies
Additive manufacturing: we are testing a 3D-printed metallic impeller in one of Riyadh Refinery's pumps prior to mass deployment.
Smart city: we are deploying the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and AI to increase efficiency, safety and quality of life at Aramco communities, through water conservation, energy savings, street light operations and maintenance, rush hour traffic management, security and more.
AR/VR: we use AR/VR technology to enhance our emergency preparedness, and our repair procedures and installations, through advanced modelling and simulations. Our engineers experience equipment and simulate procedures to help them hit the ground running.
Digital twins: a digital twin is a digital replica of an asset, allowing for real-time operational monitoring. For example, the Offshore Project Department is implementing the concept to design and construct one of its platforms, resulting in more efficient operations.