The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced its choice to partner with Honeywell on improving asset and machinery management during both upstream and downstream operations. The energy group is expecting the collaboration to produce enhanced asset monitoring capabilities and predictive maintenance solutions by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies like machine learning and digital twins. Honeywell’s asset monitoring and predictive analytics solution is expected to reduce unplanned maintenance, increased reliability, uptime and safety. The Honeywell Forge Asset Monitor and Predictive Analytics will enable the central monitoring of up to 2,500 critical rotating equipment across all ADNOC Group companies.
“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.
This solution, set to deploy at its Panorama Command Center in ADNOC Abu Dhabi headquarters. touts continuous online equipment monitoring aided by digital twin models and machine learning analytics, which aim to allow machine operators to identify machine health and act proactively in shifting maintenance processes. Insights into equipment health will also allow ADNOC to evaluate equipment overhaul extension programs, increase the availability of equipment and maximize production, and accelerate time to value by providing ADNOC engineers with a host of embedded data science and simulation tools.
The 10-year contract is part of ADNOC’s flagship Centralized Predictive Analytics and Diagnostics (CPAD) program. CPAD, which underpins the company’s 2030 Strategy and Oil & Gas 4.0 initiatives, aims at transforming ADNOC’s operations to maximize value from every barrel of oil, while delivering the greatest possible returns to the United Arab Emirates. The predictive maintenance project is one of many digital transformation initiatives by ADNOC to embed cutting-edge technology across its entire value chain and deliver on its Oil & Gas 4.0 mission, while other digital initiatives include its Panorama Digital Command Center; smart data analytics Thamama Subsurface Collaboration Center; and the use of AI-assisted value chain modeling, 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 optimize performance and deliver sustainable returns,” said His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group chief executive officer of ADNOC.