Smarter ICT tools to ‘streamline efficiencies’ in energy
Abu Dhabi, June 2, 2014
Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, previewed how a new generation of smarter ICT technologies are set to streamline efficiencies, reduce security risks and minimise overhead costs in the energy sector at a conference in Abu Dhabi recently.
The conference, which was organised in partnership with Gasco and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), took place at the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex.
The exclusive conference brought together engineers and ICT decision makers to meet global experts from the Adnoc Group of Companies as well as renowned analysts to share insights on the future of UAE’s oil and gas operations.
It featured a panel discussion addressing mobility and security in the Digital Oilfields era, a series of CIO roundtables discussing how to establish an effective ICT strategy, and a communications technology case study about Saudi Aramco.
Live technology demos also featured at the conference, with a showcase of innovations including smart oilfield solutions, unified communication platforms, and data centre facilities that are optimised for use in local outdoor environments.
Energy companies can greatly improve their processes through new technologies, specifically adoption of digital oilfield and intelligent pipeline solutions, said Huawei in a statement.
Investment in this level of ICT allows oil companies to better manage and visualise data plus establish a communications infrastructure that links their upstream, midstream and downstream activities together, it stated.
Digital pipeline technologies can add significant value, allowing a more holistic management of data and process, said the statement. Huwaei’’s Digital Field technologies have increased production rates and helped oil and gas companies build collaboration and enhance business efficiency.
There is also rising in popularity in the use of telepresence or video conferencing solutions through mobile devices, enhancing communications within the energy sector and reducing operational costs and risk, it said.
Huawei currently serves 12 of the world’s top 20 oil and gas companies covering 38,000km of oil and gas pipelines and has implemented a number of projects across the region in the oil and gas sector, including Saudi Arabia and Iraq, as well as global projects in Mexico, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and China, it added. - TradeArabia News Service