4IR technologies such as robotics and Virtual Reality are quickly transforming the oil and gas industry – improving safety, response times, operational efficiency, emissions reduction, and approaches to training.
At its launch the Center immediately provided the Company with a quantum leap in technological advancement in computational capability, development and testing capacity, setting the stage for a new level in operational excellence.
The Center connects to more than three million real time process measurements, receiving data from well-heads in the oil and gas fields, and from processing facilities across the Kingdom, which is then translated to more than five billion data points per day.
These data points are then combined with over two million lab measurements, readings from more than 3,000 analyzers and five million engineering drawings, in addition to millions of maintenance and inspection records.
But out of all the 4IR technologies housed here, it's AI – the powerful tool that is machine learning applied to Big Data, in particular – that's having the greatest impact. Through powerful machines connected to consoles in the AI Hub, and the use of advanced analytics, our subject matter experts translate this operational Big Data into meaningful insights to proactively detect and predict potential issues before they occur.