O&G companies are using AI to analyse vast quantities of data to help predict where problems may be likely to arise, so that parts can be replaced (or adjustments made), and interruptions to operations can be avoided - or at least mitigated. Shell is a notable example. l I look forward to AI and machine learning being more widely used in industries like energy and aerospace, which should lead to a lower incidence of accidents.
The work at Pernis is an example of how oil and gas companies use artificial intelligence and machine learning to notice problems before they occur, sometimes months in advance. Shell has since expanded the programme to 19 assets.