Microsoft highlights digital transformation for oil & gas at ADIPEC

Company also hosting an Oil and Gas Solution Demo Theatre to demo its and partners’ industry-specific solutions

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Microsoft highlights digital transformation for oil & gas at ADIPEC  Microsoft highlights potential of digitalisation to transform region’s oil and gas sector, through machine-learning, IoT, big data, and more.
By  David Ndichu Published  November 14, 2017

Microsoft is demonstrating how its solutions can help oil and gas organisations digitalise their operations at the ongoing Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017.

Specifically, Microsoft’s Connected Field Service empowers field workers to shift to a proactive and predictive service model, leveraging connected devices and machine learning capabilities to combine remote monitoring, digital services, and predictive maintenance.

 “The Connected Field Service solution gives a broader picture of operations to optimise resources, improve scheduling through field service and field management software, making the most of employee productivity and resolving issues faster,” explained Omar Saleh, director manufacturing & resources, Microsoft Middle East & Africa. “Organisations can capture and analyse data from connected devices and with the help of Azure IoT Suite, workers can receive real-time alerts from devices—including places that were previously difficult to monitor”

Microsoft, the event’s ‘Strategic Digital Transformation Partner’ is also hosting an Oil and Gas Solution Demo Theatre, where visitors can get first-hand experience of the company’s industry-specific solutions, as well as those of its partners.

During ADIPEC, Microsoft senior executives and industry experts are also participating in various conferences such as Security in Energy, C-Suite Dialogues and Global Downstream Business Leaders Panel to share insights on the latest trends and advancements in oil and gas.

Microsoft’s industry partners are exhibiting from the same stand. Platinum Partner PROS is showcasing how industry players can drive margin growth through the company's Dynamic Pricing solution. US-based global technology consultancy firm Blackstone eIT (Gold Partner) is demonstrating its Chatbot, Emo Scanner, Identity Validator and a Smart Tracker for IoT Security. GIS specialist Esri (Gold Partner) is showing attendees how it uses the "Science of Where" to help oil and gas companies make knowledge-based decisions regarding everything from resource extraction to ensuring HSE compliance.

US software company Hexagon PPM (Gold Partner) is conducting live solutions-demo at Microsoft’s stand using Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Hub, and showing how it helps industry professionals collaborate more closely and effectively, using 3D modelling and visualisation; engineering and schematics; leading-edge information management; materials management and project controls; and enterprise-level analytics. And Bentley Systems (Gold Partner) is demonstrating software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure to empower multi-disciplined engineering teams gain visibility and insight into project execution, and better manage the performance of operating assets.

Microsoft is exhibiting from Hall 13, Stand 13070.

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