BP PLC has deployed Plant Operations Advisor, a cloud-based advanced analytics solution developed with Baker Hughes, across all four of its operated production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, according to a Sept. 4 news release.
The technology has now been installed and tested at BP's Thunder Horse, Na Kika and Mad Dog platforms, and it will continue to be deployed to more than 30 of the major's worldwide upstream assets.
"We expect the deployment of this technology not only to deliver improvements in safety, reliability and performance of our assets, but also to help raise the bar for the entire oil and gas industry," Ahmed Hashmi, BP's global head of upstream technology, said.
Plant Operations Advisor applies analytics to real-time data from the production system and provides system-level insights to engineers so operational issues on processes and equipment can be addressed.
BP is in the process of utilizing the technology at its operations in Angola, with additional deployments in Oman and the North Sea slated for 2019.