Driving energy efficiency and emissions reduction
The world’s demand for energy is increasing, and so is the need for more-sustainable ways to produce that energy. Fortunately, big data, advanced analytics, and automation can be leveraged to help maximize efficiency.
Automated systems can make subtle changes to production in an instant — far more quickly than a person, who would have to analyze the data, interpret its meaning, make a decision, and then put it into action. Abqaiq Plants used advanced data analytics to predict real-time crude oil quality and make small, fast adjustments to production, and implemented various other initiatives to boost efficiency. This helped achieve a 31.8% reduction in carbon intensity between 2019 and 2022.