PARIS – Baker Hughes, a GE company and Yokogawa Electric subsidiary KBC are teaming up to provide a combination of process simulation, asset performance management, and operational software solutions to the oil and gas industry.
This will use GE’s Predix, the platform for the industrial internet, to deliver one unified view, thereby extending KBC’s Petro-SIM process simulation modeling across the oil and gas value chain and providing connectivity between operations, assets, people, and business processes.
Integrating KBC technology with BHGE’s digital solutions should help clients reduce bottlenecks in facilities, processes and equipment, BHGE claims, thereby optimizing production and lowering risk.
By integrating data analytics connected by seamless workflows between facilities and operations, the company adds, time spent on analyzing operations will be significantly reduced.
Matthias Heilmann, chief digital officer of BHGE, said: “This partnership showcases our commitment to break down data ‘silos.’
“For the first time, oil and gas customers can build adigital twin of a plant, refinery, or rig that incorporates end-to-end process and operational analytics and machine learning.”
Petro-SIM simulation already connects to cloud-basedIndustrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data-as-a-service solutions to remotely monitor and help improve customers’ process operations.
Through full integration to commercial data historian and database systems, BHGE says, KBC technology offers a central repository for process topology, and stream and equipment data, with access to live and historical plant operating data for performance monitoring.
GE’s Asset Performance Management system is said to enable intelligent asset strategies to help make operations safer by predicting and preventing failures. It can supply information on the history and current operation of an asset, and on suitable actions to improve performance, mitigate risk, and ensure overall operational safety and efficiency.