KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Petronas Digital has formed a strategic collaboration with Microsoft and Cegal to accelerate digital innovation across Petronas’ upstream operations.
It will involve the development of a Microsoft Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC), AI Infrastructure platform to support a wide range of applications to optimize upstream efficiency, including advanced artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, energy transition and decarbonization.
“This collaboration has the potential to unlock new possibilities and drive innovation in the upstream value chain, leveraging on the domain expertise of Petronas, advanced capabilities of Azure’s HPC, AI Infrastructure solution and the expertise of Cegal,” said the company’s vice president of Group Technology and Commercialization, Aadrin Azly.
“HPC and AI capabilities can further optimize the delivery of our energy offerings and innovate operations within the wider energy industry. The effort is built upon Petronas’ existing collaboration with Microsoft and Cegal, which advances exploration activities with better cloud agility, automation and data life-cycle management.”
The proposed Azure HPC platform will also support others in Malaysia’s energy sector, including production agreement contractors.