Petronas establishes AI Centre of Excellence through collaboration with global partners

Petronas is establishing an Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence (AI CoE) here to accelerate the advancement in AI solutions that supports energy delivery, operational efficiency and sustainability, through collaboration with a network of global partners.

The first round of collaborations, involving Baker Hughes, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Microsoft, was formalised recently via three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2022.

Through the AI CoE, Petronas will work with the partners to innovate, develop, and potentially commercialise AI solutions by leveraging each other’s technologies, expertise and experience. This is a step forward in Petronas’ continuous journey in advocating usage of AI to improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of its energy value chain.

The MoUs were signed by Petronas Chief Digital Officer, Aadrin Azly; Baker Hughes Vice President of Asia Pacific, Graham Gillies; BCG Managing Director, Senior Partner and Head of Southeast Asia, Jaime Ruiz-Cabrero; and Microsoft Malaysia Managing Director, K. Raman.

Also present was Petronas Senior Vice President of Project Delivery and Technology, Datuk Bacho Pilong.

Commenting on the collaboration, Aadrin said, “With the culmination of this and our other collaborations, we are excited for greater achievements in our AI journey as we join forces in understanding customers’ needs and uncovering significant outcomes across key areas such as operational resilience, human safety, and energy sustainability.

“The AI CoE will leverage diverse expertise from our internal resources and other industry players to grow an ecosystem that both accelerates value delivery and cultivates AI talent,” he added.




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