Digitising Russian downstream projects - Gazprom Neft

news Hydrocarbon Engineering asked Kristina Sabirova, managing partner of BGS Group and project director of PRC Russia & CIS Congress, to tell about the most outstanding examples of digitalisation at Russian refineries.

Digitalisation at Gazprom Neft's refineries

Technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), cognitive computing, remote sensing, data combination, etc are developing in global upstream, midstream, and downstream segments.

In the second part of this three part article, Gazprom Neft's attempts to implement and support Industry 4.0 innovations will be examined.

Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft has introduced a range of successful digitalisation projects including the implementation of blockchain technologies, AI systems, predictive analysis systems, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IioT). The creation of digital twins for wells, drilling sites, and refining facilities has also proved highly effective.

The company has set digitalisation as one of its priorities by establishing a new Digital Transformation Directorate in April 2018. The main goal of the department is to develop a system covering the company’s digital strategy aimed at improvement of the operational efficiency of all business processes. As well as the development of the company’s own IT platforms for creation of new information flows and databases, and its own predictive analysis tools. The Digital Transformation Directorate is responsible for correlating the data on the company’s progress in the introduction of cutting-edge technologies to work out a strategy for further development.

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