HOUSTON – Shell, C3 AI, Baker Hughes, and Microsoft have launched the Open AI Energy Initiative (OAI).
Their goal is to provide a framework for energy operators, service providers, equipment providers, and software vendors for energy services to offer interoperable solutions – including AI (Artificial Intelligence) and physics-based models, monitoring, diagnostics, prescriptive actions, and services, powered by the BHC3 AI Suite and Microsoft Azure.
The focus of the first set of OAI solutions from Shell and Baker Hughes is on reliability and improving uptime and performance of energy assets and processes.
These solutions will serve as extensions to the current BHC3 Reliability, an AI-based application that provides process, and maintenance engineers with AI-enabled insights to predict process and equipment performance.
BHC3 AI Suite is said to integrate enterprise-scale data from disparate data sources and train AI reliability models that cover full plant operations, while taking full advantage of Azure, Microsoft’s scalable, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure.
Shell is making modules available through the OAI that include:
- Shell Predictive Maintenance for Control Valves
- Shell Predictive Maintenance for Rotating Equipment
- Shell Predictive Maintenance for Subsea Electrical Submersible Pumps.
Baker Hughes will offer OAI interoperability with existing technologies that include:
- iCenter – Turbomachinery Advanced Digital Services
- Bently Nevada System 1 Condition Monitoring Software
- Baker Hughes Valve Lifecycle Management.
The Open AI Energy Initiative will also support Baker Hughes and C3 AI applications:
- BHC3 Reliability
- BHC3 Production Optimization
- BHC3 Inventory Optimization
- C3 AI CRM.