Huawei’s Intelligent Oil & Gas Fields Solution

2021 Global Oil & Gas Summit hears about Huawei’s 20,000 IT/OT experts, 5G2B communications, the digital oilfield and ROMA. Migrating Daqing data to the cloud. Middle East OpenLab. G2K Group Parsival AI smarts for surveillance.

Introducing the 2021 Huawei Global Oil & Gas Summit, Robin (Yongping) Lu, EVP of the global energy business unit, traced Huawei’s investment in ICT and IOCT solutions for energy customers, hiring some 20,000 IT experts for its work on digital and energy transformation. Lu sees a high oil price for 2022 and a continued commitment by Huawei to ‘help energy go digital’ with ‘end to end scenario-based solutions’.

Xu Yan (VP Oil & Gas) drilled down into the Huawei solution set which approaches the digital oilfield from a communications standpoint. Huawei’s R&D and ‘cutting edge technology’ is to bridge the gap between the digital and industrial worlds. This means 5G, IoT, the cloud and specific chipsets running Harmony and the Euler OS that underpins Huawei’s Roma platform.

Roma is an integrated data and development platform that has enabled Huawei to consolidate thousands of siloed applications, millions of devices into its 20 worldwide data centers. Yan emphasized the work with connected, intelligent cameras now deployed worldwide at customer campuses in oil and gas and utilities. In the upstream, oil companies can leverage their own cloud infrastructures, deploying a ‘unified data lake’ for E&P. Key tech here is ModelArts, a ‘one-stop’ development platform for AI developers, MindSpore, the AI compute framework , and Huawei Knowledge Graph for information extraction, knowledge mapping, and multi-source data ‘conflation’. Poster child for the technology is CNPC’s Daqing Oilfield.

Zhang Tiegang outlined how the Daqing data was migrated into the cloud. ‘Bare metal’ servers were used to deploy the HPC system, and a ‘scalable file service’ in the cloud hoses some 10 petabytes of seismic data. The cloud platform comes with three-level cyber security and tenant-specific security services to meet CNPC’s security requirements for core service data. The cloud-based software includes PeroChina’s GeoEast interpretation software, and Western commercial software including Schlumberger Eclipse, Petrel and Omega, Paradigm ES-360 and Geolog, and CGG Jason. Tiegang announced that OSDU deployment is scheduled for 2023. More on Daqing in the cloud here.

David Shi stressed the importance of partners to the Huawei ecosystem. The company organizes partner meetings a.k.a OpenLabs where developers can create IoT solutions based on Huawei’s open IoT. The Huawei Middle East OpenLab is located in Dubai to cater for the region’s National Oil Companies.

All of the above has now been rolled-up, along with some AI smarts from G2K Group into the Intelligent Oil & Gas Fields (IOGF) solution offering ‘5G2B’ connectivity in the UAE. IOGF offers site security, production inspection and predictive maintenance. Its architecture comprises four layers: industrial terminal, IoT network, digital platform, and intelligent application.

Christen Bear explained G2K’s role in the project. G2K’s Parsifal adds AI to multiple sources of streaming data, notably camera systems. Hardware from a network of partners such connects via APIs for display in the control room. Parsifal is deployed at sites such as Saudi Arabia’s grandiose NEOM industrial city and at Farnek’s smart city sites. Parsival monitors other critical Middle East operations such as oil and gas pipelines, fleet tracking and perimeter protection. More from G2K on LinkedIn.

Visit Huawei’s oil and gas landing page and watch the Global Oil & Gas Summit video.

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