Woodside said on Monday that it has extended its relationship with Accenture to implement predictive analytics across its liquefied natural gas assets. Woodside has been using Accenture services at its LNG facilities, including the Pluto LNG Plant.
The Australian oil and gas company said statistical modelling, data management and visualisation software will help combine huge amounts of production data to deliver business insights. Data will be accessible to Woodside engineers at any time, from anywhere in the world using applications.
Woodside senior vice president strategy, science and technology Shaun Gregory said the company is leveraging its extensive knowledge and skills to progress major opportunities in predictive analytics.
“By harnessing more than 30 years of leading LNG operational experience through predictive analytics we are enabling our people to access extensive analytical insights that are expanding our decision-making capabilities and enhancing our ability to be predictive in our LNG operations,” he said.
Woodside noted that the collaboration with Accenture has already resulted in success in the development of predictive tools for its Pluto LNG Plant.
“The predictive and process control analytics models are designed to deliver valuable business insights and drive increased performance and proactive maintenance strategies, ensuring Woodside’s position as a leader in digital energy,” Paul Carthy, managing director in Accenture’s energy industry group.
Recently, Accenture announced its deal to acquire Cloud Sherpas, a provider of cloud advisory and technology services specializing in Google, Salesforce and ServiceNow.
Accenture aims to improve its cloud services offerings to enterprises. Cloud strategy, technology consulting, and cloud application implementation, integration and management services will be some of the Accenture offerings in the cloud segment by the acquisition.
In August, Accenture has launched Digital Insurance Solution Center (DISC) in North America, in Chicago. DISC allows clients to test digital insurance products and solutions through proof of concept pilots to validate offerings and showcases Internet of Things devices.
In July, Accenture has bagged a five-year contract from the Department of Health in England and NHS National Services Scotland to deploy cloud-based NHSmail service.