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Unlocking net zero through digital transformation


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Head and shoulders of engineer with hard hat on looking at computer generated digital data floating in the air Photo: Adobe Stock
The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) is facilitating the sharing of data reliably and securely across the energy sector

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Greater digitalisation is needed across the entire energy sector in order to improve processes and operations, according to Steve Roberts, Head of Offshore Energy 4.0 at the Net Zero Technology Centre.

Faced with the energy transition, the oil and gas sector needs to embrace digitalisation to enable greater opportunities to integrate, consolidate and optimise operations, and ultimately realise our net zero ambitions. Progress has already been made by organisations applying digital solutions to their operations, processes and decision making. Concepts such as digital twins and predictive maintenance technologies are being increasingly adopted to improve operational efficiency and reduce downtime of offshore assets.


However, establishing a coordinated whole system approach across the industry has been slow.


The energy industry has over 50 years of data but it has been hindered by poor quality, inaccurate or missing information. Valuable data has often been restricted or hard to find. Multiple data formats exist, making it difficult to import, amalgamate and interpret them.


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