Baker Hughes, Microsoft launch Open AI Energy Initiative

By DJ Slater01 February 2021

OAI offers open ecosystem of AI-based solutions for the energy, process industries.

Baker Hughes and Microsoft announced the launch of the Open AI Energy Initiative (OAI), an open ecosystem of artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions for the energy and process industries. The OAI provides a framework for energy operators, service providers, equipment providers and independent software vendors for energy services to offer interoperable solutions, including AI and physics-based models, monitoring, diagnostics, prescriptive actions and services, powered by the BHC3 AI Suite and Microsoft Azure.

The first set of OAI solutions provided by Shell and Baker Hughes are designed to improve uptime and the performance of energy assets and processes. They will serve as extensions to the current BHC3 Reliability application, an AI-based application that provides reliability, process and maintenance engineers with AI-enabled insights to predict process and equipment performance risks for the energy industry.

The application leverages the BHC3 AI Suite’s ability to integrate enterprise-scale data from data sources and train AI reliability models that cover full plant operations while using Azure, Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure.

Solutions available today include equipment- and process-specific modules with pre-trained AI models, codified subject matter expertise, low-latency data connectors, thermodynamic and operating parameter libraries, global health monitoring services, deep diagnostics, failure prevention recommendations, and prescriptive actions.

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