AIQ & PETRONAS unite to share expertise on AI adoption in energy operations

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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AIQ, an Abu Dhabi-based technology company, and PETRONAS, a global Malaysian energy group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share experiences in building Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions that may potentially accelerate the energy transition and drive sustainability across energy operations.

The MoU was signed by PETRONAS Head of Data Science, Dr. Sambasivam Rajamani, and AIQ Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Saravan Kumar Penubarthi, and witnessed by PETRONAS Vice President of Group Technology and Commercialisation, Mr. Aadrin Azly and AIQ Senior Vice President of Commercial and Business Development, Dr. Ahmed Salem.

PETRONAS and AIQ will leverage their deep understanding of the energy industry to collaborate on digital innovation through knowledge sharing, value creation, joint product development and commercialization, capability development and engineering.

As part of the collaboration, the two parties will work together to pilot and test AI solutions to discover viable applications and use cases that can create value across multiple business verticals in the energy sector on a global scale. PETRONAS and AIQ will also develop AI and Advanced Analytics best practices and frameworks to ensure commercial and operational excellence throughout their joint projects.

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Omar Al Marzooqi

“AIQ is proud to form strategic partnerships with key industry leaders such as PETRONAS, which both accelerates the digital transformation of the Energy sector and steers it towards progressing to a more sustainable future. The challenges and perplexities of climate change call for smart and efficient solutions for the industry, and such collaborations ensure that world-class, efficient digital solutions are available for all industry players to benefit from.”

This collaboration with PETRONAS is considered AIQ’s first venture in exporting its innovative cutting-edge AI solutions outside the region. AIQ plans to increasingly expand its global partnerships to continue to export its world-class technology.

“We look forward to partnering with AIQ to co-create and leverage each other’s capabilities as we continue to transform our operations, enrich the skills of our employees and boost organizational productivity and effectiveness with AI. It is aligned with what we want to achieve through our AI Centre of Excellence (AI CoE),” said Mr. Azly.

Besides working on AI solutions, PETRONAS and AIQ will design and roll-out capability development initiatives to upskill their workforce.

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