Machine learning gains renewed momentum as oil companies tap into AI
Gazprom Neft launches new Digital Transformation Directorate
fourth-largest oil producer Gazprom Neft announced the creation in
April of a new Digital Transformation Directorate (DTD) aimed at
furthering its digital strategy. Headed by Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
Andrei Belevstev, it will be responsible for directing the company's
technology roadmap, with the aim of improving the operational efficiency
of all business processes.
Gazprom Neft has already implemented
its own blockchain, AI, IoT and big data analysis systems. The new unit
aims both create new platforms and to enhance the firm's existing use of
The new body has begun assessing
opportunities for synergies across the most viable projects. It will
also be responsible accelerating corporate change and developing digital
Gazprom Neft’s plans include developing its own IT
platforms for creating new information flows and datasets, and
developing predictive analysis tools, with the requirements and
architecture for a prototype platform already being worked out.
company, a subsidiary of the state-owned Russian gas giant, is also
to begin developing new products and services based around the
implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies.
CEO Alexander Dyukov said that further developing this “crucial and
integral area of activity” required a holistic and inclusive strategy,
together with the identification of new — and breakthrough —
opportunities for utilizing digital technologies throughout all areas of
the company’s business.