VROC wins major AI contract in the North Sea


// Perth-based AI tech business VROC has won a contract to provide predictive maintenance to TAQA…

VROC is a local Software as a Service (SaaS) Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) platform, specifically designed and built for Industrial Big Data.

Following a successful proof of concept (POC) with VROC’s Artificial Intelligence platform, international energy and water company, TAQA has awarded a contract to the tech company for its use of AI predictive analytics software.

Three oil platforms – Tern, Cormorant Alpha and Harding – will initially use the AI predictive analytics technology, with an option to add a fourth platform (North Cormorant) once sensors and communications are installed.

VROC Predictive Analytics Video (YouTube)

The six-month POC project was spear-headed by TAQA’s reliability team based in Aberdeen (Scotland), to harness technology to improve its late life oil and gas platform’s reliability and productivity.

During the trial more than five proactive interventions were identified and predicted by VROC, providing the TAQA team with the insights to make informed businesses decisions.

The VROC predictive analytics platform holistically monitors the health of assets, to predict impending equipment failures, reducing process degradation and providing rapid root cause analysis.

The technology also allows industrial businesses to optimise their processes, improve the reliability of assets and production, whilst delivering operational expenditure savings to the business.


For more information on VROC, visit vroc.ai

VROC, in collaboration with Wipro is holding a two-part series (part one in mid-December and part two in late-January) on the benefits of AI driven predictive analytics in oil and gas. More details are available here.

MAIN IMAGE: Cormorant Alpha Platform. Image Supplied.