Tackling the world's largest energy challenges requires technology innovation. Artificial Intelligence provides one potential approach to make our operations safer and more efficient, as well as supporting the energy transition.
Shell has been an early adopter of artificial intelligence (AI), as it attempts to speed up its digital transformation. From machine learning to computer vision, deep learning to virtual assistants and autonomous vehicles to robotics, Shell has been focused on a range of technologies that have supported advances in AI.
Shell recently announced its plans to deploy AI applications at scale – read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.
What’s happening at Shell is pretty amazing. They have a very deliberate strategy of using AI, right across their operation… from the drilling operations to safety in… Shell Retail stations.
Shell has “the largest AI deployment that we are aware of anywhere in the world. Everybody else is kind of looking at it. These guys are rolling it out."
The new possibilities in working with data over the last few years are unlocking amazing opportunities in all aspects of what we do in the company. In one example, we can now forecast in many cases when a compressor is at risk of failure 24 or 48 hours in advance, which was not easy to do before despite all the instrumentation you have on these large and complex machines.
Examples of AI delivering value in Shell
Announcing the Shell AI Residency Programme
In line with its ambition to grow and strengthen our talent pools, Shell has recently launched its AI Residency Programme, a two-year immersive opportunity designed for students to work on projects across Shell’s business.
Sponsored by the Shell Digital Centre of Expertise, the programme offers residents the opportunity to develop deep, technical expertise across the spectrum of AI, learning more about the energy industry and working in agile teams to develop new solutions that can optimise current processes, enable workforce and unlock new business models.
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