Wintershall at ADIPEC 2018
With some 110,000 visitors from 135 countries, 155,000 square meters of exhibition space, and more than 2,200 exhibitors, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2018 (ADIPEC 2018) is one of the world's largest oil and gas conferences. The 2018-theme was "Digitalization in Energy." Wintershall had its own stand. As the largest German internationally operating oil and gas producer, we showed how digital developments support our exploration and production activities.
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Wintershall 4.0 Digitalization at a glance
Among other things, Wintershall is testing the possibilities of digital transformation in three lighthouse projects. The focus here is on big data, online platforms and artificial intelligence. These new technologies can change the entire value-creation process from exploration to production. Artificial intelligence can work out the design of boreholes, 3-D printers can produce spare parts, and algorithms can analyze data at lightning speed.
In 2018, Wintershall used the BASF high-performance supercomputer Quriosity for the first time in the analysis of cores. With its 1.75-petaflop performance, the computer took over work that would otherwise be carried out physically in laboratories. Instead of a year, Quriosity took just a few days. The tests were completed successfully and the results are now being used in ongoing projects.