The announcement comes after an initial deployment of POA proved that the technology could help prevent unplanned downtime at BP’s Atlantis platform in the Gulf.

The technology has now been successfully installed and tested at BP’s Thunder Horse, Na Kika and Mad Dog platforms – and it will continue to be deployed to more than 30 of BP’s upstream assets across the globe.

We expect the deployment of this technology not only to deliver improvements in safety, reliability and performance of our assets, but also to help raise the bar for the entire oil and gas industry,

...said Ahmed Hashmi, BP’s global head of upstream technology.

Built on GE’s Predix platform, POA applies analytics to real-time data from the production system and provides system-level insights to engineers, so operational issues on processes and equipment can be addressed before they become significant.

Live across the Gulf of Mexico, POA works across more than 1,200 mission-critical pieces of equipment, analyzing more than 155 million data points per day and delivering insights on performance and maintenance. There are plans to continue augmenting the analytical capabilities in the system as POA is expanded to BP’s upstream assets around the globe.

BP and BHGE announced a partnership in 2016 to develop POA, a suite of cloud-based Industrial 'internet of things' (IoT) solutions that have been tailor-fit for BP’s oil and gas operations.

BP is currently in the process of deploying POA to its operations in Angola with additional deployments in Oman and the North Sea scheduled for 2019.