BP Shipping, the shipping unit of BP oil major, joined forces with Windward, a market leader in maritime trade analytics and insights, helping the former accelerate digitalization within its operations.
BP joins White House-led consortium, donating high-performance computing power and scientific expertise to accelerate research on global COVID-19 pandemic.
BP Ventures has invested $5 million in Artificial Intelligence and named it ‘Sandy’, aiming to improve its upstream digital capabilities. This investment, boosts the company’s continuous work on exploring opportunities to apply machine learning and cognitive computing in its global oil and gas business. It is directed at the Houston technology start-up Belmont Technology, a company that has developed a cloud-based geoscience platform using artificial intelligence (AI).
At BP’s Thunder Horse oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, a robot called Maggie performs the dangerous job of inspection by using magnetic tracks to move through the pipes connecting the oil facility to the sea floor. Maggie by using magnetic crawlers, moves through rigs, platforms, and pipelines leveraging ultrasonic test devices and high-definition cameras.
BP has announced it has added two drilling rigs to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, bringing its fleet to a company record nine rigs as it continues to develop its strong portfolio of assets in the key U.S. offshore basin.
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