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Weatherford International plc (Weatherford) has signed a multi-year agreement with DataRobot, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI), to deliver advanced AI solutions in its digital platforms, including the ForeSite production optimisation and Centro well construction platforms

AdobeStock 170135489Weatherford will accelerate the development of ML and AI-enabled offerings with its Digital Solutions portfolio. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

These digital platforms from Weatherford provide solutions powered by Industry 4.0 technologies, including big data analytics, IoT, and cloud and edge computing. Through this new relationship with DataRobot, Weatherford will accelerate the development of machine learning (ML) and AI-enabled offerings within its Digital Solutions portfolio to deliver disruptive and innovative technologies to the market. Providing an integrated solution combining physics-based and AI models at scale enables understanding and leveraging large quantities of data from every corner of an asset to improve operations performance.

David Russell, senior vice president of North America sales for DataRobot, said, “AI is already having incredible impact driving efficiency and optimisation in the energy industry, and it’s exciting to see the massive potential for even more transformative impact in the future. DataRobot is uniquely positioned to address challenges facing the industry today, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with a leader like Weatherford to accelerate their delivery of AI-enabled solutions and gain the most value from data.”

Matt Foder, senior vice president of Innovation and New Energy at Weatherford, commented, “We began our Industry 4.0 journey in 2017 by introducing our first AI/ML-based modules in our software platforms. This agreement with DataRobot adds a solid foundation to operationalise and scale these modules and those of our customers, providing incremental value across the energy industry space. This collaborative innovation is aligned with our promise of delivering open and flexible digital platforms to our users.”