Malaysian national oil company Petronas has signed an MoU with Emerson to drive digital transformation and decarbonization initiatives. The agreement will pave the way for Petronas and Emerson to collaborate on extracting HART diagnostic data from field instrument and control systems as well as on developing effective predictive analytics and optimizing wireless instrument performance.
These technologies are used in process control applications and in the implementation of cybersecurity improvements to strengthen threat monitoring capabilities, achieve higher security level compliance as well as develop measurement and automation solutions to support sustainability and decarbonization initiatives focusing on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), as well as on hydrogen and ammonia.
Petronas is progressively pursuing its goal to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions (NZCE) by 2050 with focused efforts in place to decarbonize its operations through innovative solutions, especially on cleaner energy options, and operational excellence that reduces carbon footprints.
The MoU agreement was signed between Petronas Head of Group Technical Solutions (GTS), Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T), M Iskandar Bakeri and Emerson Vice President and General Manager of Automation Solutions (Malaysia), Khairil Affandi Akhiruddin. Petronas Head (Engineering), GTS, PD&T, Badrul Hisham Ibrahim together with Emerson Director of Marketing (Asia Pacific), Robert Halgren were present to witness the signing.
Petronas GTS chief Iskander said: "Emerson has a comprehensive portfolio of industry expertise and a network of global industry centers. Through this collaboration, we look forward to enhancing our remote operation capability and strengthening our cybersecurity, while at the same time accelerating our carbon footprint reduction and improving asset efficiency and operational excellence.”