Microsoft and Halliburton last week announced a strategic alliance to drive digital transformation across the oil and gas industry.
The relationship will combine the expertise of a global leader in cloud and digital transformation with a global leader in exploration and production (E&P) science, software and services to deliver integrated solutions across the energy value chain.
Areas of collaboration include: applying deep learning to reservoir characterization, modeling and simulation, building domain-specific visualization for mixed reality, creating highly interactive applications and fueling the digitalization of E&P assets.
The breadth and depth of the collaboration will allow voice and image recognition, video processing and AR/Virtual Reality to create a digital representation of a physical asset using Microsoft’s HoloLens and Surface devices.
Additionally, the companies will utilize digital representation for oil wells and pumps at the “Internet of Things” edge using the Landmark Field Appliance and Azure Stack.
Microsoft Azure will also become Halliburton’s preferred public cloud provider for iEnergy, the oil and gas industry’s first global E&P cloud linking the oilfield to the office.