NEWS COMMENTARY

BP expands its partnership with SparkCognition, considers predictive maintenance as a tool for achieving net-zero ambitions

Published:
August 04, 2020
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by Harshit Sharma
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BP currently uses SparkPredict at the Atlantis and ETAP offshore production facilities. As part of the expansion, additional BP facilities will use the PdM solution in 2020 and 2021. BP further claims this will reduce emissions from its operations due to lower maintenance activity and fewer outages. While the reduction of emissions is indeed a benefit of predictive maintenance, its potential is debatable when compared to the value proposition of reduced equipment downtime and maintenance work. Clients should instead focus on how BP vetted SparkPredict for expanding the partnership. BP evaluated the model's capabilities by sharing historical data, using which Spark predicted historical failures with an average of nine days' advanced warning.

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