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Shaping the digital transformation in the oil and gas industry - Siemens and Hint sign Cooperation Agreement

Siemens and Hint, a system integration specialist from the Netherlands serving the process industries, will be working closely together in the future.

Within the framework of an internationally valid agreement to this effect, the partners have pledged to pool their expertise in the fields of software and customer consultancy. Their aim is to provide support to plant operators in the gas, oil and petrochemical industry with end-to-end automation solutions and services on their journey towards digitalisation. As a result, customers will benefit from increased efficiency over the entire process lifecycle.

The Cooperation Agreement envisages the global licensing of software products and the availability of strategically placed consultants to create the optimum pairing of technical resources and expertise. The resulting portfolio will initially include three Siemens solutions which use the very latest Operational Technology and the Internet of Things to provide precise, integrated real-time information to all upstream, midstream and downstream business processes. In so doing, they will be laying the foundation for decision-making processes and the digital transformation of the industry.

The first of these solutions is the PLM Software Suite from Siemens PLM Software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). For every step of the project engineering process, Siemens offers its Comos software module suite, which covers every stage of project development from process design through engineering to operations. Completing the offering from Siemens is the open cloud-based platform MindSphere, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of the Industrial Internet of Things. MindSphere makes available suitable tools, applications and processes to simplify critical decision-making processes and provides support in shaping the oil and gas industry of the future.

Hint’s input will benefit customers with in-depth expertise in the field of metering and its system technology Amadas (Analyser Management and Data Acquisition System). Amadas provides special data acquisition, consolidation and visualisation functions capable of automating the monitoring of processes and operations, to allow the improved evaluation and performance of analysers.

The shared vision embraced by Siemens and Hint to assist companies in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries to move towards the goal of digitalisation paves the way for plant operators to prepare for the digital future. Benefits include even more economical use of resources and the efficient and sustainable operation of their oil and gas fields.