PETRONAS collaborates with Microsoft and Cegal

PETRONAS Digital, the digital arm of PETRONAS, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Microsoft and Cegal to accelerate digital innovation for the upstream value chain.
The collaboration will see the construction of Microsoft Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC), an AI Infrastructure platform to support and scale a wide array of applications that would optimise PETRONAS Upstream’s operational efficiency, including advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, energy transition, and decarbonisation use cases.
It was formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by PETRONAS Digital Chief Executive Officer Phuah Aik Chong, Microsoft Malaysia Managing Director K Raman, and Cegal Chief Executive Officer Dagfinn Ringås. Also present was PETRONAS Vice President of Group Technology and Commercialisation, Aadrin Azly.
The effort is built upon PETRONAS’ existing collaboration with Microsoft and Cegal which advances exploration activities with better cloud agility, automation, and data lifecycle management.
The proposed construction of this Azure HPC platform is also poised to support other partners in Malaysia’s energy sector, including production agreement contractors (PACs), to achieve their business objectives.
This announcement underscores PETRONAS’ support towards Microsoft’s cloud services from their upcoming datacenter region, to be established in Malaysia to enable greater innovation, enhanced agility, and cost optimisation.

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