Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 90

INTELLIGENT ENERGY Halliburton and Microsoft Gulf collaborate to digitally transform the oil and gas industry Both companies will leverage and optimise Microsoft technologies in machine learning, augmented reality (AR), user interactions and Industrial Internet of Things, as well as Azure’s high- performance infrastructure and built-in computing capabilities to deliver tightly integrated solutions across the energy value chain. 90 INTELLIGENTCIO M icrosoft Gulf and Halliburton have announced plans to enter into 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. “Halliburton is focused on delivering intelligent cloud solutions to drive the next generation of efficient oil and gas exploration and production,” said Jason Zander, corporate vice president of Microsoft Azure. “We are excited to bring the power of Azure’s hyperscale, hybrid and global cloud platform technologies to this alliance to enhance the value chain for our mutual customers.” Researchers and engineers from both companies will leverage and optimise Microsoft technologies in machine learning, AR, user interactions and Industrial Internet of Things, as well as Azure’s high-performance www.intelligentcio.com