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Microsoft announces the general availability of Azure Data Manager for Energy


Microsoft announces the general availability of Azure Data Manager for Energy

The energy industry is undergoing a global transition towards a more secure, equitable, and sustainable future. In support of this transformation, Microsoft is partnering with energy companies and announcing the general availability of Azure Data Manager for Energy. This service is designed to help energy companies accelerate their digital innovation using an open and fully-managed OSDU Data Platform powered by the Microsoft Cloud.

Source: Microsoft

With the demand for energy expected to increase by nearly 50 per cent over the next 30 years, companies are seeking innovative solutions to meet the need for safe, reliable, and sustainable energy. While alternative solutions are being explored, carbon capture and storage (CSS) initiatives are being implemented to offset carbon emissions in energy operations and industrial processes.

To achieve business goals and modernize infrastructure, energy organizations are leveraging Microsoft’s cloud, data, and AI technologies to gain insights and create efficiencies. Azure Data Manager for Energy is built to meet the specific needs of global energy customers. It is available in multiple Azure regions and expanding to achieve full global availability rapidly.

Powering digital transformation with Azure Data Manager for Energy

The service offers two tiers: a standard tier for running high-scale production workloads and a developer tier for more flexibility and speed in building new applications. Energy operators can start with the developer tier to evaluate and plan implementation, accelerate application development, and test OSDU Data Platform applications. Once ready to transform their operational environment, they can switch to the standard tier for enterprise-grade performance optimization in seismic, wellbore, and reservoir workflows.

Eliminating data silos with easy interoperability across an extensive global partner ecosystem

Azure Data Manager for Energy promotes interoperability by allowing easy integration with an extensive global partner ecosystem. Energy companies can leverage this ecosystem to integrate any dataset, application, or cloud service. They can also work with their choice of systems integrators to prepare and ingest data into the platform efficiently. Microsoft is collaborating with many leading energy partners, including Accenture, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Infosys, and more.

Enabling carbon capture and storage

The service also enables and accelerates the transition to a net-zero economy by collaborating with Schlumberger (SLB), a global technology company driving energy innovation. Azure Data Manager for Energy combines SLB’s domain expertise with Microsoft’s cloud technologies and AI. It offers out-of-the-box compatibility with SLB technologies for subsurface reservoir and CO2 storage assessment. Customers can use the same tools for subsurface interpretation and modelling workflows to assess CO2 storage capacity and long-term storage integrity. This helps in site selection, simulation of CO2 storage scenarios, and reducing capital and operational costs.

Scaling efficiencies and operational insights with an enterprise-grade cloud platform

In addition to implementing innovative solutions, Azure Data Manager for Energy offers scaling efficiencies and operational insights through an enterprise-grade cloud platform. Aker BP, a Norwegian energy company, integrated Azure Data Manager for Energy with SLB and Halliburton applications to eliminate data silos and reduce manual processes. This integration has empowered Aker BP with strategic insights to make better decisions and increase productivity while reducing operational costs and CO2 emissions. TotalEnergies, another early adopter, has reported ease-of-deployment and seamless upgrades with Azure Data Manager for Energy.

Energy companies can balance the growing energy demand with sustainable operations by modernizing their data estate. Equinor, an industry leader in the transition to a low-carbon future, has embraced Azure Data Manager for Energy to organize, manage, and analyze vast quantities of information. This has eliminated data silos, empowered employees with valuable information, and positioned Equinor towards a low-carbon future.

Azure Data Manager for Energy is playing a crucial role in accelerating digital innovation in the energy industry. By leveraging the power of data and technology, energy companies can drive the transition towards a more secure, equitable, and sustainable future.

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