CRIN and PTAC are collaborating on a series of DIGITAL SPOTLIGHT events to highlight industry business challenges and promising solutions from digital technologies. 

The latest DIGITAL SPOTLIGHT event explored some key industry challenges that could be solved with digital solutions:

  • Environmental Monitoring: Sensors and drones for faster detection and more cost-effective mitigation
  • Health and Safety: Including measures to deal with the pandemic and the IT challenges and opportunities of staff working from home
  • Project Execution: Improving planning, execution and cost-effectiveness for large construction projects and turnarounds using digital twins, augmented and virtual reality and computer models
  • Production and Operations Excellence: Autonomous remote operations for faster response times; optimized equipment and facility operations; machine learning to identify patterns and anomalies, drones and robots to perform high-risk inspections; and digital assistants and connected worker technologies such as augmented and virtual reality

Missed the event? Watch below!

CRIN aims to create connections and collisions between the many nodes across the innovation ecosystem regionally, nationally and internationally. Solutions to today’s energy challenges require an understanding of the entire innovation system and how pieces fit together. CRIN and the work of its various technology theme groups have already begun identifying the challenges, have a mandate to stay on top of the shifts in priority and make use of the network effect to accelerate the purposeful connections and net returns across these necessary innovation nodes.

PTAC is a Canadian hydrocarbon industry association that serves as a neutral non-profit facilitator of collaborative R&D and technology development, and operates in partnership with all industry stakeholders to transform challenges into opportunities. PTAC has been able to support collaborative networks which advance innovative R&D and technology development projects, that address pertinent industry challenges through activities which reduce costs, improve operational efficiencies, enhance environmental stewardship, advance regulatory development, and provide our industry with the social license to operate.

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