The Implico Group will present modern IT solutions for automating the downstream business at its stand at the next instalment of the IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil & Gas conference, which takes place June 7-8 in Amsterdam. Thomas Ernst, Managing Director of Implico, will also talk about the progress being made towards the transparent tank terminal.

More than 250 participants from 21 countries are expected to attend the second instalment of this conference on digital oil and gas issues. The software and consulting company Implico will tell the expert audience how to achieve digital transformation with modern IT solutions designed specially for the oil and gas industry.

Implico has set the goal of creating a transparent tank terminal, or even a transparent supply chain. The downstream specialists are developing special software solutions and data services to achieve this goal. The main focus is to move data sources on the operational level – such as metres and pumps – into the digital world, but also to tap entirely new sources of data. These can include mobile devices used by connected workers at the facility or by truck drivers.

“All of this Big Data is collected in databases, along with finance information from the ERP system if necessary, and evaluated using the latest analysis tools such as SAP Leonardo,” said Implico. “This results in entirely new ways of looking at stocks and processes in the tank terminal, which in turn enable more precise forecasts and plans, optimised operational processes and better decisions on all levels.”

For example, the handheld solution used during petroleum loading at a tank terminal or refinery is usually used offline because as employees are moving around the railway lines and do not have access to a PC workstation.

“Thanks to special software for handheld devices, which was developed by Implico, operational employees can now connect to the OpenTAS terminal management system at any time in order to enter data or access current information in real time,” the company said. By digitalising the process, errors that can occur with manual data entry can be eliminated.

Implico will also speak to delegates about cloud services – since the company offers all of its solutions also in the form of software-as-a-service from the cloud. “This benefits oil and gas companies because they no longer need to set up their own IT department and do not have to worry about updates or server maintenance,” said Implico. The company runs its solutions in its own data centre.

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4th June 2018