Total has signed a partnership agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services to create a digital innovation centre in Pune in the state of Maharashtra. The centre will explore disruptive technologies and solutions.

Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Senior Vice President and Group Chief Technology Officer at Total, said: “After having integrated digital solutions within the group, we now want to invent those of tomorrow by combining Total’s know-how with the agility of TCS.”

The partnership will initially focus on refining. The intensive use of digital technologies will help drive the various building blocks of refining (production units, processes, and the supply chain and petroleum product markets) to improve refinery performance. Real-time data analytics, the Internet of Things, automation, artificial intelligence and agile methodology will be used to improve industrial efficiency, energy performance and availability rates.

“With the digital innovation centre, we are positioning ourselves as a pioneer working to develop a smart, connected refinery that will allow us to improve our industrial competitiveness. We want to invent the Refinery 4.0,” said Bernard Pinatel, President Refining & Chemicals at Total.

Based on the TCS concept of “entrepreneurship-in-residence,” Total will work with TCS’ technology and domains experts. TCS will also bring to Total its network, its structured co-innovation approach and its unique Business 4.0 cooperation framework.

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19th July 2018

19th July 2018