In 2020, major changes in the energy industry will continue. From the world’s increasing emphasis on sustainability to doubling alternative energy sources, to the hordes of retired workers, energy companies including power plants, oil and gas producers will prioritize the use of new energy, and major changes will occur. One year and later. As we see in 2020, technology will be the driving force behind these priorities. Although technological advances generally do not affect market-specific changes, energy markets will always be unpredictable-technology can mitigate the effects of more predictable issues, such as changing labor and ongoing challenges related to work safety.
Energy companies will increasingly recognize that data on human activity is essential to better understand production processes. This information will enable them to adjust, improve and streamline workflows, increase efficiency and create higher quality products throughout the production chain. Furthermore, combining “intelligent” machines and platforms with human activity data can further deepen the level, so that it can clarify the next normative stage of the process, identify models and even predict future results.
This is what this combination might look like in the real world. In a power plant, if the valve accidentally ruptures and the operator must stop the equipment repair process, human activity data and “smart” asset data capture this event. Advanced machine learning will then automatically learn this model and corresponding solutions. He can then predict future dysfunctions and appropriate steps to address them. This level of advanced technology and a normative understanding of the operator’s daily work will make these tasks more efficient, and frankly, they are more attractive as career choices for the younger generation.
Recently, people have been paying attention to Amazon’s high work injury rate, that is, 9.6 people are seriously injured per 100 full-time workers, while the industry average is only 4 per 100 workers. In addition, last year, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported more 2017, with more than 5,000 fatal workplace injuries and more than 3.5 million work-related injuries or illnesses; many of these injuries occurred in industrial settings, the most worthwhile Note that this number is not much improved compared to ten years ago.
For energy companies, maintaining the status quo is costly, whether in terms of productivity, bottom line, and brand reputation or employee health. It is hoped that in 2020, senior managers will shift their attention to improving the safety culture through technology and strictly abide by the regulations established by the industry to protect workers.
By ensuring that frontline and remote workers have the best information, connected worker technology can reduce industrial accidents. Security inspections have shifted from static, paper-based, and often outdated protocols to digital, interactive processes. Safety “subroutines” can be embedded directly into workers’ standard operating procedures (SOPs) without having to live as separate safety tasks that require special health, safety and environment (HSE) management and supervision. SOPs can include reference documentation, video tutorials and / or audio instructions in different languages.
Stakeholders in the world of cohesion and sustainable development have a strong signal that we must stop paying for verbal services for sustainable development and make corresponding commitments, including technology. Large and small organizations will be responsible for maintaining the sustainability of customers, investors, partners and the general public, who increasingly see this as a sign of a trusted company.
Particularly in the energy sector, technology is the future of sustainable energy efforts, which will create value for the entire energy industry, thereby significantly reducing energy waste. Globally, a greener future is a top priority for most C-level executives. Ignoring the requirement for a more sustainable process will be an obstacle for any energy company to take this path and have an impact. Negative on its commercial relations and its public image. Ultimately, 2020 will be a ripe year for technological innovation and change in the energy sector. Successful energy companies will champion these changes, reorienting their business focus to better align with the 2020 goals.