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St. Petersburg International Oil and Gas Forum unveils the potential of the AVIST platform and biotelemetry

10.10.2018

The ITPS Group of Companies presented at the Forum a complex of digital solutions for effective management of oil and gas enterprises, and occupational and industrial safety.

Between the 2nd and 5th October, St. Petersburg hosted the VIII St. Petersburg International Gas Forum, which is the leading platform for discussing topical issues and the identification of global gas market trends. The decisions taken by industry leaders following the discussions directly affect state policy in the gas industry, define priority projects, and set the main development trajectory for the lynchpin of the Russian economy. Since its launch in 2011, the Forum has been a unique platform where leading players in the gas and related industries can present cutting-edge solutions and establish contacts with suppliers of innovative products - more timely for the market than ever.

The forum is officially sponsored by the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Transport, the St. Petersburg regional government, as well as foreign and Russian industry associations. The forum participants are senior representatives from the largest oil and gas companies, representatives of innovation centers and design institutes, experts, academics, heads of research institutes and specialized universities.

ITPS exhibited its solutions at the Perm Territory stand,  with backing from the regional Ministry of Industry and Trade. The expo united representatives from the region’s leading enterprises, industrial and oil & gas digital solution developers, control systems and equipment manufacturers. The exhibition area was arranged following a single control center principle, in which data from a variety of process facilities would be collected. An impressive IT solution demo featured the layout of a gas pipeline unit connected to digital integrated monitoring systems based on the AVIST Oil & Gas universal domestic integration platform, a software product developed by ITPS for consolidating, processing, analyzing and visualizing data from various engineering and gas transportation systems.

The “AVIST integration platform is a complex product for production facilities enabling them to conduct digital monitoring with prediction capabilities. The most pressing task facing the market today is “digitalization” of gas pumping units and pipeline systems, creation of their “digital twins,” said Leonid Tikhomirov, CEO of ITPS, about the system.

The Perm Territory stand was attended by the heads of PJSC GAZPROM: Vitaliy Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Oleg Aksyutin, Member of the Management Board, Head of the Prospective Development Department, and Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory. The parties discussed the application of “digital solutions” by Perm developers in large-scale Gazprom investment projects, the value of which is estimated to be at 9.26 billion rubles.

One of the most cutting-edge solutions to emerge this year out of the oil and gas industry giants is a digital  solution for health protection and human capital management, known as BIOTELEMETRY. Investment in responsible approaches to monitor human health and comprehensive measures to increase production safety,  were among the leading priorities for gas companies, something which chimed with the President’s message during his presidential address in May  on the country’s directions for development.

Dmitry Tachkin, one of the new digital trend developers and Head of ITPS Digital Solutions Center, said: “Customers understand that the transition to economy 4.0 is not only the digitalization of production, but also a brand new approach to human resources management and getting employees to lead a healthy lifestyle. I am pleased to see that within the Forum, negotiations quickly turn to discussing future projects and avenues for development”.

As part of the Forum business program, Leonid Tikhomirov delivered a report on “Integrated digital solutions for an oil and gas enterprise”. He stressed that ITPS solutions presented at the Perm stand were part of a complex of measures for increasing production efficiency through integrated digital solutions related to both management systems and human activity.

“Only through the use of digitalization is it possible to raise production efficiency by at least another 5–10%. Whoever argues that it is not cost efficient, is mistaken. Irrespective of the initial investments required to implement a program, the ROI of such projects is no greater than 1.5–2 years”, said Leonid Tikhomirov.

VIII Petersburg International Gas Forum - 2018 in figures:
•    Exhibition area: over 25 000 m2
•    More than 12,000 professional visitors
•    500 exhibitors from 14 countries
•    More than 4,500 delegates from 43 countries
•    Total number of business program events: 90
•    More than 300 journalists from 150 Russian and foreign media