The pandemic has stimulated the search for IT tools for remote interaction between contractors and Gazprom Neft employees.
The digital product "Remote control of installation supervision using AR technology" will help to achieve maximum employee safety and savings. Vladislav Murlenko, head of the Gazprom Neft AR / VR center: "Any industrial equipment in the oil and gas sector requires careful and impeccable maintenance. As a rule, only manufacturers or highly specialized specialists can provide it. In a pandemic, we cannot guarantee the logistics of such a specialist from another city or from abroad. Augmented reality technologies remove restrictions on time and distance, allowing you to immediately start work, save time, money, and most importantly - without neglecting the safety and health of people. "
Igor Gulianskii, founder of IKSAR, director of innovations at JSC Inline Group: “Augmented reality in production allows us to minimize errors associated with the human factor. In production and in the industrial sector, the price of such an error can be very high, so we develop tools taking into account the individual requirements of the company, taking into account the wishes of each participant in the business chain. Our main goal is to create a product that meets all the norms and requirements of the client's safety as much as possible.".
At the approbation stage, using industrial AR-glasses and the IKSAR software platform, Gazprom Neft specialists carried out the installation supervision of the internal devices of the vacuum column. The domestic software platform "IKSAR" has established itself as a reliable tool for organizing group and individual video communication between specialists at the computer and operators at the production site with AR-glasses. During the approbation, IKSAR and Gazprom Neft specialists confirmed the hypotheses outlined, which made it possible to move on to the stages of creating and finalizing the MVP. According to the calculations of Gazprom Neft specialists, the final implementation of the product at more than 100 sites within the company will significantly reduce the time for supervised installation work and almost completely reduce logistics costs.
Participants in the oil and gas market are closely following the development of remote communication solutions in the context of the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic and have already noted the success of Gazprom Neft in the award of the best solutions using virtual and augmented reality technologies as part of the VII Federal IT Forum of the Russian Oil and Gas Industry, held at the end September 2021.