Tell us about your role and responsibilities in Jazan Gas. What are the key projects that you are handling?
As a technology leader in Jazan Gas, my key focus is to have an efficient technological investment across the organization covering the increasing demand and dependency on technology, building a state of art information technology platforms. This includes translating the board of directors’ requirement into a mixture of different solutions that are integrated and securely working together for delivering business needs. implementing secured hybrid coverage systems, cloud business solutions, smart infrastructure, cybersecurity practices and enterprise content management are some examples of these projects.
What plans do you have for the company? What technologies have you introduced or plan to introduce?
In addition to above examples we have, we also focusing on integrating the plants operations with the latest business analytical solutions and performance management system to have an efficient operation. Also, leveraging existing similar working environment and utilizing other automation tools that covers internal demands from our international partner.
Today, public perception is that oil and gas industry are not keeping up with the times. From robotics to artificial intelligence, organizations across verticals recognize that in order to stay relevant among consumers, they have to change with times. Why is the oil and gas industry lagging behind?
Cybersecurity is a major concern for such kind of business, and this drive the changes to slow down. The amount of preliminary work needs to be done before adapting such technologies is huge and taking its own time until rolling it out to production stage. It is a matter of time until we see a wider adaption for such changes in all kind of business.
Do you think drones can power the offshore oil and gas operations?
Drones are very useful tools that provide the oil & gas business with a wide range of possibilities that were difficult to achieve in the past. For example, accelerated inspections, safe and efficient maintenance, enhance emergency response and recovery and real-time visibility
As a CIO for the company, what are your top 3 priorities for this year?
Our first priority for this year is complete the cybersecurity implementation project to ensure a comprehensive security framework is on place for business investment protection. The second priority is integrating the plant operations with analytical solution for maximizing the operations efficiency. Finally, is to continue rolling out the cloud business solution to all functions and integrate their operations.