Khurais oil field, the largest intelligent oil field in the world, has become Saudi Aramco’s second facility to join the WEF Global Lighthouse Network, according to a press release.

The reason for the oilfield’s inauguration into the network is for its excellence in the adoption of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Khurais oil facility has adopted and integrated cutting-edge technologies to drive improvements in efficiency, safety, and environmental performance.

Amin Nasser, CEO of Aramco, said, “We are delighted to be recognized once again by WEF for our deployment of cutting-edge technologies. Aramco continues to push the envelope of technological innovation in the energy sector and, through the adoption of 4IR solutions, we have achieved significant gains at our facilities in terms of efficiency, safety, and environmental performance. Khurais is the largest intelligent oil field in the world, harnessing advances in Big Data analytics, machine learning, smart sensors, and robotics.”

This is one of ten facilities added to the network in 2020, taking the total number to 54 worldwide. 

Previously, Saudi’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant was included in 2019, meaning Aramco is one of only nine companies represented in the WEF network by more than one facility.