Algorithm and Savings

Department Winner: South Ghawar Producing Department

Unique mathematical algorithm points the way to efficiency.

Department Winner: South Ghawar Producing Department

Driven to produce the greenest possible barrel of oil, the South Ghawar Producing Department consulted with company and external experts to conduct detailed studies into finding new ways to save energy.


Key to their 2020 energy efficiency performance was their unique mathematical algorithm, which was a digital solution to identify the most energy efficient mode of operation.


During a period of low production demand in 2020, the department’s team used the algorithm to successfully shut down three of their 14 gas-oil separation plants.


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