Exploration & Production

5G and AI to offer new opportunities for gas industry

Next-generation wireless networks and artificial intelligence could be the next innovative technologies to see large-scale deployment by oil and gas companies Next-generation wireless networks and artificial intelligence could be the next innovative technologies to see large-scale deployment by oil and gas companies.
By Tang Tian 24 September 2018 0 32650
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses cloud computing. (Microsoft)

Fifth generation (5G) wireless communications and artificial intelligence will be the next cutting-edge technologies to open up new opportunities for the oil and gas industry, experts said at a conference in Shanghai last week.

5G mobile networks have the bandwidth, reliability and low latencies required to enable other technologies that are set to have a positive impact on the sector. And governments around the world are investing in the technology. 

“One of the technologies I think is going to impact a lot is 5G,” Charles Li, chief...