Norwegian-based Statoil, one of the world’s largest
suppliers of crude oil and natural gas, has developed software to support oil
trading and operations management, using JACK.
Intelligent agents are applied to help solve optimisation, planning and
process control issues in Statoil's trading and operations areas. Among the
expected benefits in the trading area is the timely provision of the most up-to-date information, enabling the company to rapidly respond to changes in the
market. This speed of operation allows Statoil to improve effectiveness
and continually modify ongoing business tactics, giving the company ample
opportunity to further maximise revenues, while reducing the number of
decisions made on out-dated information.
Statoil chose JACK as its development platform because of AOS’s field-proven track record in knowledge engineering applications, its extensive training and mentoring services, and the availability of valuable support from Cambridge Consultants.
"To prosper in many of today’s global markets companies need to gather and
act on only the latest information. By integrating agent technology into their
system, Statoil can focus on running its business, safe in the knowledge that
these programs are gathering business-critical data all the time", says
Cambridge Consultants' Grant Garner.