Occidental has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon company, as its preferred cloud provider to power its digital transformation. As part of this multiyear deal, Occidental will shift its core production applications and on-premises IT infrastructure to AWS. The primary goals of this migration are to enhance operational efficiencies, eliminate initial capital investments, and facilitate the company’s efforts in the development that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, such as large-scale direct air capture (DAC) plants.
By migrating its production systems and applications, analytics tools, and workflows to AWS’s cloud platform, the energy provider aims to achieve a more flexible, scalable, and secure IT infrastructure. Through AWS’ analytics and machine, the energy provider will gain insights and automate processes. The AWS Lake Formation will allow Occidental to break down data silos, increase efficiencies and extract greater value from operational data.
In addition, AWS will work with 1PointFive, an Occidental subsidiary, to develop systems architecture for the company’s large-scale DAC sites. The Stratos site, which is 1PointFive’s first DAC plant, is expected to capture 500,000 metric tons of carbon annually. 1PointFive will utilize AWS’ infrastructure to analyze real-time performance data to improve processes and equipment performance. The company will also apply the learnings for future facilities with the capacity to capture one million metric tons annually.
“AWS is helping Occidental digitally transform our operations, and together we are using innovative cloud solutions to drive energy efficiencies and decarbonize the atmosphere,” said Yanni Charalambous, vice president and chief information officer at Occidental. The cloud migration will allow Occidental to decrease infrastructure costs and improve operational efficiency, he also said.