Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Digital Transformation of the Energy Industry

How We Can Transform The Energy Industry Together

Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR),, and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) have formed an alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to the energy industry on Microsoft Azure, an industry-leading cloud computing platform. The alliance leverages the significant energy technology expertise of Baker Hughes,’s proven AI platform and applications, and the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. As a result, energy businesses will have a secure and reliable suite of enterprise-scale AI applications optimized to run on Azure. These solutions are tailored to address challenges across the entire value chain, inventory optimization and energy management to predictive maintenance and process and equipment reliability.

Tom Siebel (CEO,, Lorenzo Simonelli (CEO, Baker Hughes), and Judson Althoff (EVP, Microsoft) describe how their companies’ alliance will help drive cleaner, safer energy through digital transformation.


Unified Offering

Unified Offering

  • Cohesive stack optimized to build, deploy, and operate enterprise-scale AI applications
  • Vast suite of Microsoft Azure services immediately available for AI development
  • Simplified architecture that accelerates time-to-value and application maintenance

Proven at Scale

Proven at Scale

  • Shell selected C3 AI Suite on Microsoft Azure as AI platform
  • Scalable (e.g., more than 2,000,000 ML models at Shell)
  • BHC3 AI Suite hardened over 10 years at Shell, 3M, Enel, USAF and other demanding environments
  • Microsoft Azure is the leading cloud provider in oil and gas and is a scalable intelligent cloud platform

Value Realized

Value realized in weeks, not years

  • Immediate value and flexibility by consolidating on Microsoft Azure
  • Model-driven architecture that abstracts complexity & accelerates delivery
  • Deployed at scale 40x to 100x faster than alternative approaches
  • Low-code/no-code development environment


Fullstream Capabilites

  • Portfolio, services, and knowledge that spans upstream, midstream and downstream operations
  • More than 100 years of Oil and Gas industry experience
  • Localized expertise in 120 countries

BHC3 Oil and Gas AI Applications on Microsoft Azure

BHC3 Oil & Gas applications on Microsoft Azure use AI at scale to provide actionable insights for business-critical challenges. These pre-configured applications include:

Azure BHC3 Reliability

BHC3 Reliability™

Monitor health and predict failure of systems, subsystems, assets, and components using advanced machine learning algorithms. This application enhances upstream process performance, improves operational efficiencies, and boosts production.

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Azure BHC3 Inventory Optimization

BHC3 Inventory Optimization™

Reduce parts inventory holding costs, improve cash flow, and enhance supply chain visibility. This application applies advanced machine learning to analyze variability in demand, parts delivery times, quality issues, and supply disruptions to build real-time recommendations and monitoring. Users can set optimization by confidence level and receive real-time notifications and root-cause analyses.

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Azure BHC3 Sensor Health™

BHC3 Sensor Health™

Ensure the operational health and optimal deployment of IoT sensor devices with machine learning. This application uses advanced AI/machine learning algorithms to predict sensor failures and identify sensor and network health issues with a high degree of precision.

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Azure BHC3 Predictive Asset Maintenance

BHC3 Predictive Asset Maintenance™

Identify high-risk assets and recommend prescriptive actions before failures occur. This application enables operators to prioritize upstream maintenance expenditures and directly operationalize maintenance through seamless integration with existing work-order management and business systems.

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Energy Management

BHC3 Energy Management™

Use machine learning to gain visibility into energy expenditures and prioritize actions to reduce operational costs. The application leverages advanced AI and optimization algorithms to model building operations, detect anomalies, predict energy savings opportunities, and help facilities managers take action in near real time.

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Thought Leadership


Transforming Fullstream Oil and Gas

The unique portfolio, services, and knowledge of addresses all parts of the Oil and Gas value chain.

BHC3 AI Suite

Unique Technology

The model-driven architecture of the BHC3 AI Suite reduces complexity and allows organizations to create AI applications 40-100 times faster.

BHC3 Reliability

BHC3 Reliability Demo

A comprehensive software solution that uses a system-of-systems approach for AI-enabled insights to address process and equipment performance risks.

Proven results in weeks, not years

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