BP will work with IBM to explore using quantum computing to solve business and engineering challenges and explore the potential applications for driving efficiencies and reducing carbon emissions.
Morag Watson, Senior VP, digital science and engineering for BP said:
- BP’s ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and help the world get to net zero
- Next-generation computing capabilities such as quantum computing will assist in solving the science and engineering challenges we will face, enabling us to reimagine energy and design new lower carbon products
- modelling the chemistry and build-up of various types of clay in hydrocarbon wells – a crucial factor in efficient hydrocarbon production;
- analyzing and managing the fluid dynamics of wind farms
- optimizing autonomous robotic facility inspection
- helping create opportunities not yet imagined to deliver the clean energy the world wants and needs.
- around 50 gigawatts of net renewable-generating capacity (a 20-fold increase)
- increased annual low carbon investment 10-fold to around $5 billion
- to cut its oil and natural gas production by 40%.
Dario Gil, Senior VP and Director of IBM Research noted:
- BP joins a rapidly growing number of clients working with IBM to explore quantum computing to help accelerate the discovery of solutions to some of today's biggest challenges
- The energy industry is ripe with opportunities to see value from the use of quantum computing through the discovery of new materials designed to improve the generation, transfer, and storage of energy