IBM is teaming up with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company or ABNOC to create a blockchain supply chain system. The blockchain solution is currently only in its pilot phase but this is no small announcement for ADNOC as ADNOC has a daily output of about 3 million barrels of oil in 10.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas. ADNOC’s digital unit manager had the following to say about the blockchain pilot:
“Blockchain is a game changer. It will substantially reduce our operating costs by eliminating time-consuming and labor-intensive processes. It will strengthen the marketing and trading of our products and create long-term sustainable value.”
Blockchain for Oil
The blockchain solution will also enable the ability to track every molecule of oil and its value from well to the customer. Also reducing the time to execute transactions between ADNOC’s operating companies and increase operational efficiencies and provide even greater transparency to the industry. The blockchain solution will surely increase the revenue for ADNOC and it may increase the efficiency of delivery and hopefully reduce waste.
The oil industry is currently attempting to extract a little bit more wealth before the renewable revolution takes place. But even though we have a boom in renewables, the infrastructure is lacking in many places globally and oil is here to stay with us at least for some time in the coming future. This is the first oil blockchain solution which will surely attract more oil blockchain solutions in the coming future.
The third industrial revolution will surely be not an oil-based revolution. The renewable revolution will basically be unstoppable. What do you think about the future of blockchain and oil industry? Tell us in the comments section below.