The Guru Gobind Singh Refinery built by HMEL has a capacity of 9 million metric ton per annum which can process about 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day and can produce petroleum products that comply by the Euro IV emission norms.

The new technology will integrate the data gathered from the various components of manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise resource planning and control systems within the refinery and present a consolidated single view of the data.

The company can then use the integrated information to view, analyze, and make necessary decisions to improve and optimize the productivity and margins.

HMEL chief operating officer Moiz Tankiwala said the company wanted a technology that ensured improved operations and efficiency for the project.

"We needed a solution that would provide us with a centralized view of all our assets for operational management purposes," Tankiwala added.

"IBM’s framework, built for our industry, addressed our requirement effectively."

IBM India/South Asia Global Business Services managing partner Vanitha Narayanan said, "Amidst complex processes, like in a refinery, use of analytics can transform financial processes and improve operational efficiencies thereby establishing a new standard of excellence in business performance."

HMEL earlier too selected IBM to design and implement MES including the selection of the select processes and applications, as well as managing the mechanics of the program.

HMEL is a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Mittal Energy Investment.