We partner with startup ecosystems
to accelerate digital transformation
for the midstream industry

OUR FOCUS

At DCP, we continue to break barriers to become the safest, most reliable, low cost midstream service provider. As a key component of our DCP2.0 transformation, DCP Technology Ventures integrates emerging technologies and innovative solutions to strengthen DCP's core business, while looking for new opportunities for growth. We focus on strategic partnerships with startups, accelerators, independent VC's, PE's, CVC's, universities, and growth companies.

  • SMART WEARABLES
    & APPLICATIONS

    To enable our field workforce to be
    safe, efficient, and connected

  • AI / ML FOR
    OPERATIONS

    To enable our super systems to be
    optimized in real time

  • IOT EDGE ANALYTICS
    & AUTOMATION

    To enable analytics and autonomous
    actions in our value chain

  • SUSTAINABILITY &
    GHG REDUCTIONS

    To reduce emissions and recycle
    energy sources

  • SAFETY
    TECHNOLOGIES

    To continuously improve the safety
    of our people, operations, and
    communities

  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
    SOLUTIONS

    To provide a world-class experience
    to our customers

 
HIGHLIGHTS

We continuously leverage an open innovation platform to pilot digital solutions in partnership with the startup ecosystem. In collaboration with our internal and external business partners, we validate the real-world value of emerging technologies in improving our process and experiences. Here are some current pilots, products, and other highlights.

  • The Integrated Collaboration Center (ICC) is the digital nervous system of our operations helping cross functional teams to enhance reliability, risk mitigation, and profitability. As part of the ICC, 20 gas processing plants are now remotely operated from our Denver headquarters.

  • In partnership with Kairos Aerospace, DCP is piloting a groundbreaking new methane management initiative. The initiative utilizes Kairos’ sophisticated airborne methane monitoring techniques and advanced data analytics to digitally enable DCP’s goals of operational excellence and sustainability.

  • DCP Tech Ventures and Apergy (now ChampionX) are partnering to bring first of its kind predictive digital solutions using Industrial IOT devices and machine learning models to reduce operating costs and increase reliability of reciprocating compressors. Once validated across its own fleet, the partnership plans to make it available across the industry.





 
ABOUT

FUELING THE MIDSTREAM
INNOVATION ENGINE

 
  • WHAT WE DO

    We partner with the startup ecosystem to drive transformation for DCP and the midstream industry. With the framework of an open innovation platform, we partner with various organizations enabling new emerging technologies.

  • WHY WE EXCEL

    As an industry leader for 90+ years, our midstream expertise is deep. Our multi-year digital transformation journey means we are experienced and positioned to rapidly pilot and adopt emerging technologies. We are focused on helping startups go from good to great and together we can transform the midstream industry.

  • HOW WE HELP

    We help accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies at DCP Midstream. We bring proven digital solutions to our industry peers globally, to scale up their platforms and solutions.

  • WHAT'S NEXT

    As digital transformation leaders, technologists, and industry experts - we are reimagining the energy value chain and driving new possibilities. Come share your vision for the midstream industry. Let us know how we can help.



 
PRODUCTS & PARTNERSHIPS

At DCP, we engage a variety of stakeholders to identify and adopt emerging technologies for the midstream industry. Our goal is to help promote and co-develop solutions for DCP and the broader industry, as well as provide critical feedback by industry experts. The proven digital solutions that are developed internally, or in partnerships, are available for the wider midstream industry globally. For any questions, please reach out to ventures@dcpmidstream.com

 
  • Plug and Play

    Plug and Play is an accelerator and innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and world’s largest corporations. Plug and Play focuses on accelerator programs, corporate innovation, and venture capital investments. They have 26 locations across the world, each with their own local strategic partners and focus areas.
     

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  • Rice Alliance for Technology
    and Entrepreneurship

    Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is a nationally recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies.
     

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  • Kairos

    In partnership with Kairos Aerospace, DCP is piloting a groundbreaking new methane management initiative. The initiative utilizes Kairos’ sophisticated airborne methane monitoring techniques and advanced data analytics to digitally enable DCP’s goals of operational excellence and sustainability.
     

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  • APERGY, now CHAMPIONX

    In partnership with ChampionX, formerly Apergy, DCP is developing predictive maintenance models for field equipment. The first model under development uses sensor and process variables to create supervised learning models that are predicting key impacts on compressor valve leaks.
     

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  • Integrated
    Collaboration Center

    The ICC is an integrated collaboration center comprised of experts from operations, engineering, gas control, scheduling, and business analysts. Together, they utilize financial, operational, and commercial analytics in real-time through the DSS platform - a custom analytics platform to optimize the full midstream value chain.
     

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  • Operations Decision
    Support System

    DSS is an internally developed solution that enables operational decision making and insights using sensor data and analytics, alerting users to issues across assets. DSS monitors and reports real-time KPIs, accessible 24/7 by all employees on any desktop or mobile device from anywhere across the DCP footprint.
     

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CONTACT US
 

our locations

 
  • California

    DCP Technology Ventures
    440 N Wolfe Road #2171
    Sunnyvale, CA 94065

  • COLORADO

    DCP Technology Ventures
    370 17th Street, #2500
    Denver, CO 80202

  • HOUSTON

    DCP Technology Ventures
    2107 CityWest Blvd, Suite 600
    Houston, TX 77042

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Let’s transform the future of midstream together

Meet the team


  • Anand Pradhan
    Head of DCP Tech Ventures

  • Sharon Allpress
    Ventures
    Associate

  • JC Chambers
    Ventures
    Associate