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Statoil, ABB Among Companies Pushing Integrated Operations Initiatives

Source: Eni Norge.
The ABB Ability platform portfolio released last year consolidates a variety of data analytic platforms designed to streamline operations. One platform is being used as a basis for the control systems for the Goliat FPSO, servicing the Goliat field owned by Eni Norge and Statoil.

Exploration and production companies have long seen integrated operations (IO) as a key innovative strategy for maintaining high production levels. Automation, optimization of processes, and overall data management are the keywords for operators, information technology (IT) companies, and service companies looking to guarantee the maximum exploitation of their available resources. Some of these companies have taken steps recently to make IO system architecture and facilities a more central aspect of their operations.

Integrated Operations Center

In 2018, Statoil will establish a new onshore integrated operations center (IOC) that it says will help increase safety, add value, and reduce emissions from its installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The company called the IOC an “important step” in its digital roadmap that will enable increased production efficiency and production potential on the NCS.

The IOC is also intended to make data available in a more user-friendly format, providing the operations organization offshore with a better decision-making basis and support. Kjetil Hove, Statoil’s senior vice president for operations technology on the NCS, said that the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea and Grane and Gina Krog in the North Sea will be the first fields getting support from the center after its establishment, and that new fields and installations will be gradually integrated to allow time for learning and adjustment to new work processes.

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Statoil, ABB Among Companies Pushing Integrated Operations Initiatives

Stephen Whitfield, Senior Staff Writer

01 March 2018

Volume: 70 | Issue: 3

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