Smart Integrated Operations for High Risk and Technologically Complex Assets: Operational Networks and Collaborative Partnerships in the Digital Environment

Smart Integrated Operations for High Risk and Technologically Complex Assets: Operational Networks and Collaborative Partnerships in the Digital Environment

Jayantha P. Liyanage (University of Stavanger, Norway), Mike Herbert (ConcoPhillips, Norway) and Jan Harestad (Oil Camp AS, Norway)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-231-2.ch014
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Abstract

As the oil and gas (O&G) production business on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) stepped into a new development path termed the “3rd efficiency leap” since the year 2003, Smart Integrated eOperations is widely acknowledged as the way forward to deal with this inevitable change. Smart Integrated eOperations appears to be re-engineering the industry structure. Within the next few years, new policies and practices will establish operational networks and collaborative partnerships between O&G producers and the service-support-supply market through active integration for effective and efficient management of offshore production assets. Adaptation of Smart Integrated eOperations is largely stimulated by rapid development in application technology, large-scale information and communication (ICT) platforms, and the foreseen substantial commercial benefits of well-integrated collaborative industry infrastructure. This is a very novel macro-scale program, and the Norwegian O&G Industry has already launched major initiatives in this regard to realize its fully functional status by the year 2010. The sophisticated information and communication platform called Secure Oil Information Link (SOIL) and Onshore support centres (e.g., ODC and OOC of ConocoPhillips, Norway) represents major icons of this digital era. However, as per the existing circumstances on NCS, this long-range development scenario presents itself with a multitude of challenges, particularly those relating to human and organizational interfaces, which have to be overcome to ensure long-term sustained benefits.

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