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Big Data and Digitalization
Life-extended: the sun never quite sets on Ekofisk projects.
duced by “app” developers with strong life extension of- million barrels at Tor II — seems ideal for digital observation. ferings. That’s good news for most of the 20 or so projects At stake is up to $800 million ahead of ? rst oil at year-end 2020. offshore Norway that will seek to rapidly control new area Still, ConocoPhillips knows life extension: “Having produced reserves from “legacy assets”. the Tor ? eld for 37 years, we are proud to continue to extend
At Tor II, ConocoPhillips will likely deploy its own compres- development enabling a production lifetime beyond 60 years,” sive seismic imaging software; a drilling execution ef? ciency states Trond-Erik Johansen, president, Norway & North Africa. platform (DEEP) and reservoir simulation capabilities. The ConocoPhillips is an early digital mover that awed us a de-
Eko? sk-extending Tor tieback, however, would seem ideal for cade ago with a real-time oil? eld revenue calculator; tagged trying out a cloud-based management suit: a challenging new and barcoded maritime logistics and remote, video coms.
reservoir hook-up to gas-lift pipeline; riser and umbilical to the older Eko? sk 2/4 M platform. The seabed IT link will also
MAINTENANCE CGI have to secure new types of subsea multiphase pumps between
Putting ConocoPhillips and Tor II in perspective is the digi- wellhead platform and the two-by-four slot subsea production tizing drive of offshore operator, Aker BP, where “in-house” system. There’s much to manage.
and supplied visualization are in-play to manage life extension.
Under a 2018 pact with digital visualizations company Cog- nite (part of the Aker “family”), Aker BP is focusing on digitally
Apart from production wells, a pilot well “to test long-term enabled preventive maintenance (of a pump) and a digital twin productivity in the Eko? sk formation” — including up to 70 (of the control center). Life extension projects at Ula, onstream
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