OSLO: An integrated operations support centre and a drilling operations centre will help reach Statoil’s ambition of increasing value creation from operated fields in Norway by more than 2 billion USD from 2020 to 2025 before tax.
Prime minister Erna Solberg visiting the centre
Established in Bergen, the centres will be connected stepwise to all Statoil installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), starting this year.
Statoil’s chief operating officer (COO) Jannicke Nilsson “The possibilities provided by digitalisation will change our industry and the way we work, and create higher value for us and society. The centres are good examples of how we keep applying digital technology to work smarter, safer and more efficienly.”
Up to 2020, Statoil plans to invest in the range of 1-2 billion kroner in digital technology to create higher value and improve operations.
The two new centres will help improve production efficiency and production potential on the NCS. In December, Statoil also opened an operations support centre in the USA, that is currently monitoring the company’s over 1100 onshore wells.
“Digital technology contributes to continuous operational improvements on our existing fields. In new field developments oil and gas production will to an increasing extent be carried out from unmanned, robotised, standardised and remote controlled installations. Many operations will be carried out by fewer risk-exposed working situations. We will be able to control the maintenance work in a better way and improve safety and operational quality,” says Nilsson.