OEEC: Deep Dive into Digitalization

Deep Dive into Digitalization was one of the more interesting topics on Wednesday during the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference.

While people tend to think that fossil fuel companies have a lot of catching up to do, it’s worth mentioning that digitalization and technological advancements have been with the industry for years, be it using the remotely operated vehicles, sensors, deepwater drilling, or something else.

However, there is always more to be done. This was one of the messages one could take away from the Deep Dive into Digitization session held at the community square of Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference in the Amsterdam RAI.

Interviewed by Offshore Energy Today, Rob van der Spek, Director of Knowledge Management, DNV GL Oil & Gas on Wednesday said the digitalization was not something new in the industry.

“We’ve been using computers and algorithms for decades in the sector, but i think there are a couple of drivers which are really acellerating the use of computers and algorithms in the sector.”

“The first one is that we see that computer capacity is abundant and against low cost, in the cloud, and is growing exponentially.”

“The second driver that we’re now loading our assets with sensors which allow us to get near real time data streams from our assets with regard to integrity and operations.”

“The third driver is going mobile. We’re giving our workforce a whole set of mobile devices, which allow them to be very flexible within operations.”

Van der Spek acknowledged the importance of the digital initiatives, but he also said the companies should be wary of splashing cash into it just because of the hype.

Talking about the benefits, he mentioned an example where with the help of digital technology, one of DNV GL’s clients managed to predict equipment failures on a drillship, thus cutting costs.

And we all know that cost cuts, of course apart from safety, are of the utmost importance for offshore drillers these days, with some of them being forced to work below the breakeven dayrates, just to keep busy.

Another example highlighted by Mr. Van der Spek, was the use of mobile devices and drones for inspections of offshore assets, thus removing the need to send offshore workers to hazardous areas, leading to improved safety, as well as to reducing costs.

 

More to follow….

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Posted on October 11, 2017 with tags .

Events>

<< Oct 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

THE 5TH OIL & GAS VIETNAM 2017

The 5th edition of Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) exhibition 2017 is the only specialized event in Vietnam that brings together an international…

read more >

24th Annual Africa Oil Week 2017

The Conference portraying five days of senior-level executive insights, with rich-content on corporate strategies and portfolio, exposure…

read more >

OTC Brasil 2017

OTC Brasil is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP)…

read more >

BLACK SEA OIL AND GAS

Black Sea region continues to impose as a key area for the future of energy in Europe in reaching the diversification of supply and the energy…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply