Digitalisation is changing our company

Equinor’s strategy is based on three pillars; always safe, high value and low carbon. To reach our ambitious goals we need to stay in the forefront of digitalisation, implementing and creating value from new digital tools. By collaborating across industries and harnessing the possibilities that technology offer, we will create the best energy solutions for today, tomorrow and in the future. 

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Sharing our operational data 

To foster research, study, development and innovation, we are making data available to suppliers and academia. 

The Northern Lights project will disclose datasets from the confirmation well 31/5-7 Eos.  Extensive amounts of data have been acquired through coring, logging, sampling and a production test. Willing to share knowledge in a transparent manner the Northern Lights projects partners have decided to give open access to 31/5 Eos well data and make such data available for download. The Northern Lights project believes data sharing can play an important role in building trust in the technology as well as unlocking value and innovation potential in the CCS industry.

Operational data from the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Scotland, is now available to access on a free-to-use basis for supply chain businesses and academia through the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Platform for Operational Data (POD) service. This is additional to the complete set of data from the decommissioned North Sea oil field, Volve, available under a Creative Commons Licence, published in 2018. 

Can artificial intelligence save real lives? Bjarte Johansen is working to find out.

Thousands of important reports are stored in Equinor’s databases, but if the right information doesn’t get to the right person at the right time, accidents can happen. Computer scientist Bjarte Johansen (31) is tackling the problem — using artificial intelligence. 

Interested in software development in Equinor? Check out our Loop magazine here.

How will digitalisation contribute to our low carbon future? 

Equinor’s digital tools are implemented to help us reach our goals of reduced emissions, increased safety and improved efficiency. The changes are happening through incremental improvements and optimisations in day to day operations, in combination with remotely controlled and automated designs.

Excited about digitalisation and innovation? Read about job opportunities in Equinor here.

Is there room for human workers in our digital world?

New digital tools are altering the way we live and work. In Equinor, we see big opportunities growing from this technological transformation. Opportunities that will change our perspectives, support higher precision and quality in our work, and free up time and creativity to delve into the more challenging parts of the job.


It’s impossible to know exactly how digitalisation will change our society and our industry in the future. But we know there will always be a place for human minds and skills. 

Already we are seeing great results from the collaboration between our software developers and subsurface teams. By harnessing vast quantities of data, software developers are increasing efficiency and limiting down time, allowing the workers to do their job in a safer and more sustainable way.

It’s the ability to combine people and technology that will create advantages in the years to come. Here are a few examples:

Volve field data—free download

To foster research, study, development and innovation, we have made a complete set of data from the decommissioned North Sea oil field, Volve, available under a Creative Commons Licence. For more information, please follow the link below.

Our digital vision 

By pursuing our digital vision, we are delivering on our overall company strategy of always safe, high value, low carbon.  

Make data available anytime, anywhere
Enabling our employees to make better decisions, faster through accessible data and insights

Developing digital competence to become an industry leader
Digitalisation is as much about the mindset and the culture, as it is about tools and technology. 

Predicting and preventing safety and security incidents
By gathering and visualizing relevant data, we provide all the information needed to keep our people and operations safe.

Robots will make our work easier
By reducing everyday repetitive tasks and human exposure. Future energy production will be lighter, more subsea and remotely controlled.