Echo — Equinor’s digital twin
Digital tools like Echo, HoloLens and Omnia cloud are transforming the way we work and taking platform construction into the digital age.
Our Johan Sverdrup field came on stream in October 2019, and is expected to increase daily production to 535,000 barrels of oil by mid-2021—with CO2 emissions only 4% of the world average.
Innovative digital solutions are contributing to high safety standards and significantly boosting income. Here, process operator Helene Stølsmark Vihovde is using the Digital Field Worker app.
Latest: Johan Sverdrup expected to increase daily production capacity to 535,000 barrels by mid-2021 — 100,000 more than at start-up. Read more here:
Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 will capture the full potential of the huge Johan Sverdrup oil field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The NOK 41 billion project is now in execution and on average we have spent more than 1 million man hours every month.
Our Johan Sverdrup field is a pioneer in the use of new digital technologies that help us increase safety, reduce costs, maximise returns and reduce emissions.
For example, there's Echo, our "digital twin" that lets workers explore every detail of the platforms in virtual reality using Microsoft 3D Hololens technology. Then there's our Digital Field Worker app that lets offshore workers activate work permits, check equipment, and read system manuals all without going back to their desks. And a host of other exciting solutions that increase efficiency and reduce downtime, enabling our employees to do their jobs more safely and sustainably. Welcome to the digital energy company of the future.
Find out more about our digital revolution in the stories below.
Emissions per barrel produced, compared with world average
World average emissions per barrel produced
Emissions per barrel produced at Johan Sverdrup
The world must fulfil the Paris Agreement — but we still need oil, to fill the gap left by rising energy demand and declining production. The Johan Sverdrup field will supply millions of people with the energy they need to live their lives, and in its estimated 50 year lifespan it will also generate significant financial income for Norway, thanks to the 78% marginal tax rate on the Norwegian oil industry.
Total income in the field’s lifetime, depending on oil price
Income to the Norwegian state
Profit per hour, depending on oil price
in the development phase
to Norwegian suppliers
in the operational phase