It is all about connectivity
We’re no strangers to digital innovation. For decades, we’ve used technology to boost efficiency and improve health and safety. But now, a new wave of digital transformation is driving change.
Combining data and learning across our disciplines provides us with a better basis for decision-making, new business opportunities, and increased collaboration with our partners, suppliers and other lines of business.
Connectivity and data
We generate and analyse data for specific purposes, but we see a large untapped potential for utilising data across IT applications and organisational boundaries.
We have production data, operation and maintenance data, market and trading data, weather data, marine surveys, subsurface data and many more. And there is a potential to use them in a more integrated way. Actions that involve the use of digital technology have typically been directed towards specific problems or opportunities in specific parts of our value chain.
Our cloud journey has already made data available in new ways and eased the integration of information and tools. The next step is to be truly data-driven, through data combined by location and positions efficient across sources, applications and timelines. To achieve that, we are utilising a solution for geospatial and spatial data, enabling value creation from the portfolio of robotics, flying drones, subsea drones and other inspection initiatives, to mention some. This solution is built into Equinor’s cloud-based enterprise data platform and will feed special and geospatial data to end-user applications, like the digital twin “Echo”.
Sharing the data
What if all the data and experience were at our fingertips any time we needed it? What if we had the right tools to ask great new questions of those data? What if we could support business decisions in a way that really allows us to come together to provide the best multi-disciplinary solution the data can provide? Ultimately, we aim to spend most of our time applying and sharing our knowledge and experience. That is what the digital transformation is all about.
The amount of data we have available is enormous, and we take pride in sharing much of it with other players in the industry. More than 7000 users have signed up to download Volve and Northern Lights data since the launch, and the Sleipner datasets have been downloaded more than 400 times at the end of last year.
Digitalisation and information technology is key to the transition of the energy sector – and therefore also a key component in realising our strategy.