What is digitalisation in practice? And what opportunities does it provide for Statoil?
We’re embracing digitalisation first and foremost because it enables us to work smarter and more efficiently. It will make it possible to provide a safer workplace for our employees, continue to create value for society, and find new solutions to address climate change.
We will do this by:
- Utilising sensor technologies, cloud solutions and large volumes of data
- Using digital technologies to improve the efficiency of our work processes
- Analysing our data using machine learning to make better exploration decisions
Digitalisation will enable improvements in safety, security, sustainability, productivity and cost efficiency.
Real-life examples of innovations taking place in Statoil today are:
- Automated drilling control
- Batwind, our innovative battery storage solution for Hywind Scotland
- Data analytics to optimise our drilling operations
- The remotely-operated Valemon platform controlled from Bergen
- Our integrated operations centres for onshore and offshore operations, in the US and on the NCS
This digital shift will change our industry forever—and we are positioned to seize the opportunities it presents.
New fields will integrated gradually over time, to allow us to learn and adapt to new work processes. We will gain superior situational awareness, thanks to data from all our installations. And with predictive analytics, we can make sure that we run our assets and wells in an optimal way.
It all sounds quite technical, but it can improve safety, increase production, reduce costs, and reduce CO2-emissions. Our ambition is that our integrated operations centre for the NCS alone will be able to deliver increased production and production efficiency worth in the order of 10 billion kroner before tax every year in a decade’s time.
That is real money, real value creation. For Statoil, for our partners, and for society as a whole.