Facilitating digital cooperation

Subsurface and exploration are facing huge challenges in enabling data libraries for the “next generation” of digitalization, moving data to the cloud and simultaneously ensuring cooperation across team- and organizational boundaries.

Platforms and moving data to the cloud are one of the main topics at #DIGEX2020. How do we avoid lock-in to facilitate cooperation and easy transfer of data to the cloud, so that we can run machine learning algorithms on our subsurface data, and share large data sets easily across multidisciplinary teams and organizations?  

Lock-in solutions are likely to have negative future consequences in the company’s implementation of archive data. They can also harm cooperation with other companies. It is essential to keep in mind that both the E&P companies and software companies have a key role to play in moving forward and achieving the goal of enabling the oil and gas industry to work more closely together.  

Gro Gunnleiksrud Haatvedt, VP Exploration & Development at Neptune Energy will give an overview of Neptune’s work on these critical themes. Their focus is to increase value creation by delivering much faster from idea to hydrocarbon discovery and, finally put it into production. How do the exploration teams meet the demands from management and the service industry, while simultaneously securing information sharing efficiently? 

Delivering on digital
There are several important steps to be aware of:
First, the company needs to take care of data integration, management, maintenance, and access. To add value for the company, to avoid information silos, and to regain control of the company’s data. Data-handling needs to be aligned with external data in the Cloud, so that the external data can be imported and implemented with the companies for further analyses.  

The next step is to extract the data to work with; this is where Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence comes into play with Deep learning models. These models need to be implemented as an integrated part of the workflow in the Oil and Gas industry. 

In the session themed Platforms in the Cloud, speakers from the Service industry – Schlumberger, TGS, Kadme, and Bluware – in reply to the initial talk from Neptune, give insight into their approach to delivering digital, from data cleaning to real case studies working on the maturation of a hydrocarbon prospect for drilling. 

Eivind Rønnevik from Kadme will talk about data integration, management, maintenance, access, and how to add value for the company on top of this. He will present Whereoil, an integration platform, and show how this platform allows organizations to break down their silos and regain control of their data.  

Lyudmyla Vynnytska, director of Data Science at Bluware, will give a talk on how Deep learning models should be delivered to the end-user, and how such models can become an integrated part of the workflow in the Oil&Gas industry by equipping them with flexibility, extensibility, and interactivity.  

Robert Gibson from TGS will, in his presentation, describe one company’s experience in making seismic, wells, and other geoscience data libraries readily available via a Data Lake structure, to access and utilize geoscience data.  

Finally, Stephen Warner from Schlumberger will talk about Delivering on digital. A crucial part here is the importance of working together as an industry, where both the E&P companies and the software companies have a key role to play moving forward. Warner will also show how Schlumberger mitigates these issues. 

 See the full program online at digex.no/program