Digital technologies are helping to transform the landscape for oil and gas operators as well as increase efficiency in a time when the industry is increasingly expected to “do more with less.”
Hege Skryseth, president of Kongsberg Digital AS—a company at the forefront of bringing digital twin technology, in particular, to the oil and gas industry—recently sat down with Hart Energy to discuss leveraging digital technologies, including the benefits and roadblocks.
“Technology is the fundamental building block to actually drive change,” said Skryseth, who also discussed Kongsberg Digital’s recent partnership with supermajor Royal Dutch Shell Plc that includes its new Kognitwin Energy dynamic digital twin service platform.
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“Equinor is in a strong position to handle market volatility and uncertainty,” CFO Lars Christian Bacher said in a statement on April 1.
Eldar Saetre, 64, has led Equinor since 2014 when his predecessor Helge Lund left to take the top job at BG Group, now part of Royal Dutch Shell.
The field’s first phase is projected to reach a peak output of 440,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of oil in summer 2020.