Halliburton Co. is expanding its digital collaboration with Norwegian E&P Aker BP by deploying digital twins to automate work processes and accelerate decision-making, the company said on July 13. These cloud services operate in iEnergy, Halliburton’s hybrid cloud environment to manage exploration and production applications.
Aker BP is leveraging Digital Well Program, a DecisionSpace 365 cloud application, built on an open architecture to provide integrated well planning and design to increase collaboration and connectivity across drilling activities. It enables well planning and design to become a live process where field development scenarios are continuously updated and compared to a digital twin to deliver safe, cost-effective, and productive wells.
“At Aker BP Drilling and Wells, our ambition is to be first or best. With the implementation of Digital Well Program on iEnergy, we deliver on both ambitions and are proud to be the first E&P company to put this platform into use,” Tommy Sigmundstad, senior vice president drilling and wells for Aker BP, said. “Our current deployment already consists of more than 100 micro services, several to external third-party systems. In the platform, data can flow seamlessly through the established well construction design workflow, and we have seen significant workflow improvement only a few months into deployment.”
Sigmundstad added: “Handling multiple designs simultaneously is not a challenge anymore. We are currently working to implement automation and simulation microservices in the platform, and I am confident that we through iEnergy will increase efficiency and create substantial value in the future.”
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