In a continued commitment to drive value through digital, Wintershall Dea has entered an agreement with  Cognite on Sept. 21 to deploy Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) to Brage, scaling the Wintershall Dea Data Hub from Germany to Norway.

This effort builds on an existing partnership between the companies. It will allow the ingestion and contextualization of data from the Brage field to build applications which support Wintershall Dea domain experts in decision-making for smart maintenance and production optimization.

An advisory tool to enable dynamic separator capacity limits will be developed to support decisions related to production optimization, thereby increasing throughput and reduced opex.

Safety optimization for critical valves will be achieved by moving from calendar-based maintenance to proactive maintenance, by using contextualized data from valves and other safety-critical equipment.

Cognite will collaborate with operational technology (OT) architects, the data integration team and subject matter experts from Wintershall Dea to develop these solutions, leveraging data from CDF.

This collaboration is also laying foundations for further scaling and acceleration of digital initiatives and Wintershall Dea’s Data Hub. The Data Hub ensures a data reference architecture, the critical enabler to scale initiatives across assets, and is leveraging Cognite Data Fusion as an important component.

“This is a perfect example of Cognite Data Fusion being used to empower and assist workers at Wintershall Dea with actual development and solution delivery that leads to a complete handover of the process as they continue to lead the way with their digital agenda,” John Markus Lervik, president of Cognite, said.