Halliburton Company has announced that it is expanding its digital collaboration with Aker BP, a Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company, by deploying digital twins to automate work processes and accelerate decision-making. 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,” says Senior Vice President Drilling and Wells Tommy Sigmundstad for Aker BP. “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.”
“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,” adds Sigmundstad.
“We are excited to deliver Digital Well Program and its transformative capabilities as a cloud service to Aker BP and their extended ecosystem to create an unparalleled experience for a well construction digital twin,” says Nagaraj Srinivasan, senior vice president of Landmark, Halliburton Digital Solutions and Consulting. “Consistent with Halliburton’s digital strategy, our secure cloud environment, machine learning algorithms, and data science expertise will help Aker BP maximise their asset value.”