Wintershall Dea expands digital capability at North Sea Brage field

May 19, 2020
Wintershall Dea and Eigen have extended their digital collaboration for production engineers at the Brage oil field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Offshore staff

LEATHERHEAD, UK Wintershall Dea and Eigen have extended their digital collaboration for production engineers at the Brage oil field in the Norwegian North Sea.

In addition to providing the visualization and integration platform for real-time data in the company’s Microsoft Azure cloud, Eigen’s Ingenuity service will deliver further functionality for management of the field’s operational data and improved understanding of the operational status.

The expanded capabilities for oil and gas production forecast visualization, weekly production planning, monitoring and surveillance, include an overview of the latest well test results; live test separator monitoring; sand production, erosion and injection monitoring; chemical injection and dosage monitoring; and weekly offshore production plans.

Ingenuity has been upgraded to allow digitalization of integrated workflows. According to Eigen, this should eventually dispense with the need for multiple spreadsheets, freeing up more of the engineers’ time.

The cloud-hosted system can be accessed by anyone within the organization (subject to permissions).

Peter Dabrowski, Digital Transformation – subsurface lead at Wintershall Dea, said: “By digitizing the production surveillance processes, we have eliminated a lot of time spent with spreadsheets and integrated data from various operational data sources. Now our engineers have more time to focus on optimizing production. 

“With this cloud-based platform our engineers can continue to work remotely, and it makes it easy to keep everyone in the company informed.”

Ingenuity was installed within a cloud environment using the latest DevOps tools. The team is also said to have met field management monitoring/visualization requirements with minimal coding, and were able to interface with legacy systems and extract Excel sheet data critical to the surveillance functions being implemented.

05/19/2020

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