Easily accessible data can help field workers do their jobs more safely and efficiently. A new paper by Cognite and Aker BP explores how to manage this digital transformation.
Digitalization has transformed consumer behavior, revolutionizing everything from entertainment to shopping. But at many oil and gas installations, it’s as though this transformation never happened. Until now.
At Aker BP’s installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, more and more field workers are trading pencil and paper for handheld devices that enable them access sensor data, maintenance logs, interactive 3D models of installations and equipment, and more.
At the 2019 SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition in Aberdeen, U.K., Cognite and Aker BP detailed this vision of a digitalized workforce as they presented the paper Digital Worker: Empowering Offshore Operators with Easily Accessible Data to Improve Efficiency and Safety.
The paper explains the approach that companies should take to involve field workers as they rethink and reshape operating routines. Specifically, it includes an in-depth exploration of a design philosophy for digital solutions that incorporates shadowing end users in the workplace, considering the environment in which the solutions will be used, mapping the larger ecosystem of solutions, and continually testing and refining solutions in development.
Operation Support, Cognite’s flagship application for digital workers, was developed according to those principles. The application is already having an effect. After rolling out Operation Support on some of its installations, Aker BP is seeing results such as:
- Up to a 10% increase in monthly maintenance jobs
- Up to a 50% reduction in time spent on routine equipment inspections
By Team Cognite
Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that supports the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion™, enables data and domain users to collaborate to quickly and safely develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications. Cognite Data Fusion codifies industrial domain knowledge into software that fits into your existing ecosystem and enables scale from proofs of concept to truly data-driven operations to deliver both profitability and sustainability.