Oil and Gas

Integrated Operations

Integrated Operations (IO) leads to a total integration of the organisations that work offshore and the ones that works onshore, enabled by a far-reaching digitalization of the operations. Land- and offshore based work get integrated and persons and teams are connected in advanced communication rooms. Oil and gas field may be operated and controlled partly from onshore and this opens for brand new collaboration relations inside the oil companies and between the vendors and the petroleum companies.
Integrated Operations
Contact

Bye, Andreas

Department Head

Drøivoldsmo, Asgeir

Principal Adviser

Kvalem, Jon

Deputy Halden Project Manager

 

Tomorrow’s fields may be operated completely differently from now, and the oil industry is approaching a leading high-tech role in which work processes and safety are emphasized together with new technology.

IO MTO method

The IO MTO method is designed to provide support for conducting analysis activities related to MTO issues (man – technology – organization) in the early stages of design, development and modification projects in the oil industry. The focus of the method is the allocation or reallocation of functions and development of work processes.

The guidelines for implementation of the method will ensure two matters. First, that such organizational changes will be analyzed in a proper and structured manner, and second, that the analysis is thoroughly documented. The method includes mapping of ambitions, as well as the at all times current overriding and detailed objectives for the prospect. These will be used and updated in the course of the analysis.

By mapping tasks for selected positions, one will gain an overview of the current situation in terms of tasks performed in the various positions. An analysis of opportunities and limitations connected to each task forms the basis for role distribution and allocation. The analysis results are further used in development of work processes and work flow modeling.

Projects delivered with the IO MTO method:

Installation

Customer

Year

Preparedness Organisations at Nordic Nuclear Power Plants

NKS, Fortum and Vattenfall

2010-2011

EKOA and EMBLA (Remote control from OOC)

Conoco Phillips

2011

Remote control of EMBLA and EKOA. New work processes, onshore control and allocation of functions to an onshore operation centre

Conoco Phillips

2010

Function allocation and guiding IO-principles for implementation of the GIOp

Petrobras/IO-centre

2010

Development of an operational concept for Hild

Total EP Norge

2010

HSE and the next gen. work processes – Approved research council KMB

GdF Suez

2010

Verification of workload in the new operational model

StatoilHydro

2009

Gjøa (O&M) alternative operation model

GdF/Statoil

2009

Oseberg Field centre (O&M) Basis for the new Statoil operation model

Hydro

2008

Oseberg B (Drilling) new model for well planning

StatoilHydro

2008

Work process IO compliance – input to HAST

StatoilHydro

2008

Oseberg South (Production optimization) IO – work practices and principles for prod. opt.

Hydro

2007

Troll B&C (O&M) onshore allocation of work

Hydro

2007

Oseberg East (O&M) onshore allocation of work

Hydro

2007

Proposal for a new EPN operational model

StatoilHydro

2007

Oseberg East (Drilling). Allocation of “boreleder” functions between onshore and offshore

Hydro

2006

Huldra Veslefrikk (O&M) Statoil IO pilot. Allocation of administration and decisions between onshore and offshore.

Statoil

2006

Brage Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Allocation of administration and decisions between onshore and offshore.

Hydro

2005

 

Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry

NTNU in cooperation with research partners IFE and Sintef is responsible for an international research project on Integrated Operations (IO). The center has been nominated a center for research-based innovation by the Norwegian Research Council, and 13 industry partners is funding the center along with the Research Council. The industry partners are oil companies, engineering companies and vendors. The focus of the IO Center is IO research within the value chain, i.e. drilling, reservoir and production optimization, as well as operation and maintenance. Important aspects across the value chain are work processes, collaboration and teamwork within an MTO perspective. The center was initiated in 2006 and is provided with funding from the Research Council until 2015. http://www.ntnu.edu/iocenter

Collaboration training – SOFIO

Collaboration across geographical locations using advanced collaboration technologies, such as video conferencing and shared information surfaces, is important in order to achieve effective collaboration in an IO setting. A method for training and coaching in collaboration, SOFIO, was developed and tested within the IO Center. The method supports training in how meetings can be properly conducted in this new collaboration environment. The method is based upon observations and feedback of real-life meetings.

Projects delivered with the SOFIO method:

Installation

Customer

Year

Brage collaboration training (funded by the IO Center)

Statoil

2008

Gjøa collaboration training

GdF Suez

2009-2011