Digital technology promises to deliver operational efficiencies across multiple disciplines in the upstream value chain directly influencing break-even, operating costs, recovery factors, faster leaner field developments and infrastructure. In Brazil, changes in regulation, ownership and incentives are encouraging the appetite for risk from the new prolific ultra-deepwater pre-salt to the established mature fields. Digital technologies can deliver innovations and efficiencies across all these assets.
Digital transformation is as much about simple developments centered on transforming work functions and architecture (e.g Business Intelligence, Logistics, Project Management, Data Analytics) to the more complex (e.g. Risk Management, Safety & Human Factors, Asset Integrity & Lifecycle management). From deepwater offshore to mature assets onshore Brazilian E&P has all of these requirements with major players to smaller opportunistic disruptive enterprises developing technologies and addressing needs.
Obstacles in the Digital Transformation journey are many hindering technology uptake: change management, data governance, conflicting standards and protocols, IT infrastructure, skills & talent management, how to test, fail-and-learn fast, upscale and commercialize. Answers are not always easy to find as many digital applications are customized for specific use cases.
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