Report Contents

List of Figures

Executive Summary

Introduction

Chapter 1: Business drivers in a low oil price environment

  • 1.1 Production priorities and challenges
  • 1.2 Impact of oil prices on priorities
  • 1.3 Impact of digital technologies on operations
  • 1.4 The barriers to adoption of digital services
  • 1.5 An operator perspective
  • 1.6 Well integrity management
  • 1.7 Well integrity management program
  • 1.8 The SURF IM Network program
  • 1.9 Integrity standards
  • 1.10 Asset integrity safety

Chapter 2: Emerging markets

  • 2.1 Brazil: Deepwater subsalt prospects
  • 2.2 Opportunity for digital solutions
  • 2.3 Mexico: A new frontier for the Gulf
  • 2.4 Opportunity for digital solutions
  • 2.5 East Africa: An LNG export frontier
  • 2.6 Mozambique and Tanzania
  • 2.7 Opportunity for digital solutions
  • 2.8 Global deep water: Major focus for future growth
  • 2.9 Opportunity for digital solutions
  • 2.10 The Arctic: The exploration of a new frontier
  • 2.11 Risk mitigation
  • 2.12 Petroleum activities and regulations
  • 2.13 Environmental challenges
  • 2.14 Opportunity for digital solutions

Chapter 3: Market structure and competitive environment

  • 3.1 Oil field service companies
  • 3.2 Equipment manufacturers
  • 3.3 EPC contractors (engineering, procurement and commissioning)
  • 3.4 Process control/Automation
  • 3.5 System integratorss
  • 3.6 IT vendors
  • 3.7 Specialised consultants
  • 3.8 New entrants into the market
  • 3.9 New alliances and collaborative R&D efforts

Chapter 4: Lessons from drilling

  • 4.1 Data-as-a-service
  • 4.2 Predictive analytics and a new analysis paradigm: Manage by Exception
  • 4.3 The case of too many standards

Chapter 5: Project case histories

  • 5.1 Shell’s Smart Field program
  • 5.2 Shell’s Perdido: Gulf of Mexico’s first Smart Field
  • 5.3 Statoil’s Integrated Operations
  • 5.4 The Snøhvit Field: The future of Arctic production
  • 5.5 Statoil subsea factory
  • 5.6 Chevron’s i-field program
  • 5.7 Chevron’s Agbami field
  • 5.8 BP’s Digital Oil Field of the future: Deep water Angola

Chapter 6: IT challenges and opportunities for digital vendors

  • 6.1 An integrated platform: The digital oilfield IT stack
  • 6.2 Field instrumentation and process control network
  • 6.3 First mile connectivity; global enterprise and supply chain network
  • 6.4 Real-time production and reliability surveillance
  • 6.5 Data foundation
  • 6.6 Integration framework
  • 6.7 Data access portal (search, presentation, and reporting)
  • 6.8 Geoscience and petro-technical applications environment
  • 6.9 Collaboration platform and decision environments
  • 6.10 Analytics platform (modelling, simulation, and optimization)
  • 6.11 Data collection
  • 6.12 Data processing
  • 6.13 Data analytics
  • 6.14 Data visualization
  • 6.15 Big Data analytics meets oil and gas
  • 6.16 Advanced analytics
  • 6.17 The impact of lower oil prices

Conclusion

List of Figures

1. Brazilian oil fields

2. Brazil’s production profile to 2030

3. Mexico petroleum and other liquids production (2010-40)

4. Natural gas discoveries, offshore Mozambique

5. Conceptual design for Shell’s Appomattox development, Gulf of Mexico

6. The Arctic Circle, a new oil and gas province

7. MURA Guiding Principles

8. Shell’s Bridge offshore support center, New Orleans, LA

9. Melkoya LNG terminal for Snøhvit Field

10. PSVM Field development concept