The underlying idea of the development of the Digital Well Intervention (DWI) platform is to reduce
the cost and energy consumption of well intervention operations while improving quality of the
solution. This will in turn increase production and value creation.
This project has successfully gone through the Petromaks2 programme and the scope in the forthcoming IPD will be to further mature developed technology and methods to ensure a signficant value creation.
The challenges for oil companies are several including ability to identify intervention candidates
easily and with little effort, and the ability to define and design the intervention tool string without
a heavy, cumbersome, and manual interaction with multiple vendors. Furthermore, in today's
setting, the use of real-time data to correct operation and bring in expert users during an operation
is very limited. Digitising the tools and actions on the rig will open-up for real-time collaboration
and alteration of plans on the fly using modern concepts like learning methods combined with
easy access to historical data. The work processes will be streamlined and support improved risk
Through this project the DWI platform will enable remote operations and promote a more
environmental approach to interventions. The DWI will be a software that connects the fragmented workflow interventions experience today from planning through execution and reporting, enabling:
- Efficient collaboration
- Assisted end to end interventions eliminating risk of human errors and time spent
- Allowing real remote operations, reducing personnel on board (POB)
- Automated diagnostics and operations and proactive intervention
- Minimizing Non-productive Time (NPT)
The NCS is becoming more mature, and it is expected a growing need of intervention. Intervention is either done by vessel or rig with a fuel consumption between 15-60 tonnes a day. The average time spent on intervention is 7 days. At the same time, the industry have committed to cut 40% emission by 2030, and close to zero by 2050. These conflicting challenges create a need for more effective and precise working methods and new forms of collaboration in relation to well interventions, made possible by data and collaborative workflows .
Altus Intervention and Equinor have together through the IPN-project (ES665706) developed working methods and tools for end-to-end smart intervention, which “connects the dots” in the fragmented value chain of well interventions.
The underlying idea of the development of the DWI platform is to reduce costs and emissions of well intervention operations and to improve quality of the operation. This will in turn increase production and value creation and ensure that oil and gas reservoirs are produced optimally with the existing well infrastructure.
Together with NORCE and Equinor, the consortium aim for development and qualification of real time simulation engine for well interventions, connected with multiple third-party real-time data sources which again enables contextualised remote operations in the DWI -across the value chain.