Offshore logistics has traditionally been seen as complex and unpredictable, but the digital application Kabal has been helping major operators fight the unknown for just over a decade now – and the results speak for themselves.
With more UK operators opting to use the system throughout 2023, digitalisation of logistics in the basin is becoming a reality.
How a practical digital software can transform your business
Developed in Norway and launched in 2011, Kabal has been the driving force behind the digitisation of energy industry logistics. Today, over 70 operators (including many energy supermajors) use Kabal to achieve efficiencies, reduce costs and lower emissions.
In the UK, Kabal is already used on most rigs and vessels, with 1500+ individuals from all areas of the supply chain, operators and base logging into the software every day.
From the weather and safety risks of complex lifting operations, to a lack of vessel space and tracking down rental tools, operators moving cargo and personnel face the unknown every day.
Anyone who faces the challenges and stresses of offshore logistics is a hero of the North Sea. Especially those who do so armed only with manual tools like emails, spreadsheets and phones.
This doesn’t have to be the story anymore. With the right digital tool, onshore/offshore logistics can become a place of control, overview and planning power. It’s what Kabal, an end-to-end logistics management software customised for the energy industry, is all about.
Six of the biggest advantages of offshore logistics software
Here are six advantages to Kabal software that many of the energy industry’s leaders are already benefitting from.
1. Make savings that make a difference
Kabal enables cost saving opportunities on all frontiers, including vessels, fuel, rental tools and personnel transport.
After implementing Kabal, an operator can typically look forward to the following savings:
· 30% saving in vessel cost
· 20% saving in fuel costs
· 50% reduction in rental equipment costs
· 5% reduction on aviation, personnel and crew change costs.
One drilling manager for a global E&P company reported: “Kabal helped us cut our spending on rental tools by 50%.”
2. Get the visibility that everyone needs
Not knowing, not seeing and not finding will be a thing of the past. A logistics software will give you a real time view and instant knowledge, with all data about transport, cargo and personnel in one place. When you have long term visibility, the possibilities of optimisation and sharing (of vessels, helicopters and other assets) becomes a tangible prospect!
3. Become more proactive as an organisation
A typical drilling operation has a planning window of seven days, with communications around logistics peaking in the last 24 hours before sailing. This creates a high stress working environment, allows little tolerance for any delays and can lead to inefficiencies (like vessels sailing with unused capacity).
Kabal will let you work to a 7/ 21- day lookahead plan, ensuring that 80-90% of the cargo and vessel movements are visible for all to see.
For the first time ever, you’ll have a proactive lookahead where everyone is on the same page.
4. Communicate effectively with vendors
Kabal simplifies logistics by connecting all stakeholders. Any changes in operations are communicated for all to see. Thanks to this “single point of truth”, costly surprises, planning mishaps and delays are minimised.
5. Use Kabal to facilitate more sustainable operations
Making your operations more efficient also makes them more sustainable. Kabal optimises the transportation of cargo and personnel and reduces the number of vessels and trips needed. With Kabal you can minimise emissions from offshore operations.
6. Make decisions based on knowledge
Looking at the big picture, Kabal helps energy operators turn data into real business value. With all data in one place, the software will identify patterns and opportunities for improvements. Automated reports and KPIs will empower you to make better decisions.
A logistics lead for a global E&P supermajor said: “We faced many challenges from users when we first started implementing Kabal and had to deal with resistance to change. All said and done, those who initially resisted the change are the ones who cannot operate without using the Kabal software now!”
Donald Pearson, EMEA sales manager at Kabal, adds: “We’re very proud that so many UK operators already use Kabal to run more efficient and sustainable operations. In 2022 we have added significant UK operators to those who already utilise the system, and see real potential for the basin in extending our user group.”
For more info or for a friendly demo of Kabal software, please reach out to: email@example.com.