Neptune Energy has used a visualisation tool based on 3D gaming tech in order to digitise its subsea oil and gas wells in Norway.
Oil and gas data specialist InformatiQ, based in Norway, used its “GeologiQ” cloud-based software, combining production data with 3D gaming technology, for the work which allows Neptune drilling teams to visualise historical and live data to improve well design.
The “digital twins” of the wells will boost efficiency, reduce time and costs at fields including the Neptune-operated Gjoa.
Director of drilling and wells for Norway, Thor Andre Løvoll, said: “By digitalising all subsea wells within our Norwegian portfolio we have greatly improved our ability to plan interventions, monitor drilling and production operations in real-time and gain better understanding of the wells’ history.
“Investing in innovations such as these improves efficiency by enhancing communication, interaction and decision-making across our business.”
It comes as Neptune Energy has created digital twins for several of its operated platforms in the Norwegian, Dutch and UK sectors, including the southern North Sea Cygnus field.
Neptune has also brought on board virtual reality tech, originally developed to train astronauts travelling to the International Space Station, at the Gjoa installation.
Chief information officer, Kaveh Pourteymour, added: “The goal of our digitalisation strategy at Neptune is simple: it’s how, through technology and digitisation, we can support production efficiency and growth.
“By applying technologies smartly, we can maximise efficiencies and reduce waste in every area of our business.”