Kongsberg has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Shell to accelerate the digitalisation of the oil major’s wells business unit
Kongsberg Digital has put together a substantial digital roadmap for oil and gas companies over the last few years, supporting digitalisation within the industry. Shell has utilised Kongsberg’s real-time data in its global wells portfolio for several years and will now undertake a digital transformation of its wells business.
“We believe the partnership approach is a significant reason why we have successfully created tools for digital transformation that work for our customers, and that have broad application across the industries they are in. We already have a strong relationship with Shell on energy production and look forward to replicating that model to enable transformation of another segment,” said Kongsberg Digital president Hege Skryseth.
Shell vice president of Wells Digital Jon Crane said, “We are excited to formalise our collaboration on the next-generation projects in wells IoT and Shell’s wider digital transformation.”
“Advances in cloud technology, ML delivery and visualisation techniques open up opportunities to improve operational safety and decision making. This will position both companies at the forefront of drilling and wells digital journey”.
The agreement was signed in June 2021 and covers the overall lifecycle for well deliveries, through planning, execution and reporting.
At present, Shell uses Kongsberg’s BOSS and Vessel Insight services for vessel monitoring and optimisation and has also signed an agreement to use digital twin software.
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