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Halliburton and Aker BP collaborate to develop next generation field development planning


Halliburton has announced that it and Aker BP, a Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company, will co-develop next generation field development planning software through a new cloud application – Field Development Planning (FDP) – from Halliburton

It also expands the scope of the current Digital Well Program, a DecisionSpace 365 cloud application, built on an open architecture to provide integrated well planning and design to increase collaboration and connectivity across drilling activities.

Built on the OSDU Data Platform, FDP converts the manual process of collating field development data to make the decision gate process more efficient and auditable and provides a common audit trail across the subsurface community. FDP helps organisations better understand uncertainty and risks associated with field development concepts.

“We are excited to extend our close collaboration with Aker BP and develop a cutting-edge intelligent system to evolve field development from the manual FDP process that exists in most enterprises,” said Halliburton chairman, president and CEO Jeff Miller. “FDP creates a holistic view of field development and well construction, which will allow Aker BP to make more informed and expediated subsurface and reservoir/production decisions to optimise its investment and maximise the return on its assets.”

“Aker BP aims to be fully digital and nearly fully automated towards the end of this decade. We are creating an ecosystem where work processes are seamlessly integrated, and data is flowing without friction. Halliburton is a key partner in this strategy. FDP will give us the ability to increase efficiency, maximise value and make data-driven decisions for entire field concepts. Furthermore, we will then understand and mitigate risk and uncertainty on a whole new level,” said Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO of Aker BP. “Keeping different development scenarios in place for future use gives us a cutting-edge capability to understand how engineering work matures during the development phases. It will make it possible to collaborate and drive transparency across the assets as never seen before in the industry.”

Halliburton and Aker BP build on a close and collaborative strategic relationship over many years.

“Together we are already revolutionising well construction through transformative expertise, agile processes and game changing technology. We have successfully implemented Collaborative Well Planning for optimal well placements, reduced risk and increased resources. We are close to designing a well in a day with high quality in the open Digital Well Program built on Halliburton’s iEnergy solution. With Field Development Planning we are accelerating our digital transformation to the next level,” said Tommy Sigmundstad, senior vice president of Drilling and Wells for Aker BP.


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