Operators Forum is a meeting place where representatives from operators present their research, development, demonstration and field cases related to digitalization of the well delivery process. In addition, NORCE gives an update on related ongoing activities. The forum has been arranged by NORCE two times a year and in 2020 it evolved to DigiWells Operators Forum. The idea is to shape the directions of research in the SFI in an agile manner and share the state-of-the-art developments between academia and industry.

The agenda for the autumn “DigiWells – Operators Forum” was:

12:00 – 12:05 Introduction, Erlend H. Vefring, NORCE

12:05 – 12:30 Digitalization – competition and collaboration, Roy Ruså, Petoro

12:30 – 13:00 End to end digitalization at Johan Sverdrup, Bjørn Rudshaug, Equinor

13:00 – 13:30 DrillX program in Total, Antonin Baume, Total

13:30 – 14:00 Update on relevant activities from NORCE:

  • SFI DigiWells, Erlend H. Vefring, NORCE
  • Demonstration of Autonomous Drilling, Rodica Mihai, NORCE
  • Drilling and Wells Interoperbility Standards (D-WIS), Eric Cayeux, NORCE
  • DDHUb phase II, Benoit Daireaux, NORCE
  • Geosteering Competition, Sergey Alyaev, NORCE

More than 30 persons attended the meeting including representatives from BP, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Lundin, Neptune, Total, Vår Energi, WintershallDEA, Petoro, NPD, UiS, NTNU and NORCE. The presentations were well received, and we had active Q&A sessions.