“We first had to change the mindset of how people think about a process through disruption, by changing the way a pro-cess or task was performed,” Nguyen says.

Digital Twin

The process led to the development of what Nguyen calls a “dynamic” digital twin, along with immersive tools to enable visualisation, and automation to handle routine tasks so that “facility staff can focus on higher-value tasks that require a human touch”.

There is a complete dynamic digital train that shows everything from the oil-water contact line in the reservoir, the well path to the top-hole location, subsea trees, and flowlines up to the Argos’ topsides, using real-time data to create that visualisation.

We leave this data in place in the system record, pulling and aggregating them in real time to present, in a meaningful way, at that moment in time,” he says.