Aker BP builds a new collaboration center in Trondheim, as part of a strategy to link onshore and offshore operations closer together. Cyviz AS is chosen to deliver the collaboration center, with a contract value of NOK 12 million.
Aker BP is in the forefront when it comes to digitalization of operations at the Norwegian continental shelf. By establishing advanced onshore collaboration centers, Aker BP is increasing efficiency and carry out more activities on land that would otherwise have been carried out at offshore installations.
"A new collaboration center in Trondheim means that interdisciplinary functions can co-locate and better support the operations. This is important for removing silos across the departments, providing more efficient operation and an increased degree of innovation. In addition, we reduce emissions as a result of fewer air and helicopter journeys, and finally, we increase safety for our employees," says SVP Drilling & Wells in Aker BP Tommy Sigmundstad.
The new collaboration center in Trondheim will be ready before Aker BP starts operation of their new leased rig Scarabeo 8 in 2022. Previously, Cyviz has delivered the solutions to a similar center for Aker BP in Stavanger, which was completed in 2019.
Cyviz designs, develops, and delivers software and hardware solutions for full-scale conference rooms, control centers and experience centers. The customer list includes more than 30 of the Fortune 500 companies, including Accenture, Standard Chartered Bank, Chevron, and Microsoft in addition to the US Department of Defense. In Norway, Aker BP is the largest customer.
"There is a lot of exciting development in the oil industry, and Aker BP is at the very front of development. Aker BP has the highest requirements for user-friendliness, safety, and quality in order to monitor and control the advanced operations from land. We have collaborated well will Aker BP for many years and are proud to deliver to their new collaboration center in Trondheim. Our previous deliveries to Aker BP have also contributed to us gaining customers such as Microsoft," says Espen Gylvik, CEO of Cyviz.
FACTS ABOUT COLLABORATION CENTERS
Collaboration centers are established on land to build a bridge between the offshore and onshore organizations. It enables a completely new form of collaboration where interdisciplinary teams, which have previously worked on several different locations, can now more easily gather around the tasks.
The collaboration centers in Aker BP are used for drilling and intervention work, both during planning and operation. With two centers, the company will have a good redundant solution in place for land-based roles and processing of safety-critical data.
The technology behind the operations center has been developed by the Norwegian company Cyviz. The rooms are built with so-called Microsoft MTR - deep integration technology.
Cyviz is headquartered in Stavanger and is present in a total of 13 cities including Oslo, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC, London, Amsterdam and Singapore.