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SPE Workshop: Digital Transformation
6–7 November 2024 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Digital technology promises to deliver operational efficiencies across multiple disciplines in the upstream value chain. Thus, directly influencing break-even, operating costs, recovery factors, faster leaner field developments, and infrastructure requirements. In Brazil, changes in regulation, ownership and incentives are encouraging the appetite for risk, ranging from the new prolific ultra-deepwater pre-salt to the established mature fields. Digital technologies can deliver innovations and efficiencies across all these assets.

Digital transformation is as much about simple developments centered on transforming work functions and architecture (e.g. Business Intelligence, Logistics, Project Management, Data Analytics) to the more complex (e.g. Risk Management, Safety & Human Factors, Asset Integrity & Lifecycle management). From deepwater offshore to mature assets onshore Brazilian E&P has all of these requirements with major players to smaller opportunistic disruptive enterprises developing technologies and addressing needs.

There is a multitude of obstacles in the Digital Transformation journey that may hinder technology uptake, and which warrants consideration, including:

  • Change management
  • Data governance
  • Conflicting standards and protocols
  • IT infrastructure
  • Skills and talent management
  • How to test
  • Fail-and-learn fast
  • Upscale
  • Commercialize

Recognizing that every case or organization has unique objectives and requirements, but are on the same digital transformation journey, underlines the importance of collaboration and experience sharing across the industry. Consequently, the SPE Digital Transformation workshop aims to support the industry in this very endeavor.



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