Press Esc to close



For full content view: Log in Now!

  • Digital oil field brought from concept to development in a year

    A. Sekulin, M. Henderson, B. Irani, B. Parker and M. Sternesky

    In the second half of 2007, Marathon Oil launched a digital oilfield Proof Of Concept (POC) for its North Sea assets. The objective was to clearly demonstrate the business value of improving production decisions by making engineering information easier to find, access and share across the organization. The successful four-month POC was the result of combining the right technology and information management practices as well as receptivity to change and willingness to explore new paths within the company. DEFINING THE DIGITAL OIL FIELD. The term digital oil field means different things to different people and organizations. For Marathon’s digital oilfield deployment it was decided to focus on some key aims: * Providing timely, quality information to support production critical decisions * Reducing the burden of finding necessary information * Promoting collaboration by providing the same information to users throughout the organization.

This area of the site is restricted. In order to gain access, please either Log In, or subscribe to World Oil.

Two options are available to you for creating an account.

1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.

Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.

Free Trial

2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:

  • The Archives section containing over ten years of complete magazine archives,
  • The WO DataHub's engineering tables and directories,
  • The World Oil annual forecasts, including past predictions,
  • Select World Oil technical handbooks,
  • And much, much more!


Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.

If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email



Engineering Data Tables

World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.


2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology