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

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.

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