Equinor awarded Epsis a pilot project.
Epsis awarded a pilot project within drilling and wells entitled “From physical operating rooms to virtual operating rooms (VOR).”
The project aims at achieving equal situational awareness and interaction virtually as if working together in a physical space, and the idea is to develop an easily scalable pilot.
What does this mean?
- We are designing the “room” where the team quickly accesses all tools and information systems.
- We are setting up the “room” as a secure area where the team quickly shares information across companies and roles.
- We are enabling the “room” with functionality to facilitate dialogue on various operational tasks and questions efficiently.
The solution combines new functionality in MS Teams – Shared channels and Epsis’ product Enify. The Epsis team facilitates the setup in close collaboration with the client. Most importantly, the users’ actual needs form the basis for building the solution – with users across four companies, onshore and offshore.
We perform functionality and operational testing during the pilot to help with the potential scaling and, most importantly, to create a solution fit for the operative team.
In record time, IT teams across four companies and an innovative client at the customer have opened up to test completely new functionality.
Operating personnel can now collaborate seamlessly across companies using their own company Teams. Within the Virtual Operation Room, they can access information across many systems with a single keystroke.The combination is innovative and effective, says Jan-Erik Nordtvedt, project manager and CEO at Epsis.
The Epsis team finds this project very exciting. We are passionate about creating solutions that give operative personnel what they need to simplify their everyday work. This project is an excellent example of that, where today’s working methods have moved to a digital workplace. The time has come to harvest the value of digital platforms to support a new digital way of working.
We look forward to trying this out operationally.