Wintershall Dea has opened a new operations center for drilling and well in Stavanger
The new operations center for Wintershall Dea’s drilling and well operations was opened in Stavanger earlier this summer. The center will be used in connection with follow-up of drilling operations from the Transocean Norge rig that Wintershall Dea has contracted to drill 11 wells in the period 2023 to 2027. The center is set up with modern A/V technology provided by Kinly to ensure the best possible interaction solution for the centre.
“This has been an exciting project where Wintershall Dea has been forward thinking when it comes to thinking about flexibility both inside and outside the room. This has meant that we have had to create an architecture that can change as needed”, says customer manager at Kinly, Birger Isdal.
“Our goal has been to set up a center that helps in a seamless way users to be able to interact effectively in the center – and between offshore and land. We have arranged for various tasks to be carried out, both with regular participants and guests”, adds Senior Solution Designer Frode Merkesvik at Kinly.
The delivery didn’t stop there. Wintershall Dea wanted a central solution where users could easily and flexibly fill all the screens in the room with relevant content from different applications. They also wanted access to this information from their own PCs outside the operations centre. For this, they have chosen Epsis’ Enify solution for structured work and information retrieval. The solution enables users to set up fixed activities and save these for reuse and further development. Through efficient use of screen space and associated activities, everyday life is structured.
“The center will support the operational activities within drilling and wells. With its flexible and smart technology solutions, the users’ execution of good work processes is strengthened,” says René Andersen, IT manager for Wintershall Dea and owner of the new centre.
The opening took place at the office in Stavanger with representatives from the entire drilling and well environment in the company.
“We look forward to using the new center for drilling and wells. We work with many different activities and are sure that the solutions the center offers will be an important aid to gain an increased understanding of the situation and make better data-driven decisions,” says Frode Angell-Olsen, drilling operations manager for Wintershall Dea’s drilling operations for Transocean Norway.