Experts highlight the growing importance of establishing an effective information management strategy as part of the front-end loading of offshore oilfield development projects
Operator says DNV GL Recommended Practice on managing information helps to cut time spent reviewing documents for subsea projects
This key message emerged from a DNV GL-led roundtable discussion of challenges and shared insights on preparing for production on the NCS. It followed the success of the first such event in 2016.
Participants spoke of the importance of improving information management to reduce time spent reviewing documents, as operators respond globally to the need for cost containment by adopting leaner, more flexible, field development options.
These strategies are applicable globally and clearly relevant for the NCS, where there is increasing use of subsea tiebacks to existing production infrastructure, and larger numbers of new, smaller independent operators are entering the market.
One such company, DEA Norge, described at the roundtable event how implementing a DNV GL guideline on subsea documentation proved the value of information management principles that enhance trust between multiple stakeholders in a field development project.