Digitalization of front-line operations
Digitalization and simplicity are key-words in order to be competitive in a tight market where business effects like low carbon, low cost and high efficiency are must-wins.
“Digitalization is the buzzword that has been used in many directions over the past years, however, with our hands-on operational background our main objective is to digitalize front line operations. Optimizing production efficiency, has a direct value impact on all other business parameters,” explains senior consultant at Front Group, Carsten Manfred Frederiksen.
Facilitating life-cycle simulator
Front Group offers specialized digitalization and operations competence primarily for energy operations, typically bridging and facilitating digital initiatives between energy companies and vendors.
Digitalization and operational readiness basically go hand-in-hand. An example is Front Group’s facilitation of a life-cycle simulator for a client.The dynamic process simulator represented both reservoir, subsea and topside, thus enabling advanced options for testing of complex controls system software, accurate start-up studies, realistic training environment, as well as an operational hands-on tool.
Virtual commissioning is probably the simulator option with the highest return, minimizing test scope and securing a seamless startup with minimal punch carryover.
Technology alone is not enough
Nursing and optimizing CCR work environment is another digitalization example of front line operations, substituting human activities and interventions with automated and digital processes.
It is important to mention though, that digitalization is not only a matter of technology but also a cultural and mindset change. The technology is only an enabler for simplified and smarter solutions.
In any change, involvement and cooperation with end-users are key to success – their involvement generates ownership, being important for not only implementation but also technology adaptation within the organization.
Covid19 has for sure demonstrated the upside of data liberation and integrated remote operation. Remote installation, commissioning, monitoring, support, operations and collaboration, has just seen its beginning.
Front Group has the skills and experience, to support your business in the digital technology transformation.