Digital transformation plays a vital role in the development of today's oil and gas engineering. The introduction and continuous improvement of technologies make it possible to optimally utilise the potential of fields and increase the efficiency of hydrocarbon production.
On 18-20 October, Perm hosted the V International Scientific and Practical Conference, "Innovations for Improving the Efficiency of Oil and Gas Asset Support", organised by LUKOIL-Engineering LLC. Representatives of the industry and their partners gathered to exchange experience and discuss new solutions. Particular attention was paid to domestic developments.
This year, the topics of the presentations included risk management, production forecasting techniques, the use of robots and neural networks, and the creation of digital twins of fields. Within the section "Increasing the efficiency of digital innovation implementation in field development", Aleksandr Krokhalev, Director for Digital Transformation of Oil & Gas Companies at ITPS, shared his experience in implementing digital twins based on the domestic AVIST Oil&Gas solution. The expert presented the projects that are under implementation and noted that ITPS distinguishes for itself the following approaches to import substitution: search for domestic analogues in the market, partial and complete localisation of foreign products, and investment in in-house developments. The proposed solution models the entire production chain. It allows for increasing the efficiency of production management based on the field potential by calculating the optimal technological mode and automating the existing processes.
"ITPS has a proven track record of successful application of domestic solutions. We focus on integrated modelling tools and, in general, on digital solutions that enable more efficient use of field data in the work of oil and gas production companies. The projects we are currently implementing include a pilot project phase. Based on the problem, process understanding and user experience, we adapt our in-house import-independent solution AVIST Oil&Gas to customer requirements and implement it in real production activities", pointed out Aleksandr Krokhalev, Director for Digital Transformation of Oil & Gas Companies at ITPS.