Detecting leaks in a complex subsea hydraulic system

Imagine the situation: Hydraulic fluid pressure is dropping fast; supply tank levels are also dropping. You are pretty sure there is a big leak in the system, but you have no idea where it is. Pretty soon the operation will be compromised: The pressure will be below the minimum required and you may be forced to shut down the field. It is a scary picture. Detecting leaks in a complex subsea hydraulic network is one problem where a simple inspection of process data trends does not help much. To start with, the estimation of the size of the leak depends…
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The Power of Asset Models in Real Time Operations Management

There is a lot of buzz nowadays about “Digital Twins”, and every Digitalisation Director out there is thinking they need to have a Digital Twin of their assets. It makes sense: If you have a digital representation of your assets; you can simulate, test scenarios, plan operations and visualise data within the context afforded by the twin, without having to visit or “be present” in the…
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Real Time Operations Digital Technology Trends for 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit us round about March 2020 and the Oil prices crashed, all of us working for the Oil & Gas industry panicked and prepared for the worse. In previous market downturns, budgets had been slashed and projects cancelled, but this time something quite different happened, at least in the Digitalisation space.
Using Open Source to avoid lock-in to expensive proprietary technologies

Using Open Source to avoid lock-in to expensive proprietary technologies

I've been using Apple products since 2007. Every smart phone I've had has been an iPhone but yesterday I ordered a new Android phone. I'm so fed up with shelling out around £1000 every couple of years but I've been trapped because all my music is in iTunes, all my family have iPhones and we run Macs*. Man, I hate being locked in! I wouldn't mind…
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What is Agile?

You have probably heard software developers talk about being Agile, and maybe wondered what they mean. Perhaps they do star jumps and touch their toes before breakfast, or write code while limboing under desks? Well, it’s nothing like that… read…
Wintershall Dea and Eigen sign digitalisation agreement

Wintershall Dea and Eigen sign digitalisation agreement

Offshore oil and gas digitalisation software provider and systems integrator, Eigen, and independent gas and oil company, Wintershall Dea, have signed a long term agreement for the provision of services and software licences for Eigen’s Ingenuity platform and mobile apps.…
Is your Oil field being exploited at its best?

Is your Oil field being exploited at its best?

A typical question for a Petroleum Field Manager is how well the asset is being exploited and if this exploitation is efficient and generates enough value for Operator and Partners. This article explores some answers based on our understanding of…
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The perils of diving into data lakes

Murray Callander, Eigen, UK, explains how traditional views of big data benefits in the oilfield are giving way to the rise of micro lakes, distributed twins and distributed intelligence.Looking back over the past three or four years in the oilfield,…
What makes a good datamodel?

What makes a good datamodel?

Every Digital Twin needs a data model somewhere inside it. The Data Model is the digital map of where everything is; it’s the central reference for how everything is connected; it’s the search engine for your information.
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Eigen upgrades North Sea Grieg digital status service

Digitalization software provider Eigen has started developing a new real-time context that will be added to the barrier status panel functionality at Lundin Energy Norway’s Edvard Grieg platform in the Norwegian North Sea.This will be designed to provide instant visibility…
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Stop the copy-paste craze!

If you are being tasked with creating reports for management on a daily or weekly basis, you are probably extracting real time data into Excel, adding manual figures, performing calculations (efficiency, availability, etc.) and then plotting the results.
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Data Myths: 3 – AI can untangle my data

Around 15 years ago Autonomy claimed this but it turned out to be a myth. In reality this is a really really hard problem for AI to solve. Here’s why, and then I’ll talk about some of the ways you…
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Eigen and Chrysaor initiate engineering support project

Offshore oil and gas digitalisation software provider and systems integrator, Eigen, has initiated an engineering support project with exploration and production company, Chrysaor. The partnership involves Eigen building process system monitoring, equipment performance monitoring and condition monitoring displays for Chrysaor’s…
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A two pronged approach

Gareth Davies, Eigen, UK, discusses different process methods for achieving digitisation. Several technologies have accelerated offshore productivity and performance in recent times and these have declined substantially in cost. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), remote sensing,…
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Caspian Oil & Gas data harnessed

Eigen engineers have deployed IT infrastructure, networks, systems and specialist applications for Oil & Gas operators in the Caspian since 2003. Since then, they have been supporting advanced operational technology systems in the region with numerous upgrades and systems and…
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Goliat Barrier Status Panel goes live

Offshore Oil and Gas digitalisation software provider Eigen, has rolled out a state-of-the-art Barrier Status Panel solution together with Eni Norge which has enhanced operational barrier management on the Goliat FPSO within weeks of going live. Delivered in close collaboration…
Digital Interfaces and Data Connectors | Eigen

Safety Barrier management in the Oil & Gas sectors

Improving productivity without jeopardising safety means Oil & Gas companies need much better control over uncertainty. To prevent accidents in the Oil & Gas and other industries, leaders need an accurate picture of their current and emerging risks, and their…
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A day in the life of Digital Chris

Digital Chris is a very valuable person. He’s what’s referred to as a “Barrel Chaser” he’s the trouble shooter, the ideas man, the guy that gets things done. A friend of mine runs operations for one of the larger players…
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New Tech to Help Offshore Oil & Gas Workers

New wearables and App technology to provide real-time information access for offshore oil and gas platform managers and operatives. Eigen, an offshore oil and gas digitalisation software provider and systems integrator, working in partnership with Lundin Norway has created a…
Digital Interfaces and Data Connectors | Eigen

Eigen Opens Aberdeen Office

Eigen, the Offshore Oil and Gas digitalisation software provider and systems integrator, has today opened a new office in Aberdeen. Headed up by a new Head of North Sea Sales, the new presence adds to its existing UK HQ in…

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