Kongsberg’s bespoke SiteCom development for BP

Well advisor program gets new dashboards following post-Macondo technology upgrade.

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies is to develop a suite of ‘decision-support consoles’ for BP’s well construction teams. The project is a component of BP’s multi-million dollar ‘Well advisor’ program that sets out to integrate real-time data with best practices and expertise in well construction. Well advisor is being developed by BP’s Global wells organization (GWO) which was set up in Q4 2010, inter alia, to implement the findings of the Bly Report into the Macondo blowout.

Well advisor was touched on by BP recently in a wide ranging top level presentation of the company’s new strategy. Building its new drilling knowledge base has involved the hire of a ‘renowned’ well control expert, six blow-out preventer specialists and a new ‘operated by others’ team to poach, sorry, ‘attract expertise’ from other operators. BP has also brought in quality assurance skills from aerospace and has ‘recruited from the armed forces.’ The new consoles will be based on Kongsberg’s Discovery Web platform, a component of its SiteCom suite. Kongsberg has strengthened its development team significantly in support of the project.

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