Sub-surface technical assurance system

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Sub-surface technical assurance system

Project Description/Issue

The client is an international independent exploration company, operating in 27 countries and committed to efficient and effective exploration and production of oil and gas. As part of the clients ongoing assurance process a system was required that facilitated technical reviews of opportunities and assets, from regional plays to exploration wells, all the way through to developed assets. This technical assurance involved multiple teams, across the world.

Flare’s Approach

Flare worked with the client, adopting an agile approach to the solution. On-site workshops were held to define high-level requirements, which then formed the basis of deliverables for the pilot system. The pilot system underwent a number of iterations, where users got to see and use the system, rather than read complex specification documents.

The system used Flare’s IM Foundation Layer™ to allow the client to create a bespoke application, which delivered dashboards, metrics and data that integrated seamlessly with their own systems such as SharePoint and ESRI’s ArcGIS platform, automatically publishing content with enriched by detailed E&P specific metadata.

Benefits/Outcomes

The solution delivers role-based dashboards to specific user communities, as well as providing the ability to look over the entire portfolio to assess risks, rank opportunities and develop sub-surface management plans.

Intelligent search makes it much easier to find documents and opportunities, as well as visualise lifecycles and reviews. Publishing of documents is handled by dragging and dropping files, which results in automatic security, descriptive metadata and routing of the content to take place.

The cost of development of the system has been greatly reduced, as it was built upon Flare’s IM Foundation Layer. The agile approach also benefited the client who has been able to shape the requirements of the system without misunderstandings inherent in detailed specifications.

Plans exist to develop the suite to allow the client to assess the success levels of different opportunities, by including externally sourced information.

The client is able to leverage the underlying foundation (intelligent search, drag and drop publishing, automatic classification, metrics and dashboards) in many other areas of the business, allowing for rapid deployment of future, fully integrated information managements solutions.