How Are Oil and Gas Firms Approaching Digital Investment, Implementation? Leveraging new digital technology, Equinor recently opened two onshore support centers in Norway. All of the firm’s operated fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf will be managed from onshore facilities by 2021. Digital technologies have become an integral part of capital budgets for oil and gas operators. This fact is driven home by a recent survey in which 9 in 10 executives from the industry in the US and abroad said they plan to increase spending on digital tools over the next 2 years.