Agenda - SPE Workshop: Industry 4.0 in the Oil and Gas Value Chain - 

Digitalisation will rapidly change the way we work, which will impact the entire workflow from planning and delivering wells to monitoring and controlling wells and reservoirs. We will be introducing digital tools to current human workflows, which should aim at increasing the efficiency and accuracy of plans and of monitoring activities. The current plans will have to change and address that their output may be input for advisory systems for field operating personnel or the machine, which may be highly robotic. Latest developments in automation of rigs, but also wellheads and surface facilities suggest that we may rather plan for machines as seen in industrial CAD/CAM processes. Certain activities, e.g. the production of a well in the context of a reservoir and field may be highly automated and partly even autonomous.