Photo: Neptune-operated Gjøa platform (Courtesy of Neptune Energy)

Neptune implements gaming tech to digitise subsea wells

Neptune Energy has deployed a data visualisation platform based on 3D gaming technology to digitise its portfolio of subsea wells in Norway.

The digital twins of Neptune’s wells were developed in collaboration with InformatiQ combining infrastructure, wells and geology data to create detailed 3D models.

The developer’s GeologiQ cloud-based software incorporates raw E&P data in 3D and 2D environments and uses 3D gaming technology to enable Neptune’s drilling and wells teams to visualise both historical and live data.

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According to Neptune, the technology will enhance drilling and production efficiency, reduce time and costs, improve well design and incorporate learnings in future operations.

“By digitalising all subsea wells within our Norwegian portfolio we have greatly improved our ability to plan interventions, monitor drilling and production operations in real-time and gain better understanding of the wells’ history”, said Thor Andre Løvoll, director of Drilling & Wells for Norway at Neprune Energy.

This data visualisation platform follows the company’s recent creation of digital twins of five of its operated offshore platforms in the Dutch, Norwegian, and the UK North Sea.

A month ago, Neptune Energy also completed a virtual reality pilot, originally developed to train astronauts travelling to the International Space Station, on its operated Gjøa platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

The technology will reduce the need for offshore travel, lower costs and associated emissions, and support safe operations, the company said.

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