Offshore Oil and Gas digitalisation software provider and systems integrator, Eigen, has built an app that provides access to real time information for Oil and Gas platform managers and operatives, using wearable devices. For more information see the IDTechEx report on wearable sensors.
Working in partnership with Lundin Norway, Eigen has deployed technology to enable the Digital Worker to gain immediate access to critical data, using an app or by wearing a headset with a visor interface. This provides offshore workers with easy and fast access to operational information in one place.
Using special image processing technology or by quickly entering search terms, users access information and use the system to automatically identify and display information related to the equipment including:
- Live performance data
- Equipment parameters such as manufacturer or current spare part inventory
- Maintenance history and future plans
- Any alerts or alarms that have been generated recently
The new wearable and app technology is built on Eigen's 'Ingenuity' platform - a smart layer that provides contextual linking on top of existing systems. This new digital capability increases operational efficiency by eliminating time spent understanding status and allows engineers to focus on important tasks.
Commenting from Eigen, Murray Callander, CEO, said, "This new technology solution enables Digital Working offshore, making critical information available in real-time to those who need to use it. The technology is a prime example of our approach of rapid evolution of operational capability enabled with Industry 4.0 technologies. The Ingenuity platfrom enables the speed of innovation and solutions required to rapidly evolve and deliver new capabilities. This demonstrates the value of our platform technology, combined with an approach to making incremental investment based on business cases that deliver value at each step."
The implementation will be trialled shortly on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The configuration of Ingenuity was developed to run on Android based wearables (within just three weeks) and will be available on the App Store imminently.
It will be used to engage with field-users and use direct feedback, evolving even more valuable refinements. The technology will go into full production from June.
Eigen is an expert in oil and gas real-time systems. It helps industrial companies remove direct and consequential waste arising from management of co-ordination, scheduling and reporting in production, operations and maintenance activities.
It enables this by releasing information, adding meaning, monitoring the outcome and making this accessible, by providing Packaged Software, Systems Integration, Run Support and Custom Enhancement.
Eigen works with specialist software supplied by Eigen, Aspentech, OSIsoft, ABB, Honeywell, Emmerson, IBM and others (including in-house developed applications). It has decades of experience enabling the connection and translation of information between systems.
As of 2018 Eigen has offices in Aberdeen, Leatherhead and Baku and supplies the oil and gas industry in UK, Norway and Azerbaijan.
For more information
Eigen - www.eigen.co
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0044 (0) 7950 129954
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Learn more at the next leading event on the topic: Wearable Europe 2019 on 10 - 11 Apr 2019 at Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany hosted by IDTechEx.