Installation of a fiber optic cable between Newfoundland and offshore installations on the Grand Banks has enabled implementation of digital technologies which can improve safety, reliability, and profitability of offshore operations. An overview of the fiber optic infrastructure and recently established Onshore Support & Control Center (OSCC) is presented along with technical, organizational, and operational considerations for its design. To date, use of the OSCC has improved operator training, allowed shifting of offshore roles to onshore, and enhanced support of and collaboration with offshore operations. In order to implement future digital technology opportunities and capture additional benefits, a digital roadmap has been developed along with associated organizational changes to manage implementation.

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