"Transformation are hard and digital ones much harder…"

Digital transformation has been on the agenda of all organizations for many years across Oil and Gas industry. It has proven that digital transformation can bring various benefits to day-to-day operations and cost reduction.

In this paper, we will explore the impact of «digital transformation of simple things» on cost savings opportunities in operations. Data in this paper are based on the successful real cases of KPO's* digital projects implementation, which resulted in minimization of paper-intensive processes, and maximization of automated workflows.

This paper primarily focused on simple things (projects) transformation such as streamlining document management, enhancing business processes, warehouses management, and office environment.

General approach based on the KPO's Roadmap. The Roadmap consisted of detailed digital opportunities for basic transformations that linked with organization's principles such as agile philosophy (managing projects and teams for transformation of basic day- to-day activities that allowed "eliminating redundant" processes, continually providing feedback, learning and reacting quickly to change), sustainable development, and others. Processes in the Roadmap focused in the simple things changes (transformation) which are based on real digital cases.

*Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) - is a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell (29.25%), Eni (29.25%), Chevron (18%), LUKOIL (13.5%) and KazMunaiGas (10%). KPO oversees the expansion and development of the Karachaganak field – one of the world's largest oil and gas condensate fields. Located in northwest Kazakhstan it covers an area of over 280 square kilometres and holds estimated hydrocarbons initially in place (HIIP) of 9 billion barrels of condensate and 48 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas, with estimated gross reserves of over 2.4 billion barrels of condensate and 16 tcf of gas.

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