Over the past decade, Total has deployed several Digital Oil Field (DOF) pilot projects across a large number of assets. Building upon successful elements of earlier deployments, each subsequent project has provided valuable feedback, leading progressively to a better recognition of Total's business needs as well as to the identification of key functionalities.

The new generation of DOF platform deployed on one of the Total operated assets in Deepwater Nigeria is capitalizing on all the earlier experiences. The Nigeria application is focusing on improved production and reservoir management through implementation of a shared asset model (data management), real-time monitoring dashboards (data visualization), automated well-test validation workflow (business process), and capability to track well events (events management).

Further to the evaluation of actual benefits gained from the Nigeria deployment, this paper reviews the journey of Total's DOF implementation, evaluates its current status, and discusses its future direction. The paper shows some concrete examples of gain in production and time saving brought about using the collaborative platform provided by the DOF installation.

The paper shares the challenges faced by Total during DOF implementation, the step-wise approach it took to overcome these challenges and, finally, the key elements which led to the successful deployment in Deepwater Nigeria. It also shares insight on workflows foreseen to be implemented in the near future.

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