Objectives/Scope:

This study presents change management key enablers to successful workflow conceptualization, automation and implementation portraying two digital oil field (DOF) process workflow blueprints as case studies. To achieve good performance, workflows are necessary to execute efficient processes that integrate people, processes and technology to support results.

Methods, Procedures, Process:

This case study shows change management procedures for successful adoption in the DOF. It includes the definition of enablers that lead to improved process efficiency. This includes workflow development and process reengineering from conceptualization to implementation. The procedure integrates process knowledge, cross-organizational collaboration, awareness and ownership as key enablers to successful adoption and execution.

Results, Observations and Conclusions:

Results and observations: The benefits of change management enablers in the DOF workflow cases are portrayed in terms of improved efficiency and performance measurement through the integration of knowledge management, process waste elimination, task automation and visualization. In one case study, non-value activities were discarded from implementation. This led to results with significantly reduced processing time. In another case study, the workflow execution led to performance improvement in equipment availability and design selection, minimizing waiting time and rework.

Conclusions:

Change management leads to successful process workflow development and execution. Further added value is achieved when change management implementation is aligned with objectives.

Novel/Additive Information:

This paper provides a valuable insight to applied case studies of DOF change management implementation. Here, the reader is walked through change management enablers to highlight the procedures for workflow conceptualization, development and implementation leading to success.

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