BP's ISIS technology (Integrated Subsurface Information System) is changing the way BP manages reservoirs through the provision of multi-disciplinary analysis and visualisation of real-time integrated dynamic surveillance data, information and knowledge processes. The technology enables faster and integrated operational decision making, provides continuous real-time access to all digitally acquired sensor data in a well or on the platform, on a 24/7 basis, alerting users to production events which require their attention and can be acted upon. The tools developed by the ISIS Technology Program turn the vision of a real-time data pipeline into a reality by providing an innovative solution for remote visualization of information. The technology provides a robust environment for the transfer of data from the point of acquisition to the point of decision-making.

ISIS and the parallel facilities/operations project entitled D2D (data to desk) use common systems for real-time data management and visualisation. While these developments serve the distinct discipline needs of the subsurface and facilities/operations communities in terms of computational processes, there is a single collaborative system sharing technology of mutual benefit to all communities.

The ISIS system is being deployed across BP's operations as a key element of BP's FIELD OF THE FUTURE programme (1). Initial installation has been completed in seven operational assets across BP that has proven the capabilities and business benefit of the technology. Installation of the technology has been the catalyst for changing the way the field teams approach surveillance; these changes are being enhanced through use of adaptive change projects with the field teams which are changing the way BP operates its fields.

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