The oil & gas industry and especially integrated operations, depends heavily on reliable and robust information technology (IT). Systems and components are increasingly "software intensive" and interconnected. However, at the moment IT is often not reliable enough, resulting in serious risks for production continuity and safety. To manage these risks, the oil & gas industry needs to mature its IT reliability, supported by guidelines that are developed in the "GOICT" joint industry research project, initiated by DNV. So far, this project has identified a number of critical areas, summarized in this publication, that need to be addressed to improve IT reliability for integrated operations.

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