This Paper will describe in detail the process by which a newly developed real time information system was deployed at pace and scale to the Upstream community of a major integrated oil company. The primary focus will be a case study which demonstrates how an application can be successfully deployed across a wide range of cultures in order to bring standardization to the way real time data is accessed and used to generate value.
The ISIS (Integrated Surveillance Information System) program, developed by BP, provides distinctive real time well surveillance functionality. Delivering value from this technology development depends critically on successful deployment at a global scale.
This paper describes the Deployment Model used to guide such a full scale deployment program. Important pieces of background information will be presented first, followed by a review of the model and a description of its use.
Prior to full scale deployment of the final ISIS product, early beta versions were deployed. Learnings from these early deployments provided the basis upon which the final model was built. A review of lessons from these early efforts identifies potential pit falls and defines the elements of the final Deployment Model that are critical to an effective program.
This model has been applied to deploy ISIS to more than 20 fields spread over several regions worldwide, including amongst others, the UKCS, Gulf of Mexico, and West Africa.