For the digital oilfield capabilities to be "Business as Usual" means that what is developed or selected must be deployed and used as the global standards in the daily operations of the chosen footprint of assets within our Exploration and Production operational environments. Continuous improvement of the deployment process underpins its efficiency and sustainability.

Within BP, this requires the support of a global organisation operating 150 assets which needs to have assurance that the capabilities are deployed in support of the organisation's stated aims and priorities. Within BP, successful deployment of the digital oilfield capability is embodied within our Operating Management System. Challenges in achieving this include portfolio selection, marketing, deployment, long term sustainability, and customer acceptance. These challenges all need to be addressed in the delivery of these products and capabilities as well as the business workflows they are intended to support. A problem with any one of the challenge areas can slow down or stop deployment progress towards the achievement of at scale delivery and sustainable long term use.

It is commonly stated and understood that the critical success factors underpinning capability are Organisation, People, Process, and Technology. For the type of digital oilfield "product" applications which are intended to deliver a capability to serve a well defined operational need on a large number of assets, the Organisation is often constrained by business needs and drivers while the People, Process and Technology elements can prove to be effective levers for change.

With reference to lessons learned, this paper describes how the Field of theFuture Data to Desktop (D2D) Program has evolved to use BP's organisational resources and critical success factors as levers to deliver digital real-time data enabled capabilities at scale.

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