In a globally distributed oil and gas organization, transformation of business processes, adoption of digital oilfield technology and developing competencies of staff presents a significant challenge. Variations in culture, working practices, partial definitions of what constitutes ‘best practice’, and achieving sustainable change and creating an environment for continued change presents a complex picture for transformation delivery.

The Morphix Company and BP's Field of the Future Flagship have been working together for the past 7 years to adopt methods for business transformation based on a centralised repository of reference models. These are being used to support specific transformation projects in the areas of base management, well planning and construction, and other functions making use of digital oilfield technology.

The iterative development of centralised reference models, their management, and implementation will be discussed, specifically addressing how best practice is being captured, how reference models are evolved, how reference models are used in specific transformation projects, and how location specific implementations are handled in regional business units.

RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS
  • It is possible to maintain and develop a centralised repository of business processes as part of an architecture for managing best practices, and use this to accelerate transformation delivery to regions

  • Ongoing management, iterative development and extensibility of models is required

  • Business process reference models are useful for both digital oilfield technology requirements specification and transformation delivery

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