Implementing digital technology in the oilfield introduces non-traditional technology, equipment and applications to our oil & gas operations. The long term success and sustainability requires the ability to support this technology effectively and efficiently. ExxonMobil* has a global, standard IT infrastructure. ExxonMobil's downstream has implemented a global, standard advanced control architecture and deployed a suite of applications to optimize various aspects of these operations. Leveraging this experience, infrastructure design and support structure has been recognized as a significant opportunity in the upstream to facilitate quicker deployment and benefits realization, and leverage proven support models. This paper shares ExxonMobil's approach with leveraging our existing corporate IT and advanced control technology foundation, experience and support models for upstream deployment of advanced digital technology.

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