The barriers for implementing an Intelligent Energy (IE) Solution can vary from asset to asset. To complicate matters further, the challenges are extremely diverse ranging from organizational to technical. Quantifying the challenges requires discovering the gaps between the asset’s current state and the state required for the solution. Leadership commitment, effective workflow modeling, data quality and user’s behavioral change are examples of the kinds of gaps that could result in a delayed or potentially failed implementation.

A key component is to identify the gaps early enough to ensure the asset has the time to allocate resources and close the gaps prior to deploying the solution. The potential exists that once the asset truly understands the time, effort and resources required the business case may no longer justify the implementation for that asset. While this may appear to be a negative it actually results in the ability to improve business decisions.

To ensure a successful IE Solution Deployment and understand the true business value, processes to uncover and address the gaps between the asset’s current state and the state required for the solution is critical. In an effort to tackle the IE Solution implementation challenges, Chevron’s Upstream Workflow Transformation Team has developed processes to identify and address the barriers. These processes have been piloted and adopted as standards for implementing IE Solutions.

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