Agile methodology (Agile) has become a revolutionary tool that continues to help IT companies today develop innovative products that are rated high in quality and customer satisfaction. The Agile model has proved successful in reducing defects, delivering valuable results quickly, and encouraging collaboration among teams. This paper will discuss some of the basic concepts of Agile to show the value of its application in digital oilfield projects.

The Agile methodology is based on concepts that have been extensively used in the software industry. Complete principles defined in The Agile Manifesto will be discussed in detail along with the different Agile methods and processes that are typically used in some IT companies today. This paper will also strive to provide details that will help readers relate the concepts of Agile methodology to the digital oilfield processes present today. This will help organizations that are implementing digital oilfields to decide whether Agile can help make their processes run more efficiently.

The Agile model is defined by a set of 12 principles that is readily available in a document called, The Agile Manifesto. Agile concepts, such as: Sprint, Scrum, Iterative Planning sessions, User stories, Backlogs, and other practices, will be defined to provide a clearer understanding as to how the Agile process works. Along with these concepts, the Agile process will also be illustrated and detailed in order to give the reader an understanding of how a product goes through a typical Agile workflow from beginning to end. With the current shift of utilizing IT technologies to support and develop digital oilfield operations, Agile concepts will be increasingly important as it encourages constant collaboration and interaction among teams over processes and tools, figuring out responses to change over simply "following a plan", and giving importance to working results over presenting documents in meetings.

The novelty of the Agile methodology is to provide a possible solution to making IT processes more efficient and value-driven in the petroleum industry, especially in the area of digital oilfields, as it aims to increase collaboration among team members and deliver high quality results quickly.

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