Digital transformation has been proven to yield commercial success in the oil and gas industry with several reported advantages of value creation and business empowerment. The paper demonstrates the implementation of a breakthrough technology and ideology to steer rig operations in onshore locations in Abu Dhabi, by adopting unified Real Time Operations Center (RTOC) concept. The technology has enabled proactive evaluation of rig operations, integrated different stakeholders in one platform, and supported the decision-making process while providing additional opportunities for young engineers onsite.

The unified RTOC technology approach is distinguished by empowering collaboration across functional departments. It enables higher levels of coordination of daily rig operations by converging processed and unprocessed information sources such as Technological Systems, Drilling Data Management Systems, Analytics, and Geomatics. Specifically for this exercise, the approach benefits are maximized by adopting a new concept to supervise rig operations remotely. The young drilling supervisors are settled to work on rig site, while senior drilling supervisors supports them from the office. One senior drilling supervisor can support 3 rigs at a time, covering exactly all major roles and responsibilities as if he/she is available physically onsite. The wells are monitored thoroughly with RTOC's platforms, associated risks are categorized, and several analytics were performed based on real-time data. CCTV integration with 5G technology braced the concept of monitoring the risky areas at the rig site with seamless footage. The CCTV integration was a step transformation for the proof of concept.

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