Applying digital technology in the upstream introduces new equipment and applications that have the potential to transform asset management and optimization processes. Technology selection, delivery, sustainment and most importantly, business integration are key factors in making effective digital technology investments and realizing their full value. Leveraging the significant experience and synergies in ExxonMobil's* Information Technology organization and downstream has been recognized as an opportunity in the upstream to facilitate quicker technology deployment and effective, efficient sustainment. Aligning with business priorities, decisions on digital technology enablers are linked with relevant upstream best practices to facilitate integration with asset management work processes.
This paper will focus on ExxonMobil's approach with leveraging our corporate infrastructure and experience to deliver targeted upstream capabilities related to facilities, process and equipment surveillance and optimization, as well as how it enables further technology applications in advanced analytics and advanced process control.