Partners Set Out to Drive Subsea Digitalization
A five-year partnership agreement between Subsea 7 company i-Tech Services and Leidos will aim to develop and apply digital technologies to drive efficiency of operations and competitive advantage in the offshore oil and gas sector.
Through the partnership, the companies say they will be able to to increase efficiencies in life of field capabilities by providing clients with greater insights into operations through the field lifecycle through digitalization.
This relationship will leverage Leidos’s multi-sector expertise in digitalization and enable i-Tech Services to significantly automate manual processes, reduce operating costs and utilize innovative technologies and capabilities to further differentiate i-Tech Services’ offerings, the partners said.
“This is an exciting partnership that will allow us to uncover the many future benefits of digitalization throughout the life of the field,” said Steve Wisely, Senior Vice President, i-Tech Services. “We look forward to collaborating with Leidos to deliver a technology development plan that utilizes big data, digitalization and artificial intelligence to allow clients to harvest greater insight for early decision making ensuring focused and cost effective management of the field by reducing OPEX.”
“The partnership has already identified and initiated the first two development phases, which will see a focus on data acquisition, processing, analytical insight and data visualization of i-Tech Services’ integrity, inspection and survey services,” Wisely added.
Neil Walton, VP & Managing Director, Civil, Defense and Health, Leidos UK, said, “The oil and gas sector is under significant pressure to optimize production and deliver services as efficiently as possible and this is a clear example of how Leidos can help transform performance by releasing the value held in data to deliver improved insight for i-Tech Services.”