Integrated Operations in the High North
Logo for Integrated Operations in the High North.
|Abbreviation||IOHN or IO High North|
|Legal status||Project at Det Norske Veritas (DNV)|
|Purpose||Designing, implementing and testing a Digital Platform for the next generation of Integrated Operations|
|Project Manager||Frédéric Verhelst|
|Main organ||Steering Committee|
Integrated Operations in the High North (IOHN, IO High North or IO in the High North) is a unique collaboration project that during a four-year period starting May 2008 is working on designing, implementing and testing a Digital Platform for what in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry is called the next or second generation of Integrated Operations. The work on the Digital platform is focussed on capture, transfer and integration of Real-time data from the remote production installations to the decision makers. A risk evaluation across the whole chain is also included. The platform is based on open standards and enables a higher degree of interoperability. Requirements for the digital platform come from use cases defined within the Drilling and Completion, Reservoir and Production and Operations and Maintenance domains. The platform will subsequently be demonstrated through pilots within these three domains.
This new platform is considered an important enabler for safe and sustainable operations in remote, vulnerable and hazardous areas such as the High North, but the technology is clearly also applicable in more general applications.
The IOHN project consortium consists of 23 participants, including operators, service providers, software vendors, technology providers, research institutions and universities. In addition, the Norwegian Defence Force is working with the project to resolve common infrastructural and interoperability challenges.
The project is managed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Nils Sandsmark was the project manager during the initiation and start-up phase. Frédéric Verhelst took over as project manager from the beginning of 2009.
The consortium consists of the following 22 participants (in alphabetical order):
- Integrated Operations
- Semantic Web
- ISO 15926 aka Oil and Gas Ontology, an enabler for the next or second generation of Integrated Operations by integrating data across disciplines and business domains.
- Petroleum exploration in the Arctic
- POSC Caesar Association, the custodian of ISO 15926, the Oil and Gas Ontology.
- The Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) and POSC Caesar Association (PCA) (2007-09-19). "Integrated Operations and the Oil and Gas Ontology". Retrieved 2009-05-06.
- Integrated Operations in the High North (IOHN). "Short introduction to the Integrated Operations in the High North (IOHN) project". Retrieved 2009-05-07.
- The Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) (2008-08-26). "Norway takes a leading role in next generation Integrated Operations". Retrieved 2009-05-07.
- Rigzone E&P News (2008-08-26). "Norway Takes Reign to Provide Next Generation Integrated Operations". Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- Digital Energy Journal (2008-08-27). "Norway developing next generation Integrated Operations". Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- E&P Magazine (2008-12-02). "Offshore R&D pushes the limits". Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- IOHN (2010-03-10). "List of participating companies in the IOHN project". Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- Det Norske Veritas (DNV) (2008-08-26). "DNV leads Integrated Operations development". Retrieved 2009-05-07.
- LinkedIn. "Profile of Frédéric Verhelst". Retrieved 2009-09-28.
- The Research Council of Norway (RCN). "Dependable ICT for the Energy Sector (GOICT, RCN proj.no. 183235, VERDIKT-programme)". Retrieved 2009-05-07.
- The Research Council of Norway (RCN). "Semi-autonomous control system for unmanned drilling rigs (AutoConRig, RCN proj.no. 187473, PETROMAKS-programme)". Retrieved 2009-05-07.
- Jens Ornæs (NOV). "RCN/NFR project "AutoConRig"". Retrieved 2009-07-02.
- Integrated Operations in the High North website
- W3C workshop on Semantic Web in Oil and Gas industry, Houston, December 9–10, 2008. Position papers from several participants in IOHN.
- Semantic Days 2009 conference, Stavanger, May 18–20, 2009. One session is devoted to IOHN.
- IO 09 Science and Practice conference, Trondheim, September 29–30, 2009. One session is devoted to IOHN.
- Integrated Operations in the High North—mid term report, Oil IT Journal, March 2010.