One project, four players, one common interface
Bjørn Rosland, Lead Planner, Statoil
In February 2005, the Norwegian government approved Norway’s largest oil and gas operator Statoil’s plans for a conversion of its three platforms, A, B and C, on the Statfjord fi eld in the North Sea. The idea is to prolong the production life for this field in order to recover remaining oil and gas reserves. The project has been named Statfjord late-life, and is a labour-intensive project with many players, which places stringent demands on project management.
In addition to being Statoil’s fi rst late-life project, this is also a pioneer project in another sense. For the fi rst time, a developer and all contractors involved are using Safran to manage their activities for their common project. For lead planner Bjørn Rosland at Statoil, having a copy of the different databases in our local separate database, is a great advantage: “First of all, this means that we are able to communicate effortlessly and share project information across our common interface. Secondly, through Safran we can engage in discussions and problem solving in a manner that we only dreamed of before. But most importantly, we can now be confi dent that our contractors are using a reliable project management tool that we understand.”