The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the way we work, and also promoted further change that will affect how we work in the future. Some companies might be scared that the new working order is decreasing productivity and performance of their employees. However, Repsol Sinopec recently published an article claiming the exact opposite, namely that remote working has increased performance and cooperation across the company.
Our decision support tool for control room operators, Kairos, is now undergoing pilot testing with live data from two production platforms offshore UK and DK. The pilot testing has been ongoing since mid February.
In April we will be hosting a conference on alarm handling and control room solutions for NFEA. This year's conference will provide an awareness around isses with the design process of control rooms and alarm systems. It will utilise current standards and best practises, as well as user experiences. Presentations will be held by industry people from both land based and offshore production, and the program will cover:
This week NFEA's Levetidskonferansen 2018 was held at Eldor offices in Stavanger. We had the pleasure to listen to a lot of great presenters including a couple from Eldor. Jørund Sæten was representing AkerBP with his presentation on Lifetime Extension of Safety Systems on Valhall and Ula, while Torbjørn Rørtvedt and Gisle Ersdal where presenting better ways to optimise cost during life time extension projects. The conference ended with an interesting panel debate hosted by Managing Director of Eldor Technology, Bjarne André Asheim about on who will own lifecycle management going forward and how technology will impact the need for future upgrades.
This week, the 16th and 17th of October, Eldor was the host of a conference on Human Factors in Control, in association with Sintef, at our offices in Stavanger. The theme of the conference was "Methods and models for successful digitalisation."
As a part of the development of AlarmTracker, the Reference User Group (RUG) was challenged to develop an onshore scenario. Yara immediately responded by inviting Eldor to their Ammonia plant in Porsgrunn. With many interesting cases to choose among, the AlarmTracker developers was invited to a tour around the plant in order to better understand the complexity of producing Ammonia.