Exceed Introduces Decommissioning Collaboration Tool

Exceed has launched online information management system for the offshore decommissioning market.

Exceed has invested in excess of £300,000 in the development of iVISION, an online platform which connects multi-location, multi-discipline teams and business units through one central point where information is securely stored and accessed, the company wrote.

iVISION also provides a platform for cross-company collaboration, allowing operators to work closely with contractors and third parties around the globe.

The decommissioning edition of iVISION is now being launched to the decommissioning market to address the collaboration challenges outlined by the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), Exceed said.

Martin Slowey has recently been appointed to head up Exceed’s iVISION business unit.

He said: “The OGA is proactively working with operators to drive collaboration in the planning and execution of decommissioning projects to ensure knowledge is shared, lessons are learned and the benefits of integrated planning are achieved.

“iVISION’s track record in the well management sector has proven that it effectively addresses these challenges, and in light of the OGA’s Call to Action, we believe that this multi-stakeholder platform will support efforts to collaborate like never before.

“The decommissioning edition of iVISION is the first tool of its kind in two respects. It takes users past the planning stages, through to execution and close out of a project, and is the first system available specifically for the decommissioning market. It will enable operators and contractors to share information effectively, as decommissioning steps up over the coming decades. iVISION is an enabling technology, and without it we anticipate that the industry will struggle to find an efficient, cost-effective way to collaborate.

“It also addresses learning, with visual content playing a significant part of this. Step-by-step video tutorials are included, which are filmed on location, and are used for training and planning activities. Decommissioning is still a relatively new area in the context of the oil and gas industry, and it is essential for learning to be accelerated to prioritise safe execution of operations in the most cost-effective way.”

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