Kongsberg Digital (Kongsberg) and Shell International Exploration & Production (Shell Marine) have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital and Executive Vice President (EVP) at Kongsberg, said “We are very excited to enter into this new strategic partnership agreement with Shell International and enable the digital transformation of their Wells business unit.” Digital transformation Hege Skryseth adds, “We believe the partnership approach is a significant reason why we have successfully created tools for digital transformation that work for our customers, and that have broad application, across the industries they are in. We already have a strong relationship with Shell on energy production and look forward to replicating that model, to enable transformation of another segment.” Kongsberg Digital has, during the previous few years, put together a substantial digital roadmap for oil and gas companies, supporting digitalisation within the industry. This strategy has been founded on agile methodologies, open ecosystems, data integration and people-centric solutions. Shell deploys Kongsberg’s real-time data products Shell has utilised Kongsberg Digital’s real-time data products in its global wells portfolio for several year Shell has utilised Kongsberg Digital’s real-time data products in its global wells portfolio for several years. Now, they are undertaking a digital transformation of their wells business, with a strong need for digital solutions. Jon Crane, the Vice President of Wells Digital in Shell International, said “Shell and Kongsberg both have a long proven track record of innovations, over 100 years. We are excited to formalise our collaboration on the next generation projects in Wells IoT and Shells’ wider digital transformation.” Jon Crane adds, “Advances in cloud technology, ML delivery and visualisation techniques open up opportunities to improve operational safety and decision making. This will position both companies at the forefront of drilling and Wells’ digital journey.” Kongsberg Digital – Shell partnership agreement The agreement is to align initiatives, across the overall life cycle for Wells’ deliveries, through planning, execution and reporting, by shared visibility into each other’s roadmap, and to increase the creation of market-driven applications. The strategic partnership agreement was signed in June 2021.