Woodside Data Analytics

“The Pluto Plant experiences a shut down event that causes Woodside to have a production shortfall of over 2 million barrels.”


The Challenge Introduction:

The consultant company I worked with was working with Woodside to conduct an Analytics proof of concept to investigate an event that occurred on Pluto in 2013 that led to deferred production. The objectives of the Proof of Concept are to:
Demonstrate how analytics can be applied to deliver value for the company Demonstrate the functional capabilities of an analytics tool Demonstrate the application of analytics to both structured and unstructured data Use visualisation technologies to showcase analytics Show that analytics can deliver results using data in its current state Deliver results by the end of the year, using the most expedient and effective tools and techniques available

The Approach

Build a prediction of foaming events based on a rapid and agile development process and tightly defined hypothesis.
Demonstrate the theoretical value within this tightly defined scope.
Analyse how far in advance the event may have been predicted given the data supplied.

The Solution

Demonstrate that tool/approach works at scale and size the whole-of-business value
e.g. value of insights from machine learning using rigorous analysis and historical data from multiple sources

The Impact

Faster processing, reduced error, and a simplified overall experience.

Increased System Adoption

Increased Productivity

Increased System trust

The Approach

First we went to understand and exploration of the ecosystem

Creating experiences based on people by holistic site facility research to understand and optimize the operating landscape. The mission is to uncovered unmet customer needs and workflow requirements. Essential then translated key opportunities into design and business requirements for a next generation portable flow meter platform. My team were asked to design a new application for viewing reports and data from oil rig inspections for predictive analytics. Using a human centred design approach we conducted user interviews, stakeholder workshops (which then formed the basis for initial concepts), wireframes, and the look and feel of the product.

The data collected is then uploaded to inspection software that can measure defects and corrosion of assets. This information forms the basis for the report that can be exported and reviewed by the client’s internal engineers, in order to aid the decision making process of maintenance of assets.

To better understand the operating landscape of professionals involved, essential discovery research efforts in what Woodside has described as “the most involved voice of the user effort to date” for its flow products.

What is the environment they working on?

The Solution

Collaborative Design and Prototyping

The Solution

Prototyping