Shell Teams With i-Tech 7 To Accelerate Digitalization
i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s life-of-field business unit, and Shell International E&P have entered into a collaborative technology agreement to accelerate subsea digitalization, initially for a period of 5 years from the fourth quarter of 2019.
i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit, and Shell International E&P have entered into a collaborative technology agreement to accelerate subsea digitalization, initially for a period of 5 years from the fourth quarter of 2019.
The agreement will help fast-track innovation and streamline the adoption of applied technologies in areas such as marine robotics, advanced sensing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems to address the industry’s challenges to improve safety, cost-efficiency, and sustainability.
"This partnership extends our on-going relationship with Shell for the provision of subsea life of field services," said Steve Wisely, senior vice president for i-Tech 7. "Both companies share a common vision for safe, efficient, and optimized offshore operations, and this partnership will help accelerate the development and deployment of digital asset integrity management services to support Shell’s offshore assets in the region.”
“We are delighted to extend our strong operational partnership with Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit into the area of technology development," said said Christian George, Shell's vice president of wells, deep water, and surface engineering technology. "Their mix of technology development and operational expertise across the life cycle of deepwater assets will help us accelerate the deployment of these transformational technologies.”