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Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO, DNV GL - Oil & Gas oices (continued from page 20) ing along quite quickly in digitalizing our services and turning mountains of date in to actionable intelligence vulnerabilities. Looking at the digitization trend in its offerings to the market. At the same time, we are help- is no easy trick. Tørstad said that one of the key things practical form, Tørstad discusses how DNV GL uses ing our customers in their development toward digita- happening now is an increase in technology that en- digitization to assist its clients conduct and maintain lization,” said Tørstad. ables systems to speak to one another. risk assessments for the life of a project or asset. “Where there used to be different sets of data unable “First, it is not magic,” said Tørstad. “We all do

A Digital Future to work together, there are now more possibilities to quantitative risk assessments or safety cases to evalu-

DNV GL has been on the cutting edge in driving the combine data, which offers completely new opportu- ate a project’s risks up front. That’s part of the design digitization revolution in maritime and energy sectors, nities,” she said. “We see a lot of activity in the digiti- phase, and what usually happens in these industries is and today Tørstad sees companies in the energy sector zation of onshore assets, optimizing the performance that the evaluations are produced for the design stage embracing digital solution as a means to reduce costs. of wells and speci? c support elements like safety man- as a paper report and put on the shelf.” “There is an emphasis on cost reductions; companies agement.” With digitization, though, this static report and col- still keep many projects on the drawing board, but are Creating system and data harmony can go a long lector of dust can take on a dynamic and useful pur- ? nding digitalization as one of the key ways to drive way toward closing cyber security holes as well, and pose, updated and deployed to change as the project the costs down,” she said. in tandem DNV GL today offers a complete toolbox changes.

With rapidly increasing amounts of data available, of risk assessment tools to help identify and mitigate “When you come into the operational stage and need

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