“It’s survival of the fittest. In a way, low oil prices are the best thing that has happened for innovation.”
Part of the operational excellence story is the ability of those on the front lines to make the most efficient decisions possible in order to get the most out of the assets under their control. Often, optimal decision-making is impaired because the tools at our disposal are not as intuitive or tailored enough to this end, or the ends of the person at the helm.
That is where “human-centred design” comes in.
In this interview, the Smarter Operations team at IQPC spoke to the Director of Technology and Innovation at Transocean to explorehow human-centered design has been used in multiple industries to reduce stress and error and how it can reduce downtime and enhance user productivity in offshore oil and gas.
They asked Dr. Gutierrez :
- How do human factors in organizational management relate to operational excellence?
- How human-centred design can help bridge the connection between safe operations and efficient operations?
- What does the future hold in terms of progression over the next few years when we’re dealing with $50 a barrel oil?
Dr. Gutierrez’ case study Modernizing your Operations with Human-Centered Designs will be discussed in more detail at the 7th Annual Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit taking place on November 7-9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Download the agenda >>