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In the offshore sector, there has been much talk surrounding the challenges and opportunities presented by digitalisation in the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” – Industry 4.0.

Despite the increased attention, little headway has been made in enabling operators to capitalise on the benefits. Until now. Industry 4.0, meet Topsides 4.0.  

Topsides 4.0 is a digital lifecycle approach to rotating equipment and electrical and automation systems, underpinned by secure communications. It is designed to enable digital project management and manufacturing, virtual testing and commissioning, and delivery of an intelligent "digital twin" of a topsides facility, which can be used by operators for decision-making support and asset optimisation.

This webinar, hosted by Oil & Gas IQ and Siemens, will provide a deep dive into the foundation of Topsides 4.0 as a new business approach and a working case study of how it was applied by Aker BP to on the Ivar Aasen platform in the North Sea.

In this webinar you will see:  

  • The digital twins concept in an offshore context
  • Concrete examples of how Topsides 4.0 can shorten project development cycles
  • Tangible statistics that show how this system can help reduce CAPEX and OPEX 


Elgonda la Grange is Director for Digital Solutions in Dresser Rand, a Siemens company. In this role she is responsible for life cycle digitalization solutions for offshore Oil and Gas production, drawing on the capabilities of Dresser Rand and the broader Siemens business.

Elgonda joined Dresser Rand in January 2017. Prior to that Elgonda was the Director of Marketing and Strategy for the Advanced Solutions business in Honeywell Process Solutions, where she was responsible for defining strategy and for managing the development of their software portfolio for process and business optimization. She started her career developing dynamic process simulators for operator training and since then has held various roles in general management, business development, operations and sales, all related to value added software for the Oil and Gas industry.

Morten Ileby is today heading maintenance and support for Automation and Telecom systems on the Ivar Aasen platform.

Morten Ileby joined Aker BP (prev: Det Norske oljeselskap), back in 2012 to head up the development within Automation and Condition Monitoring for the Ivar Aasen project. He came from similar positions in Sevan Marine, Siemens and Eni where he worked with offshore projects in UK, Brazil, South Korea and Norway. He has a broad experience with more than 30 years in the Oil & Gas industry.