Cross company collaboration without multiple point-to-point connections

About

A network operating independently from other networks, including the internet, enabling actors on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to do cost effective cross company collaboration without having to establish multiple point-to-point connections

Has a track record of performance since 1998. Today, more than 140 registered companies are using the SOIL network for collaboration. 

Due to increasing comments and inputs from core stakeholders, raising questions about SOIL’s relevance and value, it has been decided that the SOIL Business Case should be re-evaluated. The Business Case was concluded in 2019, with the following recommendations: 

  • Most of the stakeholders’ opinion was that SOIL is not needed as a complementary service to the internet
  • The Business Case was not able to identify a clear benefit supporting further delivery of the service
✓  Decommissioning
✓  Development
✓  Exploration
✓  Operations
✕  Pre-award

Information from
Norwegian Oil and Gas

SOIL – End of life by end of Q2 2022 

Due to increasing comments and inputs from core stakeholders, raising questions about SOIL’s relevance and value, it was in 2018, in cooperation with the SOIL Reference Group, decided that the SOIL Business Case should be re-evaluated, with input from key stakeholders.

The Business Case was concluded in 2019 with the following recommendations:

  • The majority of stakeholders’ opinion was that SOIL is not needed as a complementary service to Internet
  • The Business Case was not able to identify a clear benefit supporting further delivery of the service

SOIL end of life by end of Q2 2022 was presented to Digital Forum in May 2020, and the plan was unanimously approved.

What do you need to do now?

  • Analyze your company’s current SOIL usage and create plan to phase-out SOIL by end of Q2 2022
  • Terminate your SOIL agreement with your SOIL Service Provider (SSP) to be aligned with your phase-out plan

If you have any questions, please contact your SOIL Service Provider (SSP).


Benefits

Serves as a communication platform for delivering services used by the Norwegian petroleum sector, including applications like License2Share, Diskos and others

A communication platform for delivering services that are in common use by the Norwegian petroleum sector, including applications like License2Share, Diskos and others.

The network has a track record of performance and high availability that extends back to 1998.

More than 140 registered companies are using the SOIL network for collaboration.


SOIL Access Policy

Access policy

Operators

Participants which are operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and appearing on the Norwegian Petroleums Directorate’s Fact Pages will be granted access at a capacity of up to 10 GB per second if correspondingly equipped, through agreement with SSP(s). Norwegian Oil and Gas reserves the rights to assign a lower capacity to any operator for whom such lower capacity covers its anticipated reasonable requirement.  

Non-operating license partners

Participants which are partners in at least one Norwegian production license for petroleum, and appearing on Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s FactPages will be granted access to SOIL at a capacity of up to 1 Giga bit per second. Norwegian Oil and Gas reserves the right to grant access at another capacity with due consideration to the Participant’s and anticipated requirements.  

Suppliers and institutions

Participants which have a relevant business relationship with an operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf may be granted access to SOIL. Access for such Participants will require an endorsement from at least one operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and a positive assessment by Norwegian Oil and Gas of the Participant’s relevance and suitability for SOIL access. Participants in this category will be required to provide information on the nature and duration of their business engagement, which justify their participation in SOIL, and to periodically update or reconfirm such information. Participants in this category will generally be granted access at a capacity of up to 1 Giga bit per second. Norwegian OIl and Gas reserves the right to grant access at another capacity with due consideration to the Participant’s SSP agreement and anticipated requirements.  


How to get access

Steps

Step 1: Request access to service

If your company is new to Norwegian Oil and Gas, please complete the onboarding form.

When the onboarding form has been submitted, you will be contacted by the User Organisation Administrator from Norwegian Oil and Gas.  

If your company is already subscribing to one or more of Norwegian Oil and Gas’ services, please contact your company’s Contract Administrator towards Norwegian Oil and Gas, who will then log on to the self-care portal and request access to the service. If you don’t know who your organisation’s Contract Administrator is, please contact Norwegian Oil and Gas User Organisation Administrator: signup@collabor8.no.

Step 2: Choose SOIL Service provider

The SOIL user community (Participants) connects to the SOIL network via one or more Norwegian Oil and Gas approved SOIL Service Providers. The Service Providers have a similar role in SOIL network as Internet Service Providers have on the Internet, but where the SOIL Service Providers also provide additional security services, including a mandatory SOIL firewall service.  

Please read the Guide – Establishing Access to SOIL. Next, send a quotation to relevant SOIL Service Providers, where Norwegian Oil and Gas recommends using the standard Word template Request template – SOIL Access Service

Help and support

Support

For technical support, contact your chosen SOIL Service Provider, see below.

Cegal
servicedesk@cegal.com
+47 52 04 00 00 

EVRY
servicedesk.stavanger@evry.com
+47 23 26 13 72 

Speedcast Norway AS
stavanger.admin@speedcast.com
+47 51 22 20 00 

Jakob Hatteland Solutionservicedesk@hatteland.com
+47 810 20 060 

RigNet
customercare@rig.net
+47 800 41 660 

Telenor Maritime
helpdesk@telenormaritime.com
+47 917 77 755

For other issues
operations@norog.no
+47 959 88 438

Service

Alexander Tungesvik
SOIL Service Responsible