Deltoid Digital Innovation Services

Driving co-innovation with our clients and partners to develop best-in-class digital solutions aimed at uncovering opportunities for operational efficiency and improvement.
Digital / Transformation / Oil and Gas

To respond to our clients’ needs of rapidly adopting innovative cloud and analytics technologies, we are introducing our Digital Products and Innovation Services. We act as reliable partners to deploy innovative solutions and contribute with O&G organizations to become more efficient, agile, and capable of responding to change.

Deltoid O&G Digital Innovation Services offers a portfolio that leverages our capabilities pivoted across the disciplines of Distributed Systems, O&G Vertical Domains, Physics-based and Data-based Analytics, and User Interface Prototyping. At Deltoid, we create digital products, tools and services for empowering automation, integrated asset management, IIoT, real-time analytics, platform and mobile initiatives in petroleum well production and artificial lift.

Our Development and Delivery Framework

We adopt fit-for-purpose lean development frameworks, which allow us to address complex problems, deal with unpredictability, and productively deliver products of the highest possible value. This is handled by dividing large projects into smaller stages, developing in an iterative and incremental way.

Through continuous delivery, our team manages to integrate development and platform operations into a unified culture and set of processes, increasing our speed to deliver applications and services. Some of our DevOps practices are: agile and proactive planning, continuous integration, delivery & deploying, automation, and monitoring of applications.

Requirements Analysis

In this phase, our team works closely with key stakeholders to discover, analyse, define and briefly document the product requirements. We use Design Thinking threads to provide our clients with the best solutions to complex problems, through interactive and dynamic designs. It consists on empathising with clients, creating prototypes, gathering user feedback, and evaluating decisions, through an iterative approach. These practices avoid delays during implementation due to significant changes resulting from misunderstood users' needs and inappropriately defined requirements. Using this approach it is very likely that the final outcome meets client expectations.


Having defined the project scope in partnership with our clients, a high-level and long-term implementation roadmap is created with specific release points. Our forecast of the project evolution over a period of time will allow us to make date commitments and plan resources, keeping in mind that the key for agile planning is to not just plan up front but continually throughout the project. By continuous planning, our team can learn from the work we’re executing. The first sprint is planned in detail at its beginning and, later on, each upcoming release is planned at its corresponding moment.

Software Design & Architecture

Once the requirements are established, the design of the deliverables are conceptualised. We strive on designing software products that end users will be able to manage in an intuitive, simple and enjoyable way. We use a combination of approaches to design and structure our solutions thus containing diversity within the digital stack.

We use a Domain Driven Design (DDD) process for unfolding petroleum domain complexity. By establishing a common and ubiquitous language related to the domain model of the project, our team often finds communication throughout the entire development life cycle to be much easier. This approach also improves flexibility. Since DDD is based on object-oriented analysis and design, nearly everything within the domain model will be modular and encapsulated, thus enabling regular and continuous changes and improvements. Through DDD, we focus on creating a product that resonates well with the audience associated with its domain, rather than emphasizing on the UI/UX.

Our solutions are also Cloud-native. Cloud computing is ideal for complex upstream operations: its multi-vendor, multi-partner environment and large volumes of data require strict security and easy sharing options.

It is well known that cloud applications are best deployed as a collection of services. Our team integrates microservices into Service-oriented architecture (SOA) based systems by employing SOA at an enterprise scope, as it exposes services through standardized interfaces between applications, and Microservices Architecture at an application scope, as it focuses on the structure and components within an application. Domain specific use cases are isolated into small, independent, and reusable services that communicate over well-defined APIs. This architecture enables scalability and efficiency.

E&P Interoperability Compliance

Our products are also designed according to the industry best practices and international standards, for example: for petroleum production data management we use PRODML (XML-based standards). Our clients benefit when these standards are used by gaining increased interoperability and easy adoption, enabling them to effectively execute their E&P information sharing and business process integration strategies, through common data interfaces needed to ensure plug-and-play access to diverse hardware and software solutions.

Our clients can be confident that the application solution will run and integrate into their IT environments!

Implementation & Testing

Our implementation roadmap is delivered to clients with agreed upon milestones that have business-valuable features.

Our team follows a Test Driven Development (TDD) approach: tests are often written for a piece of required functionality inclusively before code implementation. The main goal of TDD is specification and not validation: it’s one way to think through the product requirements or design before writing functional code. Key benefits: high productivity achieved by narrowing focus, safer refactoring, fewer bugs, reduced time spent on rework, improved software quality, maintainable, flexible & easily extensible code, etc.

Our entire development team is responsible for executing tests, ensuring that all the requirements of the stakeholders are correctly implemented. Tests are automated, assuring consistent test coverage and reproducibility. Automating testing makes Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices possible. Tests are carefully designed and executed exhaustively in order to provide the greatest confidence, security and quality possible to our customers.


Continuous delivery

Each sprint - set period of time during which specific work must be completed (one month as maximum) - our team delivers working, integrated, tested, business-valuable features, which represent a potentially releasable product increment.

Fast response to changes

We recognizing change as a part of the process and adapt to it. Agile planning and project management techniques help our team quickly respond to changing business needs, which is especially useful for specialized software development, where the requirements are constantly changing or are difficult to fully define them at the start of the project.

Direct collaboration with our clients

It is clear to us that the best way to understand customer and user needs is by involving them early and continuously in the development process. The Product Owner - a member of our team who has the customer vision about the product - is in charge of keeping our client’s key stakeholders up to date with the challenges and outcomes. We also invite customer representatives to sprint review meetings, which are carried out at the end of each sprint. Hence, our team delights customers by providing them what they really want and by always demonstrating high transparency of the product and its progress.

Frequent testing/Product quality

Both developers and testers perform automated tests frequently from the very beginning of each sprint, detecting and fixing bugs as soon as possible. This results in improved product quality. Moreover, we regularly and continuously improve our product through sprint reviews.

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