Offshore Operators Choose Intergraph® 3D Engineering Solution

Press
Thursday, April 26, 2012
3D Imaging on Rig: Image credit Intergraph

GDF SUEZ E&P UK chooses Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise suite for their use in North Sea oil, gas field

The information management solutions suite will provide GDF SUEZ with a long-term fully integrated system for engineering and operations.

GDF SUEZ E&P UK, a growing competitor in the United Kingdom North Sea oil and gas production sector, has recently adopted the full Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering suite, including SmartMarine® 3D.

The information management, plant operations, electrical, instrumentation, and 3D design solutions will be used in operations on the Cygnus gas field, a major GDF SUEZ E&P development project, which sanction is targeted mid-2012. The Cygnus gas field is situated over U.K. Continental Shelf blocks 44/12a and 44/11a. The appraisal drilling performed since 2006 has proven the Cygnus field to be one of the most significant gas discoveries in the Southern North Sea in the last 30 years.

GDF SUEZ E&P UK identified the requirement for an integrated enterprise engineering solution to initially support operations and maintenance, but with the future capability for supporting the design and construction phases on future projects. Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise solution suite aligns with this vision. The solution will provide GDF SUEZ E&P UK with a fully integrated engineering information management system for engineering and operations.

The deal comprises the full Intergraph suite, including SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO) Core/Project Execution/Operating Plant solutions, Validation, Transformation and Loading (VTL), SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant P&ID, SmartMarine 3D and SmartPlant Construction to assist the work of design engineers, construction planners, operations and maintenance personnel.

“GDF SUEZ E&P UK recognizes the importance of information management and has selected Intergraph as the supplier for our engineering information management system for assets in the U.K. North Sea,” said Derek Pullem, facilities engineering manager, GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd. “We anticipate the integrated design system will deliver benefits in safety, quality and productivity throughout the life of these assets.”

The technology will enable the company to manage high-quality deliverables, reduce costs in drawing generation, reduce project schedules and minimize the time spent securing correct and complete information.

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, “The collaboration with GDF SUEZ E&P highlights the increasing importance companies place on innovation and technology development from early in the project and on solutions aiming at the entire project life cycle. This partnership reinforces Intergraph’s strong position in the U.K. offshore sector and the growing adoption of our SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators and SmartMarine 3D solutions worldwide.”

 

 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Cashman Continues to Expand US Northeast Barge Fleet

Cashman Equipment Corp. announced the continuing expansion of its U.S. Northeast barge and crane fleet for the marine construction market.   Over the past year,

IMO Forum Aims to Rebuild Somalia's Maritime Sector

A three-day Stakeholders Forum will be held April 27-29 to review draft guidelines for the establishment of a Somalia Maritime Administration, coordinated and funded

AAPA Elects Quinn as Chairman of the Board

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) elected Jim Quinn, president and CEO of New Brunswick, Canada’s Port Saint John, to serve as the international

Offshore

Intelligent Fender System Completes Offshore Trial

Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announced the completion of the world’s first Intelligent Fender System (IFS) trial with energy companies SSE and RWE at Suffolk-based wind farm,

Maritime Tension Dominates Southeast Asia Summit

Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines

JSMEA Offers Access to Japan’s Offshore Suppliers

New website and brochure provide a comprehensive list of Japanese suppliers to the offshore industry The Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA)

Energy

BHGI-designed ATB Unit Under Construction

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) informs it is currently completing the detail design phase of a 399’ x 74’ x 30’ 80,000 BBL double hull oil tank barge and a 120’

Maritime Tension Dominates Southeast Asia Summit

Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines

Lagos Port Drags on Africa's Top Economy

Ruling party reforms improved Apapa port; shippers still face delays and corruption. The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa's biggest economy imports,

Electronics

Northrop Grumman Navigation Systems for Canadian Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has been selected to design and supply gyrocompass navigation systems for 12  Kingston Class coastal

HMS Prince of Wales Bridge Sets Sail

The bridge section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier set sail today from Glasgow on its first sea voyage to Rosyth.   Upper Block 07 is where

Huat Retires as Non-Ex Dir. of ST Engineering

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the retirement of Mr Quek Poh Huat as non-executive Director of the Company at its Annual General Meeting on 23 April 2015.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1617 sec (6 req/sec)