Months of engineering work can be reduced to weeks. The advanced software rapidly designs and visualizes facilities as 3D models based on the design basis, a master equipment list, and a description of process flow. Engineering automation is used for rapid creation, testing, simulation, assessment and adjustment of design concepts. Different solutions can be found, according to parameters such as weight, temperature or pressure requirements and new scenarios can be rapidly trialed if these parameters change.
Rapid Comparison of Costed Scenarios
With concept cost, product, installation and life of field cost calculated, the net present value (NPV) of scenarios can easily be determined for each field development proposal. Customers can compare and review multiple scenarios at a fraction of the time and cost previously possible.
Mature Front-End Delivery
Very quickly the project can move from concept select into FEED stages. The design basis and field layout of topsides and subsea systems, including the product assessment and selection, and installation methods can be evaluated and the optimum method tested and confirmed.
A more mature and complete delivery in the front end phase reduces the number of hours required in engineering and construction phases.