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SNC Lavalin to showcase benefits of digital tech at Adipec

ABU DHABI, November 11, 2018

SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s leading engineering, design and project management companies, estimates that oil and gas operators can reduce their costs by 30 per cent across the design-build-operate lifecycle of oil and gas projects.
At Adipec 2018 this week, the company intends to showcase its end-to-end solutions across the value chain from consulting and engineering to project delivery, completions and commissioning, asset integrity, and maintenance and operations. 
Through live demonstrations, experts will explain how immersive technology is transforming the oil and gas sector with live, in-booth demonstrations on how the company has reduced cost and schedule and improved productivity and safety for its customers. Experts will also discuss structural integrity, safety management and other upstream onshore, offshore and downstream refining and petrochemical advancements.
SNC-Lavalin will also feature in the Adipec Technical Programme. On November 13, Simon Evans, director, digital engineering, will discuss Digital Transformation in Downstream Operations, and on November 15, Dr Sachi Maiti, director, global technology taskforce, will speak on 'Investment Planning for an Integrated Refining and Petrochemical Complex to Optimise Risk and Profit'. 
Two of the many examples showcased include virtual reality and augmented reality for design and operational reviews, allowing customers to see and analyse their facility prior to construction. This improves efficiency, simplifies decision-making and reduces costs. 
Through a multi-user platform, the technology is also used to facilitate and enrich global collaboration by bringing together project and client teams from around the world simultaneously into a 3D virtual environment using virtual avatars, enabling on-screen, instantaneous design planning and amendments. 
Another example is SNC Lavalin’s spares optimisation solution, which enabled a 50 per cent reduction in spares inventory for a major oil and gas operator’s range of assets. For one basin alone, this equated to a potential savings of $179 million from $214 million operational spares inventory, including opex savings, lower labour costs, and reduced capex spending on unnecessary stock. To date, the client has confirmed savings of over $94 million, the company said.
“With the potential to reduce capex and opex by up to 30 per cent, SNC-Lavalin Oil and Gas is improving the way we work for our customers, by streamlining work processes and leveraging our data to drive insight. Digital is a key enabler of our success, but it is our experts and changing culture that are driving the change. As one of the largest contractors in the Middle East region, we look forward to sharing the engineering, project delivery and operational advancements we have implemented for our customers,” said Maggie Seeliger, senior vice president, strategy and marketing, Oil and Gas, SNC-Lavalin.
SNC Lavalin has about 15,000 employees in the Middle East and has operated in the region for more than 50 years, with recent awards including the engineering, design and delivery of an advanced topping refinery in the UAE, a greenfield chlor-alkali PVC plant in Oman, project support services for West Qurna Phase Two oilfield surface facilities in Iraq, and commissioning management support services for the Al-Zour Refinery in Kuwait. - TradeArabia News Service

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