Bentley Systems, Incorporated has announced that Shell’s Deepwater business has selected its digital twin approach to streamline the group's capital projects process and accelerate time to first oil.
Bentley is a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure.
With a plan to deliver several subsea tie-back projects over the next 10 years, Shell Deepwater Projects has recognized a significant opportunity to accelerate capital project delivery and cut project delivery time by implementing an integrated digital project & engineering environment.
The solution spans project conception in the early phase design through to handover.
GT Ju, General Manager Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Projects, said: "Shell Deepwater Projects is developing an integrated Workflow and Data Platform from system selection to asset handover to streamline our capital projects processes and accelerate time to first oil."
The platform is being developed in partnership with Bentley leveraging Bentley’s iTwin open, scalable Azure cloud-based platform which provides interoperability across owner and supply chain systems, he stated.
"We believe that an end-to-end platform that gives us visibility and transparency to Project and Engineering data across our portfolio will be a key driver to delivering competitive projects," he added.
Commenting on the project, Nicholas Cumins, Chief Product Officer – Bentley Systems, said “Think Big – Prove Small – Scale Fast – sums up the overall approach Shell and Bentley share in this initiative.
"Bentley’s iTwin platform is ideally suited to providing aligned, secure and visual access to project data across the supply chain and capital projects ecosystem," explained Cumins.
"Shell’s selection of Bentley’s iTwin platform validates our open approach to digital twins and underscores the ability of the platform to scale to the largest, most complex capital projects and dynamic engineering use cases," he added.-TradeArabia News Service