SNC-Lavalin showcases benefits of digital technologies at ADIPEC

SNC-Lavalin showcases benefits of digital technologies at ADIPEC
Published: 13 November 2018 - 1 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery

SNC-Lavalin estimates that oil and gas operators can reduce their costs by 30% across the design-build-operate lifecycle of oil and gas projects.

At ADIPEC 2018, the company showcases 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 Tuesday, 13 November, Simon Evans, director, Digital Engineering, SNC-Lavalin will discuss ‘Digital Transformation in Downstream Operations’, and on Thursday, 15 November, Dr Sachi Maiti, director, Global Technology Taskforce, SNC-Lavalin, will present ‘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% 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 $179mn from $214mn 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 $94mn.

“With the potential to reduce CAPEX and OPEX by up to 30%, SNC-Lavalin Oil & 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 2 oil field surface facilities in Iraq, and commissioning management support services for the Al-Zour Refinery in Kuwait.

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