CHALLENGE: Lundin Norway was looking to exploit the Brynhild oilfield in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.They wanted to reduce costs by using Shell’s existing infrastructure in the adjoining Pierce field infrastructure and appointed French engineering firm Technip to install a tie-back cable along the sea floor.
Collaboration between so many different firms meant working across multiple disciplines and languages, increasing the complexity of communications, decision-making and project management – all of which could lengthen the delivery timescale. Each company used different planning software, with Gantt charts providing the basis for project discussions.But it was almost impossible to get everyone on the same page. ”Sketches and static PowerPoint charts can’t give us timely status updates or a unified view of critical milestones and dependencies.” says Lundin’s project manager Arnljot Skogvang.
Approach: Lundin Norway turned to Xvision to develop an innovative solution to drive efficiency and reduce risk. Xvision worked closely with Lundin and the other stakeholders to create a unique solution to bring all project data – assets and activities, subsea and topside – into plain sight through an easy-to-understand visualization.
“The solution is the next generation visualization tool for project planning. It will make a big difference to project management and has the potential to offer significant cost savings.”
– Arnljot Skogvang, Company representative, Lundin Norway
Solution: The intuitive interface we created presents all project data as an animated timeline, with a customizable set of information layers. Users can navigate to a snapshot of the project for any date using a simple slider, and toggle information layer as required.
The solution spans the entire process of offshore and subsea installations, as well as marine operations
– from planning and feasibility to preparation and actual operations. It gives users a simplified view of activities being carried out offshore, together with the status of vessels, rigs and installations. Gantt charts are still an element, and used to plan activities.