McDermott’s Digital Efforts Highlighted in American Oil & Gas Reporter
Digital workflows are key to moving project management from sequential to parallel activities, and to enabling project teams to readily draw on data from previously designed, built and installed facilities to give operators certainty on project costs and timelines, based on real-world information
McDermott’s efforts on project lifecyle management (PLM) and creating a digital twin of the as-built facility under its Gemini XD application was featured in the June issue of American Oil & Gas Reporter.
The article titled: “Digital Technologies Enable New Project Design, Management Capabilities,” was written by Vaseem Khan, McDermott Global Vice President of Engineering. The American Oil & Gas Reporter is an independent industrial trade publication that also serves as the official publication for 29 oil and gas associations.
McDermott’s digital twin is based on its Gemini XD software platform, which is named after the twin constellation and NASA’s Gemini space program, the precursor to the Apollo program.
“Effectively leveraged on an enterprise level, the cloud-based platform enables all design processes to be fully digitized and standardized, driving down costs by eliminating legacy systems and simplifying work processes within a single, integrated engineering platform that is applicable across all global locations and at every stage of a facility’s life cycle,” Khan said in the article. He adds that in conjunction with the new digital platform, “the application functions as the single “source of truth,” and is the basis for creating a digital twin of an “as-designed”or “as-built” subsea architecture.
The entire article can be read at this link