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Digital Facilities Engineering – No Document Left Behind

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

The modern oil patch has become digital as well as physical. The deployment of a wide array of sensors, smart machines and process control systems has created a digital version of the physical oil & gas producing platform. The challenge and the opportunity is now what do we do with all this data.

The Facilities engineering, design and construction world is no different than operations and production engineering an additionally brings thousands, if not tens of thousands, of documents, drawings and models to the information intensity of this digital mirror world. Information from this digital ecosystem is essential to design the right platform, construct the facility according to specifications and regulations, and the turn over to operations a plant ready to meet production and safety expectations. With current pressure on the cost of constructing a major capital project, the effective use of data could be a significant opportunity for more reliable and efficient operations.

The challenge of managing this collection of digital information begins with collection, curation and management of change. The formal turnover to operations phase may be the end of the construction team’s responsibility, but the full lifecycle of digital asset information is the more appropriate scope for an information management solution. Leaving no relevant information (or documents) left behind will help to create holistic asset management solutions for these major investment projects.

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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits


Jim Crompton