Statoil has awarded Norwegian companies Geodata and Systems in Motion (SIM) a visualization and digital modeling contract for its $8 billion Snohvit LNG-development in the Barents Sea. The onshore part of the digital model will span the subsea, seabed installations, production platform and pipelines. Onshore, the LNG plant on Melkoya and the transport route of LNG carriers will also be realized.
Statoil visualization project manger Bjoern Saether said, ‘Statoil’s Geo2000 field simulator has demonstrated the use of visualization technologies to optimize learning and user interaction. Now we are implementing this in an operational setting on Snoehvit. 3D visualization improves communication and provides a common understanding of challenges, aiding problem solving.’
The visualization technologies will link to Statoil’s corporate databases. Geodata is developing GIS-aware links leveraging ESRI technology – including the use of real-time 3D graphics visualization in operations.
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