Octaga Enterprise extended for Ormen Lange, Agbami

Toolset transforms huge CAD plant models into virtual reality training and visualization systems.

Since its first trials of Octaga’s 3D virtual reality viewing system (OITJ September 2006), Shell’s Norwegian unit has been working with Octaga to support very large plant data models such as the one developed by Aker Solutions for the Ormen Lange field. The results of this collaboration have been commercialized as Octaga Enterprise, now capable of visualizing the 35 GB onshore processing plant model with over 1.5 million plant items. For the offshore end, a 50 GB Pro/ENGINEER model includes two complete templates, 16 Christmas trees and a digital terrain model of the seabed.

The same technology is now being deployed by Chevron on its Angolan Agbami floating production storage and offloading facility. Chevron has used Octaga Enterprise to visualize the 15GB CAD model, with 160,000 equipment items and to provide access to Agbami’s training material, developed by Houston-based Epic Integrated Solutions. Octaga Enterprise was further extended under Chevron’s instruction to allow for manual Avatar placement, access-way highlighting and navigation, pipeline following and linking to Power- Point presentations.

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