Aveva unveils innovations as Schneider deal unravels

Total E&P’s Viztool. Shell’s handover standard. ‘Hyperbubble’ laserscan solution. E3D in the cloud.

The 320 customer delegates at the 2015 Aveva World Summit held recently in Dubai heard Aveva CEO Richard Longdon provide an overview of the proposed acquisition of the Schneider Electric software business and the ‘exciting’ synergies that would result. The deal unraveled shortly afterwards (see page 8).

Back at the Summit, Total E&P Norge presented ‘Viztool,’ an engineering data visualization and information management system developed for the North Sea Martin Linge field. Viztool components include Prodom, Total’s Documentum based document management system and Aveva Net.

Shell announced the Owner Operators Forum that is setting out to ‘define and prioritize information standards requirements for industry and the standards bodies,’ with a special mention for its own Capital facilities information hand over specification (CFIHOS – Oil IT September 2013).

Aveva CTO Dave Wheeldon introduced new products in the engineering software house’s line up. Aveva’s latest laser scanning solution now includes ‘Hyperbubble,’ that connects individual scans in a 3D rendering of the whole site. The latest release of Everything3DTM now allows scan data to be included in the 3D model, ‘giving context to combined greenfield and brownfield environments.’ Now production drawings can blend laser data and modelled information. Aveva Experience was also announced, a free cloud-based training resource. Registered users will get hands-on access to E3D running in the cloud. The show also saw the formal launch of Aveva’s Engage decision support application, demoed on an 84-inch, 4K Microsoft Surface touch screen.

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