Aker Yards ASA, Langsten
Delivering the World’s Biggest and Most Advanced Seismic vessel on time
Shipyard Aker yards AS, Langsten has delivered the world’s biggest and most
advanced seismic vessel on schedule. Aker Yards completed the new flagship
Ramform Sovereign for Petroleum Geo-Services. A third-generation Ramform,
it is a step forward in seismic acquisition capability. This complex project
required a flexible and accurate tool for an exact pipe layout design to fit all
equipment inside the hull.
The team used a customization of AutoPLANT Piping for accurate fittings
according to yard standard pipe specifications. This included best-practice
ship pipe fabrication components, penetration pieces, and special connectors.
The challenge was to get details correct, place equipment, and weave the
pipe between the steel. The project required more than 3,400 prefab isometric
drawings delivered to the client in 22 months.
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Khursaniyah, Qatif, and Manifa Water Injection System
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
AMcDE sought to maintain oil reservoir pressure and increase oil recovery
from an existing reservoir by injecting water back into the reservoir to
increase pressure and stimulate production. The greatest challenge for this
Saudi Arabian firm was meeting a compressed schedule as a result of the high
demand for crude oil and the hike in oil prices. A secondary challenge was
connecting design disciplines in various locations.
The team achieved this by using Bentley’s collaboration technology with project
administrators controlling all deliverables. Bentley’s rich security features
enabled error-free and on-time project deliverables. Built-in communication
tools enhanced interaction among project teams, and Project Wise allowed
for proper monitoring and control by prohibiting unauthorized access to the
project’s 15,000 to 20,000 drawings and documents.