INNOVATION IN OIL AND GAS
Saankhya TechNeering Private Limited
Water treatment Plant for an Oil & gas Project
this project encompassed the modeling of pipe supports, structural framework,
building ducting, and cable trays to complete a water treatment plant in
Bangalore, India. Saankhya engineers used the AutoPLANT suite to perform
the detailed design, 3D modeling, and 2D detailing of the facility. Bentley
software allowed the project team to quickly identify inconsistencies between
the 2D and 3D designs, which minimized revisions and avoided delays.
Reviews during the 3D spatial environment also eliminated erection and
commissioning errors. Additionally, digital design reviews and digital documents
were used for all deliverables, which helped identify the use of natural
resources to qualify as a green project. The team easily incorporated site and
design changes using a well-defined, methodical, and collaborative approach.
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SUEZ Tractebel Engineering
LNG Terminal Snohvit
More than 3,000 people worked on this $12 billion terminal on the island of
Melkoya in the Barents Sea to create the first site in the Arctic to produce
liquid gas. Although 317 billion cubic meters of gas were discovered in the
Barents Sea in 1984, the region’s severe climate prevented any gas extraction
from occurring in the Snohvit reserve.
Because new gas extraction technology has now enabled production in the
region, the SUEZ team designed a 140-kilometer underwater pipeline using a
range of Bentley products including PlantSpace. The team created 74 piping
models, 20 equipment models, 84 structural models, 1,500 isometrics, and
30,000 tags. The pipeline transports the natural gas to Hammerfest, Norway,
where it is converted to liquid gas and stored in large tankers.