INNOVATION IN OIL AND GAS
Based in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Petrofac Brownfield upgraded its existing
document management systems to gain control of all work-in-progress
documentation and achieve its strategic objective of working globally and
collaboratively. The project was designed to provide operational efficiencies for
the company, its clients, and subcontractors on projects around the world.
The two-part implementation included a document control server and work-in-progress document management. Project Wise facilitated the use of 3D models
in disparate locations, and after three months of operation, the firm was able to
reduce its engineering norms by 5 percent on deliverables. This reduction was
achieved through efficiencies in the document lifecycle.
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Hardisty Contract Tankage
Located in Alberta, Canada, the $635 million Hardisty Contract Tankage terminal
will provide services to accumulate medium- and long-term liquid crude
volumes on a fee-for-service basis. Stantec Consulting performed the detailed
engineering, including identification and evaluation of cost-saving strategies,
for 18 crude oil tanks and one diluent tank with total tankage volume of 7. 5
The scope included design and development of associated equipment, facilities
and infrastructure. Using S TAAD.Pro, AutoPLANT, and ProSteel for civil,
mechanical, and structural design enabled the firm to optimize the site layout,
system hydraulics, tank density, and cut-and-fill balance on a site that undulates
at various gradients from 2 to 10 percent. The 3D modeling featured compact
designs and interference avoidance and reduced hours spent sizing equipment.