Neptune Energy has announced the development of new ‘digital twins’ of two platforms in the Dutch North Sea, which will accelerate work schedules and reduce costs and environmental impacts by enabling engineers to work onshore. They will also support the planning of Neptune’s major Carbon Capture and Storage project in the L10 area.
A leading UK-based 3D technology specialist, Eserv, is creating digitised versions of the L10-A complex’s drilling and production platforms where the large-scale offshore CCS project is planned.
It follows the development of five digital twins of Neptune-operated platforms in the UK, Norway and elsewhere in the Dutch sector. This will enable engineers and integrity specialists to carry out an estimated 4,100 hours of work from onshore locations, improving efficiency and cutting carbon emissions associated with offshore travel.
“These two new additions will allow us to maximise those benefits while also expanding the use of ‘digital twins’ beyond our traditional E&P activities. We believe their implementation can help accelerate our drive to repurpose existing facilities to deliver large-scale CCS facilities,” said Kaveh Pourteymour, Chief Information Officer, Neptune Energy.Click below to share this article