Grenland Group, Norway

Grenland Group Chooses SmartPlant Enterprise to Maximize Offshore Production

Integrating huge amount of data in tight timeframe

grenland customer story Grenland Group needed to be able to deliver all engineering and manufacturing information for the Low Pressure Modification Project at the Oseberg field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The project involved two offshore platforms connected by a bridge.

Owned and operated by StatoilHydro, the Norwegian oil and gas company, the enormous and complex Oseberg field modification effort required 170,000 engineering labor hours. The project deadline was also extremely tight.

Grenland's new integrated design engineering system had to deliver information as clash-free 3D models and structural, piping, equipment, support and raceway modeling elements, as well as structural assembly and manufacturing drawings, all the way down to the cutting details.

"SmartPlant Enterprise is essential to achieving our goal," said Terje Ørbeck, CAD manager and 3D coordinator at Grenland Group. The major requirements influencing the company's selection of SmartPlant Enterprise, and SmartPlant Foundation in particular, included the following:

  • Modern system architecture that can be built upon for the future
  • An "easy to learn" user interface with modern graphics
  • A serious supplier with depth of experience in the plant design market
  • A local, knowledgeable support team with sufficient resources to follow through.

"Intelligent tools on a common platform are feeding the main information into a single data source," said Ørbeck. "That means you get control of your design and can achieve your project goal on time and within budget."

Grenland chose the SmartPlant Enterprise suite, including SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant P&ID, and SmartPlant Instrumentation.

"SmartPlant Enterprise has proven to us that this will work. It's intuitive and easy to learn," said Ørbeck. "This is a really big plus for Grenland."

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