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AVEVA World Magazine 2015 #2

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In addition to its local engineering team, the project involves suppliers in several countries, all supplying data that must be controlled and managed. Saipem, which is delivering the platform jacket in 2015, is performing the engineering work in London and construction in Sardinia. Once the jacket is in place, EMAS will begin laying pipelines between the Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg platforms. A jack-up drilling rig from Maersk will arrive at the field and begin drilling four wells. Because the topsides itself will still be under construction while the drilling campaign begins, schedule adherence is vital, so there is a premium on well coordinated design to avoid any rework delays. Once again, the engineering work will take place in London while three of the platform's modules – the deck, the process module, and the flare module – will be built in Singapore by SMOE. The living quarters module will be built by Apply Leirvik in Stord. During 2016, the platform's main modules will be transported to the field and lifted onto the jacket. The power cable will then be laid from Edvard Grieg and an accommodation flotel transported to the field for the tie-in and completion phase. Finding that the modules and jacket do not fit accurately is not an option, so the design teams from each company must work together closely to deliver top-quality, accurate deliverables to the fabrication sites. Ensuring that all the necessary information is verified and accurate is vital to achieving right-first-time construction. AVEVA NET, which powers the Progressive Handover solution, enables this by ensuring that information is consistent and is validated against predefined criteria. Engineers can know, not only how up to date information is, but also how much they can trust it; discrepancies are highlighted, while any design already released for fabrication requires explicit approval of any proposed modifications. Towards the end of 2016 everything will be ready for production start-up on Ivar Aasen. From Ivar Aasen, partly processed oil & gas will be sent to the Edvard Grieg platform where it will be further processed. Oil will then be exported via the Grane pipeline to the Sture terminal, while gas will be sent to the St Fergus terminal in Scotland. With the help of AVEVA's Progressive Handover solution, Det norske will have made the leap from being an exploration company to becoming an oil producer; a rare success story in an industry in which junior companies usually sell on their rights to a large producer as soon as a significant discovery is made in one of their concessions. Instead, Det norske has reinvented itself, and is likely to be propelled towards other opportunities following the success of Ivar Aasen. They will have gained valuable new experience and developed the necessary internal infrastructure required for future production opportunities. And, better yet, they will have future-proofed their new asset before operation has even started. This is a long-sighted strategy that, managed properly, will pay dividends and set an example to others. About VisioNova VisioNova's goal is to assist facility owners to reduce life cycle costs by setting requirements for life cycle information, establishing these requirements with their contractors and suppliers, and making the information available throughout a facility's entire life cycle. [ ] For more information, see www.visionova.no. About Det norske Det norske is a fully-fledged E&P company with exploration, development and production activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. It is the operator of the producing Alvheim field and for the Ivar Aasen field development. In addition, the company is a partner in the Johan Sverdrup field. Det norske has an active exploration programme on the Norwegian shelf and an ambitious strategy for growth. The company's headquarters are in Trondheim, with branch offices in Stavanger, Oslo and Harstad. Det norske is listed on the Oslo Børs with the ticker 'DETNOR'. For more information, see www.detnor.no/en/.

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