Doris, Aveva, Schneider Electric partner to bring digital twin to oil & gas

July 29, 2020
The three organizations hope to bring digital twins to the sector in order to improve asset performance, increase sustainability and maximize return on capital

Doris Group, Schneider Electric and Aveva have agreed to develop a strategic partnership to deliver digital twin technology for the upstream oil and gas markets. These new solutions will support the goals of oil & gas organizations to improve asset performance, increase sustainability and maximize return on capital on projects.

The three companies will combine offerings to bring engineering capabilities, an asset lifecycle software solution and digital specialization in order to create a fully formed digital twin to serve as a backbone for improving performance for the upstream sector.

The new solution will bring new assets on stream faster through the use of cloud-enabled software that improves collaboration and increases engineering efficiencies, deliver enhanced safety, Improve traceability through a single point of accountability and enable remote operations and production assurance through a fully functional Living Digital Twin that mirrors all aspects of the operating asset.

Together, Doris, Aveva and Schneider will offer a structured digital and collaborative solution across the lifecycle of projects that will help oil & gas owner operators address its unique challenges.

"Combining our complementary expertise will go a long way to providing a powerful enabler to offer our customers embarking on their digital transformational journeys with optimized solutions throughout their assets lifecycle," said Christophe Debouvry, CEO of Doris.

"Our common aim is to support organizations on their digital journey especially in the current environment, helping them accelerate the use of digital technology, realize the value of a digital twin and also work towards a more sustainable future," said Craig Hayman, CEO Aveva. "It’s never been easier to begin a digital transformation program, as access to cloud computing, great connectivity, a merged edge and enterprise combined with analytics and machine learning, means that the ability to digitally drive productivity improvements into the industrial world is now unprecedented."

"This partnership is in line with Schneider Electric’s objectives around digitization and energy transition and we will bring our expertise in both energy and process efficiency to the industry," said Christopher Dartnell, president oil & gas and petrochemicals at Schneider. "Our goal is to support customers looking to adopt a digital twin model, by offering our experience to facilitate the overall digital transformation for our clients enable them to improve lifecycle performance and safe operations while also making their operations more sustainable."

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