Petrofac deploys SmartPlant Enterprise solutions to improve efficiencies in execution of engineering projects while producing improved deliverables
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 25, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the oil & gas production and processing industry has chosen Intergraph SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to support productivity goals across the execution chain for major international projects.
SmartPlant Enterprise technology is able to add value in terms of improved design quality on projects, and support a competitive edge in today's market place.
Enhanced productivity with improved quality of deliverables is one of the benefits Petrofac will be able to leverage by using Intergraph's solutions. Petrofac also acknowledges the trend of some Owner Operators to standardize on Intergraph software.
The decision to work more closely with Intergraph and to enter into a long-term contract was taken by Petrofac recently. It now has SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant P&ID and SmartPlant Review alongside its existing portfolio of tools.
In its fourth decade of operations, Petrofac executes major projects in the oil & gas industry around the world, having a proven track record and has delivered impressive results, particularly in projects in the Middle East, North Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Intergraph's integrated solutions provide advanced design-, construction-, materials- and engineering data management capabilities for the creation-, operation-, maintenance- and Project Lifecycle Management (cPLM) of process, power, marine &offshore projects. The software's life-cycle data management functionality will support Petrofac's ability to achieve a smoother handover to Owner Operators and make it easier for owner operators to maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.
Commenting on the software, Petrofac's Vice President, Operational Excellence, Stephen Major said: "It was an important decision for us to include Smart Plant Enterprise from Intergraph in our engineering tools portfolio. We are confident that this will augment our delivery ability and allow us to service the requirements of our customers with up to date and progressive software platforms."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president, said, "Intergraph looks forward to being a strong and reliable partner for Petrofac. We continue to work hard on supplying our customers with the best knowledge-based and rules-driven technologies to improve safety, quality and productivity. This gives our ever-increasing customer base around the world in the process, power, offshore and marine industries the competitive edge they need."
SmartPlant 3D is the world's first and only next-generation 3D plant design solution, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that is focused on rules, relationships, and automation. It provides all the capabilities needed to design a plant, and then keep it as-built throughout its life cycle. This innovative Intergraph solution captures new and existing engineering knowledge so that it can be saved and reused in the future, which is key to success in today's competitive global economy. SmartPlant 3D is the most advanced and productive 3D plant design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing safety, quality, and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Companies using SmartPlant 3D typically report a 30 percent improvement in overall engineering design productivity.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."
Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil & gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world's leading integrated, independent and national oil & gas companies. Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
The group delivers services through two divisions: Engineering, Construction, Operations & Maintenance (ECOM - comprising Onshore Engineering & Construction, Offshore Projects & Operations, Offshore Capital Projects and Engineering & Consulting Services) and Integrated Energy Services (IES). Through these divisions Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects. Petrofac's range of services meets its customers' needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.
With around 17,200 employees, Petrofac operates out of seven strategically located operational centres, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur and a further 24 offices worldwide. The predominant focus of Petrofac's business is on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), the Middle East and Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Asia Pacific region.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions, including ERDAS technologies, to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.
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