Sonsub introduces subsea project visualization, analysis tools

The Sonsub division of Saipem UK has developed a range of 3D visualization and dynamic analysis tools to streamline subsea project management.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- The Sonsub division of Saipem UK has developed a range of 3D visualization and dynamic analysis tools to streamline subsea project management.

Entitled Sonsub Integrated Management of Project Lifecycle (SIMPL), the recently implemented process has emphasis on continuity in all project phases – from marketing and tenders, through detailed design and offshore operations with 3D HAZID familiarization and risk assessments, to review and analysis – using the same tools to evolve the project from the virtual world to reality.

"SIMPL means that the workscope is being performed virtually at every phase so at the time of real execution there are no surprises and contingencies have been identified," says Vibor Paravic, principal engineer, head of analysis for Sonsub. "By using rapid computer visualization and analysis tools, the goal is to arrive at a workable solution to any subsea installation and construction problem as directly as possible."

11/04/2008

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