Aker Solutions to produce digital twin of Nova subsea production system
Wintershall AS has appointed Aker Solutions to build a complete digital replica of the Nova production system to enable data-driven engineering, production, and maintenance decisions.
Discovered in 2012, Nova is in the Quadrant 35 area in the Norwegian North Sea. Aker Solutions was awarded the contract to deliver the subsea production system for the field in early 2018.
Through two separate agreements, the company will provide both a fully interactive digital replica of the integrated production system as well as undertake a study to enable live data streaming and condition monitoring of the subsea equipment.
Thedigital twin will become an advanced replacement to traditional paper-based handbooks and equipment documentation, ensuring that all relevant engineering data is held centrally in a single, interactive and searchable solution. The company said it will be built on a cloud-based architecture capable of processing live data and ensuring that engineering information is always kept up to date.
The connected study to enable live data streaming from the subsea production equipment will be instrumental in driving forward real-time subsea condition monitoring, production optimization, and predictive maintenance for the field.