Neptune Energy utilizes Digital Twins, a technology able to save time and money and reduce carbon emissions, on five of its operated offshore platforms in the Dutch, Norwegian, and UK North Sea, according to a statement.
The Digital Twins technology will allow about 90 site inspections per year to be carried out from onshore, accelerating work schedules, reducing costs, and cutting carbon emissions associated with offshore travel. The technology was created for Neptune Energy’s K9-A, L5-D, and F3-B platforms in the Netherlands, Gjøa in Norway, and Cygnus in the UK Southern North Sea.
By incorporating the Digital Twins technology, engineers and integrity specialists will be able to complete an estimated 4,100 hours of work from onshore locations, saving time and money on flying offshore. Per the statement, the most recent digital twins were developed in collaboration with Eserv, a leading UK-based 3D technology specialist, as part of Neptune Energy’s investments in the digitalization of its operated assets.
Commenting on Neptune Energy’s Digital Twins incorporation, the Company’s VP Operations Europe, Pete Jones, stated: “Using exciting 3D technologies such as digital twins demonstrates how we and the wider industry can increase productivity while reducing operational costs and the overall carbon footprint of traditional upstream production operations.”