As-built 3D digital model unifies
data on Caspian project
Single source of information
reduces opex costs by 30%
LLC Volgogradnefteproekt, an independent design firm serv- ing the oil and gas industry in southern Russia, was recently retained to deliver an as-built 3D digital model for the seven platforms commissioned for the Vladimir Filanovsky offshore field in the Caspian Sea.
Volgogradnefteproekt implemented Bentley’s Asset Wise platform to
create a connected data environment that would support asset lifecycle
information management and provide a single source for project and
asset information from six different companies involved in designing
the oil field infrastructure. By using the digital model of the oil field
during all stages of this RUB 125 billion project, Volgogradnefteproekt
expects that the field’s annual operating costs will be reduced by 30%.
Consolidating engineering data
The Vladimir Filanovsky field is located about 50 km off the northern
shore of the Caspian Sea at depths of 7 to 11 m. Lukoil discovered the
multi-reservoir field in 2005 and put the first stage of development
into operation in 2016. As one of Russia’s largest offshore fields, the
oil-gas-condensate reservoirs hold 153.1 million tons of oil reserves
and 32. 2 billion cubic meters of gas reserves.
The field’s second stage of development involves the construction
of seven complex facilities, designed by six different companies. The
client needed a process for managing engineering and technical in-
formation at all stages of the project, from verifying that the technical
designs met project requirements, through planning construction
schedules, and managing the logistics of materials and equipment
delivery. With multiple contractors and subcontractors participating in
the project, the client also needed to produce high-quality construction
documents and monitor as-built work against the plan.
Volgogradnefteproekt was tasked with preparing 2D and 3D documentation for each of the seven platforms and consolidating the
engineering data to create a unified, as-built 3D digital model of
the field. To streamline collaboration and data management, the
project team created a single source of data that provided information mobility for the client’s multi-office design team. In addition to
the as-built data model, Volgogradnefteproekt was also responsible
for the technical design of a unit-conductor to be used for oil well
drilling and extraction.
Managing asset information
Working with a tight deadline imposed by the client and regulated
by the government of the Russian Federation, project participants
simultaneously did their design work on the various infrastructure
assets for the second stage of development of the oil field. Volgograd-
nefteproekt used Asset Wise ALIM to consolidate the engineering data
from the different contractors, each of whom were using a variety of
different engineering applications from different software vendors,
including AVEVA, Autodesk, and Bentley.
Creating the connected data environment enabled trusted information exchange among the dispersed project teams. From the collected
data, the project team built an information-rich 3D digital model of the
oil field infrastructure that corresponded with the as-built facilities.
This solution provided accurate decision-support for the engineering,
construction, operations, and maintenance teams.
Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea,
in 7-11 m ( 23-36 ft) of water, currently comprises a 15,200-ton ice-resistant
fixed platform; a living quarter module platform; a 21,000-ton central processing platform; and a riser block platform, linked by bridges. (All images
courtesy LLC Vologogradnefteproekt)