Organization: LLC Volgogradnefteproekt
Location: Astrakhan, Astrakhan Region, Russia
• Prepare 2D and 3D documentation for the construction of
seven facilities within the Vladimir Filanovsky gas and oil
field in the Caspian Sea.
• Create an as-built digital model for asset lifecycle information management, consolidating engineering data from
contractors who used disparate applications.
• Design a unit-conductor that conforms to Russian Federation standards.
AECOsim Building Designer, Asset Wise ALIM, Bentley Raceway and Cable Management, MicroStation, Bentley Navigator,
Navigator Mobile, OpenPlant Modeler, Project Wise, Promis.e,
ProSteel, ProStructures, STAAD
• Bentley’s asset information management application was
used for trusted information exchange and 3D digital engineering modeling.
• Asset Wise leveraged a connected data environment to
facilitate interoperability of multiple data sources from various file formats.
• Increasing the quality and accessibility of its asset information will reduce human error and industrial disasters.
• Bentley solutions decreased project costs by enabling met
deadlines and reducing rework.
• Search and data exchange time was cut by 30 and 70%,
respectively; document coordination increased 25%.
Above: The risk of human errors and industrial accidents that could
endanger workers during construction was reduced as a result of the accessibility to operational information.
Below: Bentley Navigator was used to review and share 3D models for the
seven platforms commissioned for the Vladimir Filanovsky offshore field
in the Caspian Sea.
Volgogradnefteproekt also used Bentley design applications for
the unit-conductor. Engineers from multiple disciplines exchanged
data seamlessly using AECOsim Building Designer, Bentley Raceway
and Cable Management, OpenPlant Modeler, ProSteel, Promis.e, and
other Bentley applications. The software provided access to Russian
databases of equipment, codes, and standards, helping designers
meet the Russian government’s technical standards.
The connected data environment allowed team members to ex-
change information and collaborate effectively with access to a central
source of trusted data, regardless of their location. The team used
i-models to provide an information-rich view of the design for the client,
improve the workflow, and offer a reliable way to capture feedback.
Time and cost benefits
Bentley applications contributed to lower project delivery costs
by helping Volgogradnefteproekt meet tight deadlines for construction and startup. The team not only completed the project in less
time but also delivered higher quality documentation. The accurate
construction documents resulted in further savings as contractors
performed less rework.
During operations startup, the accuracy and completeness of the
asset information model ensured the integrity of the project’s as-
built documentation. Commissioning, turnover, and authorization
documentation are expected to be similarly accurate and trustworthy.
Once operations are underway, the owner will use intelligent data
from the connected data environment to schedule maintenance, solve
problems, and repair and replace equipment over time.
The ongoing use of Asset Wise ALIM as the data source will deliver
a 30% reduction in information search time, a 70% reduction in data
exchange time, and a 25% increase in document coordination ef ficiency.
Using the 3D digital model from design through construction and
commissioning to operations and maintenance is expected to reduce
construction costs and annual operations costs for the field by 30%.
With ongoing access to operational information, the owner also
expects to reduce the risk of human errors and industrial accidents
that could jeopardize the health and welfare of workers and the marine
environment. Encouraged by the positive results achieved on this
project, the owner plans to implement the AssetWise platform on
future field development projects to attain similar goals for information asset management and documentation quality. •
Anne-Marie Walters joined Bentley in 2004 as a global market-
ing director. In this capacity she is responsible for the marketing
and positioning of Bentley’s solutions and products that address
the needs of the Process, Power, and Enterprise arena. Ms. Wal-
ters, who is a chartered chemical engineer, represents Bentley on
the board of the Construction Industry Institute and is also heav-
ily engaged in the activities of FIATECH. She sat on the board
of the Engineering Contractors and Constructors Association
between 2005 and 2010 and was the Chair in 2009. In addition,
she is a founding member of the Process Industries STEP Consortium (PISTEP)
committee and has served on the boards of CIMsteel and the United Kingdom’s chap-
ter of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI). She is frequently a guest
speaker at industry events sponsored by these and other organizations.
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