Together the three vendors will offer a new digital twin technology that promises to improve performance in the upstream sector.
Earlier this month, Schneider Electric, DORIS Group and AVEVA announced a new strategic partnership to deliver digital twin technology for the upstream oil and gas markets.
Schneider Electric specializes in energy management and automation. DORIS is a global engineering and project management company in the energy industry. And AVEVA specializes in engineering and industrial software. Together the three will offer a new solution that promises to improve performance in the upstream sector.
“Leaders driving the next wave of transformation are moving quickly and that’s why this partnership with Schneider Electric and DORIS Group is so opportune,” Craig Hayman, CEO AVEVA, said in a press release. “Our common aim is to support organizations on their digital journey especially in the current environment, helping them accelerate the use of digital technology, realize the value of a digital twin and also work towards a more sustainable future. It’s never been easier to begin a digital transformation program, as access to cloud computing, great connectivity, a merged edge and enterprise combined with analytics and machine learning, means that the ability to digitally drive productivity improvements into the industrial world is now unprecedented.”
The offering will combine the group’s engineering capabilities, an asset lifecycle software solution and digital specialization. The digital twin technology solution will support the goals of oil and gas organizations to improve asset performance, increase sustainability and maximize return on capital on projects.
“DORIS Group is excited to be strategically partnering with Schneider Electric and AVEVA in this unique venture which will allow us to accelerate the building out of our digital transformation strategy,” Christophe Debouvry, CEO of DORIS Group, said in the release. “Combining our complementary expertise will go a long way to providing a powerful enabler to offer our customers embarking on their digital transformational journeys with optimized solutions throughout their assets lifecycle.”
The solution is designed to bring new assets on stream faster through the use of cloud-enabled software that improves collaboration and increases engineering efficiencies. It also promises to deliver enhanced safety, improve traceability through a single point of accountability, and enable remote operations and production assurance through fully functional digital twin technology that mirrors all aspects of the operating asset.
“This partnership is in line with Schneider Electric’s objectives around Digitization and Energy Transition and we will bring our expertise in both energy and process efficiency to the industry,” Christopher Dartnell, President Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals at Schneider Electric, said in the release. “Our goal is to support customers looking to adopt a digital twin model, by offering our experience to facilitate the overall digital transformation for our clients, enable them to improve lifecycle performance and safe operations while also making their operations more sustainable.”