Global CIO names Gazpromneft-Yamal’s Novoportovskoye field information modelling technology the “Best Domestic Development” at this year’s “Project of the Year” awards

A project involving the “Application of Russian information modelling technologies (BIM) in design, construction and operation at the Novoportovskoye field” has won its nomination for “Best Domestic Development” at this year’s Global CIO “Project of the Year” awards.

The Novoportovskoye field

The information model covering infrastructure at the Novoportovskoye field was developed by Gazpromneft-Yamal (operator of the Novoportovskoye field) together with engineering, IT and information specialists NEOLANT, and is a single electronic repository for engineering and financial data on every production facility at that asset, with the prototype reflecting all terrain, engineering networks, pipelines, architecture, construction, and other equipment and structures.

The Novoportovskoye field

Cameras mounted on quadcopters (unmanned helicopters with four rotors) allowing 360-degree panoramic screening ensure the continuous updating of photographic and video data on facilities under construction, with the quality and efficiency of construction ensured through the use of 6D models including not just engineering and architectural data, but also information on deadlines and finances. Finished facilities’ compliance with project documentation can be assessed through virtual tours.

The use of digital modelling in construction allows greater efficiency in management decision-making, prevents critical or emergency situations, and reduces lead times and costs of construction. Using information modelling technologies can reduce total project lead-times, from initial construction works to commissioning, by 30 to 40 percent.

Alexey Ovechkin, CEO, Gazpromneft-Yamal, commented: “Using digital technologies is a priority areas of focus in Gazprom Neft’s technological development. The technical solutions being applied at the Novoportovskoye field today are allowing us to improve the efficiency and safety of our production activities, and will be successfully applied in implementing the company’s other major projects, in the future.”

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The Novoportovskoye field is one of the most significant oil and gas condensate fields in the Yamal Peninsula currently under development. It is located some 30 kilometres from the coast of the Gulf of Ob. Recoverable C1 and C2 reserves are estimated at more than 250 million tonnes of oil and gas condensate, as well as more than 320 billion cubic metres of gas.

The “Project of the Year” competition is held by Global CIO, the official portal for IT Directors in the Russian Federation, and is supported by all of the country’s professional IT associations. More than 200 IT projects were entered in the competition in 2017. The key feature of the “Project of the Year” competition is the fact that achievements are assessed by IT directors themselves, through online voting, on the basis of a balanced methodology for project assessment, developed by industry experts and approved by the IT community.

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