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Gazprom Neft has patented its own proprietary engineering data management system

Gazprom Neft has obtained a patent for its SUprID (СупрИД) — Engineering Data Management System (EDMS), its own proprietary digital solution. The system generates electronic models of production facilities — “digital twins” — containing engineering and technical documentation and 3D models of facilities. The SUprID EDMS currently covers Gazprom Neft’s Moscow and Omsk Refineries, and is delivering a 20% reduction in time spent on routine operations, maintenance and repairs. The economic benefit of deploying this system throughout the company’s refining facilities is expected to exceed RUB700 per year.

The digital structure of the SUprID EDMS gives specialists immediate access to engineering information on any equipment. It can be used to open diagrams and technical drawings, clarify technical parameters, and determine a location and take measurements on a three-dimensional model reflecting an actual installation exactly. This means engineering decisions can be taken without any need to visit a facility, simplifying and speeding up the work of cross-functional teams. Thanks to Big Data analysis, the SUprID EDMS helps avoid mistakes in upgrading and repairing plant equipment. Added to which, the digital system makes all technical data fully available to regulatory agencies, including Rostexnadzor, in a convenient format.

Currently available data comprises more than 660,000 technical documents covering 21,000 pieces of equipment at Gazprom Neft’s directly owned refineries in Russia. The company also plans to deploy the system at its Omsk Lubricants Plant, and at its catalyst production facility, currently under construction.

“Innovative development is, today, impossible without developing new technologies. We are constantly deploying digital systems developed by ourselves, and are always expanding our production management platform. Our solutions are making it possible to improve equipment reliability, and improve environmental friendliness and financial performance. The SUprID EDMS has proved its effectiveness under the challenging conditions of continuous production. We will continue its roll-out at other assets.”
Anatoly Cherner
Anatoly Cherner Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, Gazprom Neft
“Obtaining a patent for this new system yet again confirms the uniqueness of our company’s developments. The emergence of innovative products like these is what helps Gazprom Neft drive the trajectory of development and act as a leader for the entire industry, including in integrating digital solutions into production processes. There’s no doubt that the system will continue to develop in the face of the increasing demands of our business. Ultimately, all digital projects, in close interaction with each other, will lead to the creation of a ‘digital twin’ of the entire company. Which will lead to a paradigm shift in efficiency.”
Andrey Belevtsev
Andrey Belevtsev Chief Digital Officer, Gazprom Neft