In fact, the company's collaboration with TechnipFMC back in 2019, resulted to this initiative pilot which develops the oil and gas industry’s first methodology for qualifying the integrity of digital twin technology, which is now being opened to the wider industry.

Technology decision-makers in our sector will increasingly offer support to the use of digital twins when they see the technology provide consistent, accurate information which brings tangible value against the investment needed. Our work with TechnipFMC and other partners through this new pilot aims to provide the industry benchmark to qualifying that a digital twin will perform as intended.

....said Liv A. Hovem, CEO, DNV GL - Oil & Gas.

Through the program, DNV GL goals to further develop and test a methodology for the qualification of digital twins to assure their dependability and value, aiming ultimately to encourage wider adoption of the technology in the oil and gas sector.

Our methodology is a process of providing evidence that a digital twin will provide valid information, predict system performance within well-defined limits and to a stated level of confidence over time. Following our process, you should have a twin that creates value, and that you can trust.

...said Kjell Eriksson, Vice President, Digital Partnering, DNV GL - Oil & Gas.

Concluding, DNV GL’s methodology will focus on the fact that many digital twins, some created at the point of construction or completion of a new asset, represent an asset’s initial form and struggle to reflect developments in their physical counterparts as the asset matures.