Kongsberg Digital launched a new digital twin, after a successful feasibility study with Equinor. The new twin is a virtual model of unmanned production facilities for oil and gas and it allows users onshore to explore planned or existing assets offshore.
The digital twin delivers understanding of operations, behavior, maintenance, costs, performance, and much more. It is available on any digital device and recreates all the characteristics of real assets in 3D visualization.
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The results of the feasibility study with Equinor showed that dynamic simulation can further advance the digital twin. When 3D and physical models, enterprise systems, and process simulators are incorporated into the twin, the operator can use historical, real-time, and predictive data to improve workflows and specific operations throughout the asset’s lifecycle.
The digital twin can also improve design quality and processes, enhance cross-discipline collaboration, reduce project and operational risks, and limit overall environmental footprint. It will also facilitate autonomous, unmanned, and remotely operated assets for oil and gas production facilities.
A digital twin is a digital presentation of a physical object with associated processes and systems, based on continuous data collection. And these processes or systems are presented digitally. Rather than arranging for a physical test cycle, the processes can be followed easily and quickly.
It can simulate how a ship or even facility, in that case, will perform without needing to test it in the real world. This concept can also allow access to every bit of information, which is available at a glance.