BP Oman has won the prestigious BIM Advancements in Asset Performance of Utilities and Industrial Facilities category in Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards program. The announcement was made during Bentley’s annual Year in Infrastructure Conference, held in Singapore last month. The Khazzan Project in Oman is one of BP’s seven major projects in 2017, and started its production in September 2017. BP Oman was selected as a finalist from more than 400 nominations of projects around the world, and as the winner out of the three finalists in its category.
BP Oman has created a Central Information Store (CIS) to manage and maintain information needed for operations, including all documents, tags, associated metadata and 3D model visualization. It identified the Bentley solution, as it enables seamless migration of all this information from the project CIS, that is supporting the capital project process, to the operations CIS in an efficient way to support safe and reliable operations. With safety at the heart of all operations, BP ensures it continuously maintains the integrity of operational information.
BP is leveraging its many years of experience using Bentley’s AssetWise for engineering content management. The solution is deployed in projects around the world, and BP Oman is the first operating company to deploy AssetWise to support operations. The CIS supports the BP operations in Oman and its support offices, as well as certain third parties with whom they contract work.
The CIS maintains the integrity of BP asset information to provide an accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive digital baseline for configuration. It shortens approval times when changes are required and ensures the latest information is always available. It also provides a master set of information that supports information sharing across both the project and operations teams.
Dave Campbell, COO and VP Operations, BP Oman, said, “I’m delighted we have received this award, which recognizes the robust and integrated information management solution we have put in place to manage and maintain the integrity of our information, in support of safe and reliable operations, at our new Khazzan facility in Oman.” He added, “We have approximately 60,000 documents and 160,000 tags, so the deployment of AssetWise gives me the assurance we have the right tool in place to manage this scale of information, and provide easy access, 24/7, for my operations team.”
Bentley’s Process Industry Marketing Director Anne-Marie Walters, said, “BP’s Khazzan project stands out for its degree of complexity, scope, and innovation in replacing handover with seamless migration of asset lifecycle information—from the design phase through construction and into operations. Using a Microsoft Azure-based cloud deployment of Bentley’s AssetWise, the project team delivered information integrity to support a safe, reliable, and efficient operation throughout the life of their assets.”
Andy Hunter, Operations Information Manager for BP Oman, advised: “It was essential to deliver on our mandate of implementing a fully integrated information management solution, that will ensure information integrity, in support of the Khazzan Operations Readiness Plan. The AssetWise deployment was a global first for BP Operations, and needed a ‘One Team’ approach to ensure successful delivery, which we have achieved, and winning this award is a solid endorsement that the team got it right.”