Vietsovpetro Adopts SmartMarine® 3D for Offshore Design

Scientific and engineering division at the Vietnamese oil and gas company leverages next-generation Intergraph® technology to enhance design of offshore platforms.

The Challenge

Vietsovpetro - a joint venture between Vietnam and Russia - is among the world's largest oil and gas companies. VSP's output has exceeded 200 million tons, and continues to grow. The Science Research and Design Institute (NIPI) is VSP's scientific and engineering division, and it is responsible for the design of offshore facilities for oil and gas appraisal, exploration, and production.

As the institute took on more complex offshore projects, it became apparent that NIPI needed to update its engineering design application. Among the improvements the oil and gas entity needed to achieve were:

  • Increase efficiency of design and review process for offshore platforms
  • Generate accurate, high-quality engineering deliverables
  • Improve quality of engineering data and overall productivity

The Solution

VSP and NIPI learned about Intergraph Smart™ 3D technology, featuring rule-based engineering and automation capabilities. The company decided it should adopt Smart 3D solutions to support its offshore projects, which is aligned with VSP's vision to leverage advanced technology to improve its engineering processes.

"Without a doubt, Smart 3D is the future of engineering, and we plan to apply SmartMarine® 3D for any new projects from now on," said Le Viet Dzung, deputy director in charge of engineering at NIPI. "We recognize the importance of investing in next-generation technology to address our project needs and drive continued success, and Intergraph's SmartPlant® and SmartMarine Enterprise suites of solutions will deliver great value to our business."

With SmartMarine 3D, NIPI could review and easily make any design changes for VSP's offshore platforms in a 3D environment. It was also easy for NIPI to manage and monitor the development of its design projects, with the ability to generate engineering deliverables quickly and accurately. As SmartMarine 3D is a powerful solution, NIPI could apply it to large and complex projects with ease.

VSP has also adopted other Intergraph engineering solutions, such as SmartPlant Foundation, SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant P&ID, and Intergraph CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions. VSP was confident to expand its use of Intergraph technology because of the high level of support it received from Intergraph and its local partner in Vietnam, TrueTechnology Company Limited.

"We definitely see productivity benefits in using SmartPlant and SmartMarine Enterprise solutions," Le said. "By giving our employees access to the latest technology, we can enhance their professional knowledge and improve execution of our projects."