Aker Solutions to develop digital twin for Wintershall’s Nova field
Aker Solutions has been appointed by Wintershall AS to build a complete digital replica of the Nova production system to enable data driven engineering, production and maintenance decisions, the company said in its release.
Through two separate agreements, Aker Solutions will provide both a fully interactive digital replica of the integrated production system as well as undertake a study to enable live data streaming and condition monitoring of the subsea equipment.
The digital twin will become an advanced replacement to traditional paper-based handbooks and equipment documentation, ensuring that all relevant engineering data is held centrally in a single, interactive and searchable solution. It will be built on a cloud-based architecture capable of processing live data and ensuring that vital engineering information is kept up to date at all times.
The connected study to enable live data streaming from the subsea production equipment will be instrumental in driving forward real time subsea condition monitoring, production optimization and predictive maintenance for the field.
Nova was discovered in 2012 and is situated in the Quadrant 35 area in the Norwegian North Sea. Aker Solutions was awarded the contract to deliver the subsea production system for the field in early 2018.