CHINA’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company, a subsidiary of CNOOC, was the star oil and gas performer at the Bentley Be Inspired Awards Ceremony in Singapore where the company won the BIM Advancements in Mining and Offshore Engineering for innovation driving efficiencies.
Bentley Systems Vice President Analytical Product Modelling Director Katherine Flesh said the award recognised excellence in the planning, design, structural engineering, construction, operations and commissioning of mines, mining facilities, marine and both offshore and onshore infrastructure.
The award citation was delivered by Raoul Karp, Bentley Systems Vice President Analytical Modelling Product Development, who said of the company’s creativity and initiative: “The process and innovations realise in this impressive project will create dynamic change to energy development in this high demand region. Optimising the virtues of existing technology to meet their project demands, they drove efficiencies. The efforts netted a savings of over 2000 resource hours, allowing delivery of the project two months ahead of schedule.”
Mr Yin Guangrong, Offshore Oil Engineering Company Senior Engineer, said the brief for the design, construction and installation for the turnkey operation was to expedite future exploration initiatives for oil and natural gas supply in China.
He revealed that in spite of the global downturn, there had been no slowdown in exploration in China, but CNOOC was focusing on driving down costs and efficiencies in the world’s second biggest oil consumer, after the United States.
Offshore Engineering Company was one of 51 finalists from an initial 400 nominations in more than 50 countries which was narrowed down to 17 category winners and six Special Recognition Awards.
The company built two new wellhead platforms and one central platform for $11 billion. Using Bentley’s SACS and Moses products enabled the development of a Fixed Offshore Structure Design Tool that helped smooth project development, increased efficiencies by 30% and saves thousands of hours of labour time.