TechnipFMC & DNV GL to qualify digital twin technology

07 October 2019

TechnipFMC and DNV GL have entered into a partnership to develop the oil and gas industry’s first methodology for qualifying the integrity of digital twin technology.

The methodology aims to bring a level playing field to the sector’s varying technical definitions of, and expectations towards digital twins. It will set a benchmark for oil and gas operators, supply chain partners and regulators to establish trust in digital twin-generated data for performance and safety decision-making in projects and operations.

Digital twins, a digital representation of a physical asset and its behavior, have the potential to rapidly emerge as the foundation for asset design and operation across the oil and gas value chain. Through Digital Twins, Operators will also be able to get more insights and simulate the behavior of the asset depending on operational conditions to facilitate the decision-making.

The new methodology will be built upon DNV GL’s Recommended Practice (RP) for Technology Qualification: DNVGL-RP-A203.

The digital twin technology qualification methodology will be piloted on a subsea field development project delivered by TechnipFMC starting early 2020.