Independent oil and gas producer Azule Energy has selected industrial software company AVEVA as its new digital partner, with the firm tasked with improving efficiency and productivity across Azule’s Angolan assets through the deployment of state-of-the-art technology.
According to Peter Harriman, COO of Azule Energy, “We have signed a strategic contract with AVEVA to digitally transform our operations for optimized productivity, efficiency and safety. This partnership will enable Azule Energy to achieve our goal of establishing a world-class operation.”
As per the terms of the partnership, AVEVA will utilize its cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and digital twin technologies to reduce costs, improve safety and enhance production across Azule’s projects. With this technology, Azule Energy will be able to reduce the searching time for key asset information; improve maintenance planning; reduce offshore trips and visits; enhance team collaboration; while facilitating remote operations.
“The move to AVEVA SaaS will empower Azule Energy to innovate and remotely collaborate across teams regarding their Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) assets. The vessels are located a long distance offshore, which represents a significant challenge to operations. Using data-led insights, Azule’s team will be able to breakdown silos and deepen collaboration between onshore and FPSO teams, using their combined insight to streamline processes and accelerate delivery,” commented Caspar Herzberg, CEO of AVEVA.
AVEVA will focus on Azule Energy’s existing operations, deploying its Asset Information Management, Information Standards Manager and Assai Cloud for Operations technology for the company’s two FPSO units – located in Block 18 and Block 31, respectively. Thereafter, software company will utilize its technologies to improve the productivity of Azule Energy’s strong pipeline of new projects. “AVEVA’s industry leading visualization technology will further enable Azule Energy to deliver faster and at scale. AVEVA is the only provider to supply a fully integrated solution that can be developed quickly and reliably. Together we are committed to providing secure, lower carbon energy to support Angola’s sustainable development,” Herzberg added.