Eigen's approach to digital twin relies on our long track record building shared models for oil and gas operations
A digital twin is a model of a real world asset; a representation of often incredibly complex oil and gas systems subject to the laws of physics.
At Eigen, we build digital twins for oil and gas operators to help improve safety, optimise production and drive operational efficiencies.
No out-of-the-box digital twin solution exists for complex oil and gas operational systems
Designing a digital twin of a complete operational oil and gas system that generates billions of data points a day would take years – and it would likely be wrong.
All you need to know about digital twins
At Eigen we build simple, straightforward solutions – even for complex digital twins.
Oil and gas experience
- We have more than fifteen years, designing and building data models of oil and gas operations; these form the bedrock of the digital twin.
- We operate within the ecosystem of specialist oil and gas technology provides and act as the glue, integrating data from multiple sources to build fully-functioning digital twins.
- Our engineering background means we offer practical, real-world solutions based on deep knowhow and experience.
Smart technology choices
- At Eigen we build digital twins for our clients in Ingenuity, based on the leading graph database opensource technology, Neo4j.
- In line with Eigen’s open approach, Ingenuity is fully cloud native, meaning it can be deployed on your premises or in the cloud and is backed by the latest continuous integration/continuous deployment processes.
- Ingenuity provides advanced visualisation of data from multiple sources, performs powerful online calculations so users can create virtual data series on-the-fly and build their own reports and dashboards.
How we work
- Today’s digital twin technology brings advantages of flexibility in design. No need to define schema containers in advance and tackle the whole system.
- We work in a modular way side-by-side withour clients, using an iterative, progressive method, to get a design right.
- Rather than tackle the whole system, we take a specific use-case and configure our technologies to solve it; we then move to the next use-case. In this way, we help clients payback their investments in digital twin technology fast.
Miles is an Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics graduate, with 5 years experience in developing advanced visualisation solutions for Eigen's most demanding Oil & Gas customers. His abstract thinking training serves him well in transforming equipment and tag lists into the Neo4j graph model at the heart of Eigen Ingenuity's digital twin.
“I love to deliver working solutions to our customers. I particularly enjoyed developing the python script that automatically verifies all blowdown events. The python plug-in provides so much power to automate workflows!”
Digital twins that increase control and minimise interventions
Eigen’s digital twin technology helps clients manage their operations more safely, efficiently and reliably – and helps avoid making costly mistakes.
Digital twins: a myth buster
6.6% improvement in Efficiency through quick access to information
Improvement in efficiency through quick access to information
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Automated Blowdown Verification
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Infinite possibilities thanks to graph database technology
More digital solutions from Eigen
At Eigen, we focus on designing, building and deploying innovative digital solutions that protect and create as much value as possible for our clients.
Eigen products for Digital Twin
Imagine if you could combine a Digital Twin of your information with search functionality like Google, powerful visualisation tools like PI Vision and Power BI and the ease of doing analysis in Excel.
That’s Eigen Ingenuity.
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At Eigen, we have been developing Digital Twins to support the solution of the most complex digitalisation problems in Oil & Gas, since 2015. Our digital twin technology is based on open source graph database technology.
Our Digital Twin technology enables:
- Safety Barrier Management
- Overall Risk Management
- Templated Dashboards
- Automated Process Safety Verifications
- Application scalability
What is a digital twin?
A digital twin is a virtual representation of a system or asset that calculates system states and makes system information available, through integrated models and data, with the purpose of providing decision support over its life cycle. (Source: DNVGL-RP-A204)
Why and how to design a digital twin?
A Digital Twin may be designed during the design phase of an asset to validate constructability, performance, functionality or capacities before the physical asset comes into existence. However, more and more, Digital Twins are being used during the operational phase of an asset to provide users with information, interaction/training, visualisation, search functions and as the basis for business logic calculations and recommended actions.
How does a digital twin work?
A Digital Twin should be designed with a clear purpose to provide value. In this respect, it should include the models, logic and data integration necessary to provide the information and interaction environments where it can deliver such value. Each Digital Twin includes a virtual representation of an asset and a connection to the real asset: The connection to the physical asset should provide the Digital Twin with the physical information required to perform its virtual representation functions.