Petrofac hires Intoware to provide workflow software
Oilfield services provider Petrofac has signed a three-year partnership with workflow automation software provider Intoware to develop and deploy workflow automation software specifically tailored to the oil and gas industry.
Petrofac said on Wednesday that the development of the WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas system would further optimise the efficiencies that the company gained from digitalising maintenance and inspection activity for its clients.
The company stated that the software was designed to automatically generate digital workflows, schedules, and reports for users, eliminating the traditional manual and time-consuming preparation required. The partnership is part of Petrofac’s strategy to drive delivery for its clients through digital technologies.
According to Petrofac, combining the use of Digital Twin and Connected Worker technology alongside WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas, the company has digitalised more than 1,500 North Sea inspections to drive up to a 200 per cent increase in offshore productivity.
The bespoke tool converts existing paper-based and human process into easy to follow, step-by-step digital work instructions that are accessible through desktop, mobile and wearable computing devices.
It also seamlessly integrates with computer maintenance management systems so it can be utilised across all sectors, not just oil and gas, to drive efficiency gains.
Steve Johnson, VP of digital for Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services business, said: “By bringing together our operations and engineering know-how with WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas, we’re demonstrating our ability to unlock significant value for our clients and the industry as a whole.
“The tool empowers teams to work faster and more efficiently, ultimately saving asset owners time and money without comprising safety”.
Keith Tilley, CEO of Intoware, added: “We are very excited to be working with Petrofac by combining the best of WorkfloPlus with the expertise that the company has in operations and engineering. Our joint development programme has been underway for many months and having been extensively tested and refined, it is very clear to see the long-term benefits of these real results now being achieved.
“Designed for the industrial mobile workforce, our joint solution and partnership will deliver significant benefits in productivity for the connected worker, plus enhanced audit reports and savings for the business”.