CNOOC piloted a project for the FPSO offshore facility in the South China Sea to create a reality mesh and generate a digital twin that integrates indoor and outdoor data. Located in the deep sea, the project presented environmental challenges around collecting data to develop an accurate model and establish an intelligent information management system. Previous traditional engineering methods proved ineffective, making them realize the need for comprehensive, interoperable survey and reality modeling technology.
CNOOC selected ContextCapture to process multisource data into an accurate reality model of existing conditions. Integrating OpenPlant and OpenCities Planner, they developed a web-based GIS platform for intelligent information management. They completed the reality mesh within 150 days, compared to years if using conventional methods. They also reduced the need for travel, increasing safety and saving over CNY 1 million in transportation costs. They plan to connect the model to the Bentley iTwin platform and establish an intelligent digital twin, automating control of the offshore oil platform.