INSIDETHIS?EDITION Corporate NewsWelcome 3AVEVA World Summit Review 2011 8 The Health & Safety Information Gap 20AVEVA's Academic Programme 36New customers 42Product NewsAVEVA scans new horizons with LFM acquisition 22AVEVA's 12.1 product releases bring more capabilities 24Achieving integration with AVEVA Engineering 25New AVEVA Marine products enhance capabilities 38AVEVA Hull Finite Element Modeller adds new interface 40Customer News Cover Story: Petrofac - keeping ahead with AVEVA Plant 4Enterprise Asset Management at Salamander Energy 6ÅF Group powers the world 11SETAL expands the Brazilian oil & gas industry 14Houston Offshore Engineering maximises results 18OMEGA Concept - managing critical environments 26Rolls-Royce migrates to AVEVA Marine from Tribon M3 29SBM Schiedam extends use of AVEVA products globally 32Cover photograph: The Kauther Gas plant in north Oman was designed and built by Petrofac for Petroleum Development Oman using AVEVA Plant. The project involved the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and initial operation of a 20 million standard cubic metres processing facility. Photograph courtesy of Petrofac.Statements and opinions expressed in AVEVA World Magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of AVEVA. Brands and product names mentioned may be trademarks and/or protected by copyrights of their respective owners. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without permission in writing from AVEVA. All stated facts are believed correct at time of going to press.AVEVA believes the information in this publication is correct as of its publication date. As part of continued product development, such information is subject to change without prior notice and is related to the current software release. AVEVA is not responsible for any inadvertent errors. All product names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders.Copyright 2012 AVEVA?Solutions Limited and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.Editor - Magnus Feldt, Industry Marketing Manager, AVEVA02AVEVA World Magazine 2012|Issue 1twitter.com/avevagroupyoutube.com/avevagroup
AVEVA World Magazine 2012|Issue 103Exciting newtechnologiesI never fail to be impressed by how much seems to happen between successive issues of this magazine. Even when we have been working solidly on a new product for many months, I still have a 'wow!' reaction when I read about it here. This issue is no exception and I hope you, too, will think 'wow!' when you read about the exciting new technologies we've introduced for both the plant and the marine industries.In the last issue we examined the significance of integrating engineering and design data. Here, we follow this up with a review of the recently released AVEVA Engineering product. Together with a number of enabling features we've added to our core technology, this important new product ushers in a new level of efficient collaboration across the different project disciplines. Data integration is central to our Integrated Engineering and Design roadmap, so you can expect to read more on this topic in future issues.AVEVA Engineering is applicable to both the plant and marine industries - it's all about integration, remember - but we have also released three powerful new applications just for shipbuilders. Perhaps the most eagerly awaited will be AVEVA Design Reuse, which enables AVEVA Marine users to reuse previous designs, whether of individual hull blocks or entire vessels. It's easy to visualise the huge gains in design productivity that this will unlock.There are even more gains to be made from the powerful information management technologies in the AVEVA Enterprise suite. The publicly visible face of asset management - and a valuable barometer of its effectiveness - is operational safety, so we recently commissioned independent research into the current state and usability of safety information in the oil & gas industry. The findings confirmed our own experience, but proved so illuminating that we felt they should be made widely available. You can read an overview of the research in this issue but, if you're a plant operations professional, I recommend that you download the full report from the AVEVA website (www.aveva.com/publications). If you recognise your own organisation in some of the problems described, I would recommend that you speak to one of our Enterprise Asset Management specialists! (See www.aveva.com/offices for local AVEVA office details.)Lastly, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the record number of new customers who have joined the 'AVEVA family' this year. Considering the global economic uncertainty that still persists, this bears out my confidence in the resilience of the engineering industries and in their recognition of the measurable advantages that AVEVA technology provides. I'm sure that we will soon also welcome some of these new customers to the pages of AVEVA World Magazine. Often, many of the most impressive success stories remain under wraps for reasons of client confidentiality, which makes it all the more pleasing when such world-class businesses as Rolls-Royce and Petrofac are willing to share their experiences, as they have done in this issue.To all our customers, old and new, I wish you every success during 2012.Richard LongdonChief ExecutiveAVEVA Group plc'I would like to extend a warm welcome to the record number of new customers who have joined the 'AVEVA family' this year. Considering the global economic uncertainty that still persists, this bears out my confidence in the resilience of the engineering industries and in their recognition of the measurable advantages that AVEVA technology provides...'