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Ras Tanura Integrated Project Information Management Lessons Learned Bob Donaho March 2010

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What is the Ras Tanura Integrated Project •  Program to Design, Construct and Startup a Very Large (GIGA) Grassroots Petrochemical Facility •  Joint Initiative of Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco •  Located on East Coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia •  Highly Integrated Facility •  > 25 Process Plants – Each a Major Project •  Current In the FEED Stage. •  Multiple Project Management and FEED Contractors Located on Two Continents Author <date>

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Information Management on RTIP •  A Critical Capability for Delivering the Assets •  Managed Strategically within the Program •  Developed Considering Critical Capabilities Needed for the Program while Addressing Constraints from the Marketplace.

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Topics: •  What has been decided •  What has not been decided •  What has been learned •  What is needed

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What has been decided (Engineering Tools):

SmartPlant P&ID •  Non-Hosted •  Blend of Owner and CPMC existing standards •  Over 130 updates released 3D Modeling •  Contractor choice of PDS, PDMS, SP3D for modeling •  Various for Review

SmartPlant Instrumentation •  Non-Hosted •  CPMC existing standard •  Only 1 update released Other Industry Staples •  Primavera •  Kbase •  ETAP (Electrical Design) •  Microstation

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What has been decided (Giga-Project Enabling Tools): Spares Managemen t Legal Library

File sharing & co-editing

MS Access DB

Web pages, branding, news, communications

Supply Planning

Proc Integration DB Process Integration

HP’s Quality Center Requirements Mgmt (MOM)

RTIPSupplier Contracts Mgmt

LiveCycle Electronic Reviews Contains Confidential Information of Both Dow and Saudi Aramco

Skire’s Unifier Cost & Project Mgmt


What has not been decided: •  3D Review •  Format must accept data from all 3D systems used during EPC phase •  Format must be consistent with best-in-class review animation capability •  To be used for training, reviews, and visual navigation of documents and drawings •  Spares Optimization system •  Significant data modeling effort •  Significant data coordination effort across EPC Contractors •  JV Document Management system •  Impacts meta-data handover instructions •  JV Manufacturing, Operations and Maintenance systems •  Impacts handover instructions for equipment and material data

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What has been Learned: The Vision: We will use value-based assessment to select “best of breed” Owner or CPMC solutions (tools, processes, standards).

The Reality: There was no “one best” solution. Instead new standards were built starting in pre-Feed, incorporating elements of the Owner and CPMC solutions.

The Vision: Organizations that are expert at supporting existing internal solutions can develop a new solution incorporating input from both Owners and CPMC quickly

The Reality: New or modified solutions take time to develop, and raise risk through unintended consequences and through increased demand for changes to “tune” untested standards.

The Vision: We will specify given systems to our Contractors, and we will get back coherent consistent data.

The Reality: Given the number of Contractors and diverse tool capabilities, it is unlikely that specifying Owner standards for systems is sustainable within cost and schedule.

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What has been Learned (continued): The Vision: We will specify ISO 15926 output format, which can then be “inhaled” by the as-yet unspecified Owner JV systems.

The Reality: We have not yet located a usable “Data Delivery Requirements” document which we can leverage into our specifications, which is a) understandable by all Owners, and b) biddable by all EPC’s.

The Vision: Engineering systems with rich and robust functionality sets are the tools-of-choice in the industry.

The Reality: The industry standard is Excel. Engineers think in lists, the simpler the better. Contractors can commit to placing data in Excel but freeze up when discussing databases (too many unknowns, too much impact on internal work processes, etc.).

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What we (maybe the Industry) need: •  “Portal” which is the entry point for all info regarding ISO 15926. •  Biddable delivery requirements document specifying ISO 15926 or derivative. •  Non-Invasive data comparison and validation tools/service to ensure compliance with owners data delivery requirements. •  Common 3D Review platform.

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