Gazpromneft Science & Technology Centre adapts systems engineering methods and other practices for the oil and gas industry. Unified approaches will be a kind of instruction to manage complex projects throughout the perimeter of the exploration and production block. Value-Driven Engineering (VDE) is a strategic approach to system engineering optimizing multiple disciplines in one model. For example, complex components of the project are break up into simpler ones, because it is easier to find an executor for them. Planning is divided into phases, making it easier to meet deadlines. The final product at the design and control stage can be split into segments and elements to make configuration adjustments without problems. In fact, the VDE approach is more like a step-by-step guide to assembling constructions with many parts - without it correct connection of the elements will be much longer and more difficult. System engineering is successfully used in NASA and the aviation industry at present. This approach combines many interconnected technologies in spacecraft and aircraft. In the oil industry, the leading companies are BP and Shell. Gazprom Neft’s specialists conduct several stages of work to adapt the systems engineering approaches to solve the company's applied problems. The first step is a retrospective analysis of projects that touches on all aspects of oil production from seismic exploration to operation of fields. The project team studies specialized literature and experience of related industries, mostly foreign ones, to form the optimal concept. An analysis of existing scientific achievements, best practices and digital tools has already been carried out. Despite the fact that the main object of VDE will be the development of new fields, some practices can be applied on existing assets.
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