Angola-based oil and gas producer Azule Energy has selected Aveva to digitally transform its operations and optimise productivity.

The Angolan firm to deploy Aveva’s cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and digital twin technologies to reduce costs, enhance safety and unlock new production opportunities. The partnership will help Azule reduce the time for searching for key asset information, reduce offshore trips and visits.

It is also expected to help the energy firm in improving maintenance planning, augmenting team collaboration, and facilitate remote operations.

Under the partnership, Aveva will implement digital twin software in phases to connect data from each technology stack layer for one contextualised, multi-visual experience.

The first phase will focus on deploying Aveva software at two existing floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs) in Block 18 (Greater Plutonio Development) and Block 31 (PSVM). At these FPSOs, Aveva will implement Aveva Asset Information Management, Aveva Information Standards Manager, and Assai Cloud for Operations.

Aveva CEO Caspar Herzberg said: “The move to Aveva SaaS will empower Azule Energy to Innovate and remotely collaborate across teams regarding their FPSO assets.

“The vessels are located a long distance offshore, which represents a significant challenge to operations. Using data-led insights, Azule’s team will be able to breakdown silos and deepen collaboration between onshore and FPSO teams, using their combined insight to streamline processes and accelerate delivery.

“Aveva’s industry leading visualization technology will further enable Azule Energy to deliver faster and at scale. Aveva is the only provider to supply a fully integrated solution that can be developed quickly and reliably.”

Azule Energy is a 50/50 joint venture between oil major BP and Italy’s Eni.