Oilfield services provider Petrofac has signed a partnership agreement with Intoware to deploy workflow automation software designed specifically for the oil and gas (O&G) industry.

The two companies have signed the partnership agreement for a period of three years.

Petrofac said that the deployment of the ‘WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas’ system would further optimise the efficiencies which the company gained through the digitalisation of maintenance as well as inspection activity for its customers.

Developed by Intoware, the WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas software has been designed to automatically generate digital workflows and schedules for users, eliminating the time-consuming preparation required.

Petrofac Engineering and Production Services Digital vice-president Steve Johnson said: business: “By bringing together our operations and engineering know-how with WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas, we’re demonstrating our ability to unlock significant value for our clients and the industry as a whole.

“The tool empowers teams to work faster and more efficiently, ultimately saving asset owners time and money without comprising safety.”

According to Petrofac, combining the use of ‘Digital Twin and Connected Worker technology’ alongside WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas, the company has digitalised over 1,500 North Sea inspections.

Intoware CEO Keith Tilley said: “Our joint development programme has been underway for many months and having been extensively tested and refined, it is very clear to see the long-term benefits of these real results now being achieved.

“Designed for the industrial mobile workforce, our joint solution and partnership will deliver significant benefits in productivity for the connected worker, plus enhanced audit reports and savings for the business.”

Earlier this month, Petrofac completed the sale of its non-core assets in Mexico to Anglo-French oil and gas company Perenco.