AVEVA Acquires Rights to Shell’s Engineering Design and Productivity Software

By Peter Reynolds

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Acquisition or Partnership

AVEVA acquired the intellectual property rights to the engineering design database and design productivity software known as EDD and PDMSi, developed by Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., a member of the Royal Dutch Shell plc group. The EDD solution tool has been developed by Shell to improve project efficiency by automating design processes, that would lead to time and cost savings. The PDMSi application layer has been proven to reduce drawing production time by up to 85 percent on past Shell Deepwater projects.

AVEVA, a global engineering, design and information management software specialist, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, was one of the first to pioneer the concept of the digital asset. Today’s agreement sees the company draw on its 3D visualization and digital data management expertise to further enhance the software, both for Shell and other operators.

AVEVA to Extend EDD and PDMSi Software

AVEVA will extend the EDD and PDMSi improvements and efficiency gains into its standard software portfolio to be made available to every plant operator and the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies that serve them. This software is applicable across a number of engineering industries, including oil and gas and marine to pharmaceuticals, chemicals, power, mining and pulp and paper.

The advances achieved by Shell in utilizing EDD and PDMSi may now be offered to other owner operators who want to explore how digitalization can help their teams operate efficiently.

Dick Slansky, ARC Advisory Group, commented, “This is a significant addition to the AVEVA design solution suite. PDMS, AVEVA’s flagship design solution is recognized and highly regarded throughout the plant design and engineering world by EPCs and users alike. Adding Shell’s proven E&P solutions, PDMSsi and EDD, to AVEVA’s design suite will provide design engineers and EPCs with the proven benefits of Shell’s engineering and design expertise.”

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