2) Pick an engineering design system, and stick with it
According to the report, designers switching engineering design systems from project to project is a problematic scenario.
“Just like a race team, companies that want to optimise their people and processes to get the highest performance possible must focus their expertise on a single engineering design system.
“Not only is there the issue of higher costs for managing multiple systems, but also the fact that your best people are split across these systems.”
3) Stop reinventing the wheel
The report said one of the industry’s most important trends is Model Data Reuse in a collaborative environment.
“It is in complex contracting arrangements involving multiple contractors and sub-contractors where the beauty of Model Data Reuse comes to the fore.
“Designers are able to share designs and models for reuse by other parties involved in the design process, creating efficiencies that shave work hours and ultimately, costs.”
4) Modular design is a must
Another “very important” trend for the oil and gas industry, the report said, is that of modular design.