Oil and gas

Trust that your digital twin can deliver

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Kjell Eriksson

Kjell Eriksson

Vice president – digital partnering, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

DNVGL-RP-A204 Qualification and assurance of digital twins

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Millions of decisions about the design, construction and operation of thousands of real-world assets will now be taken based on their digital replicas. The stakes are high, but so is the hype. You need confidence that your digital twin will give value and return on investment. You need certainty it will evolve alongside its physical sibling. You need your stakeholders on board. You need a plan.

DNV GL has introduced the oil and gas industry’s first assurance scheme for digital twins, covering inception, operation and evolution. We combine 20 years of experience in qualifying thousands of pieces of hardware with in-depth data science expertise to help you answer three crucial questions:

  • Will my digital twin give me what I expect from it?
  • Can I trust the data and models that my twin runs on?
  • Is my organization ready to get the best out of a digital twin and evolve alongside it?

How DNV GL can help

Some digital twins represent a simple component. Others span entire facilities. All of them must be trusted.

During the development of your digital twin, we assure you that the technology is built to deliver to your expectations and will give a return on the investments you are making. We provide confidence in the model that your twin will run on, and that your organization is well prepared to welcome a change to the way that you work.

Once your twin is in operation, we help you to trust the accuracy and quality of the data flowing into and out of your twin, and the story tells you about its physical sibling. As the real-world asset evolves, we help to ensure that both the digital twin and the organizations operating evolve alongside it.


Qualification of digital twins

We guide companies through specification, development, procurement and operation of digital twins, based on a tested methodology designed in collaboration with TechnipFMC, AkerBP, Kongsberg Digital and NOV Offshore Cranes. Our approach is documented in Recommended Practice DNVGL-RP-A204 Qualification and assurance of digital twins - the first of its kind in the oil and gas industry.

With a unique set of industry, technical and digital competence, DNV GL supports technology adoption of digital twins from an overall assurance process to technical deep dives. The services include:


Data quality assessment

We assess the quality of the data sets that underpin digital twins in accordance with our Recommended Practice DNVGL-RP-0497: Data quality assessment framework. We continuously monitor the data flowing in and out of the twin, and display these against pre-defined metrics through a real-time dashboard. If we spot a deviation from what you expect, we will alert you.


Computational model assessment

Our experts use proven frameworks to assess the quality of data-driven and deterministic computational models, and we stress-test a model’s behaviour against a predetermined list of data quality issues. These include our Recommended Practice RP-0510: Machine learning assurance and our work on the assurance of sensor systems.


Organizational maturity assessment

Adaption of digital twins change the work processes of an organization. We assess organizations’ tools, processes, competence and capabilities to ensure that people don’t stand in the way of a digital twin delivering value.

Contact us:

Kjell Eriksson

Kjell Eriksson

Vice president – digital partnering, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

DNVGL-RP-A204 Qualification and assurance of digital twins

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