AVEVA has entered a multiyear agreement with Statoil ASA for AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D). The Norwegian Energy owner-operator has selected AVEVA E3D to be its strategic 3D design software platform.

“Statoil has selected AVEVA E3D as its 3D solution of choice for both its greenfield and brownfield complex plant design projects,” says Helmut Schuller, executive vice president of sales at AVEVA. “AVEVA’s unmatched design efficiency in brownfield is due to AVEVA E3D’s extremely tight integration with laser scanning capabilities, and its simple migration from AVEVA PDMS.”

Following the migration to AVEVA E3D by a number of other companies, Statoil selected it as the natural upgrade of its existing design system, AVEVA PDMS. The simple migration from AVEVA PDMS means there will be no disruption to existing projects, giving Statoil the possibility of cutting project schedules and reducing rework.

Statoil is currently using AVEVA software on 52 brownfield and seven greenfield models, plus the new Johan Sverdrup field development project that consists of seven models. Older plants such as Snøhvit LNG Plant in the Barents Sea, the refinery at Mongstad in Norway and Kalundborg in Denmark, and the gas treatment facility at Kårstø have been converted to AVEVA PDMS. Statoil’s new strategy to standardize on AVEVA E3D offers the potential for significant project efficiencies in the design, operation and revamp of all Statoil facilities in the future.

Statoil has been a strategic user of AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Global for more than 15 years. As existing users of AVEVA PDMS, its compatibility with AVEVA E3D ensures that Statoil can migrate and access the 3D design for both new and existing facilities in a flexible and controlled manner.

“The AVEVA E3D interface is very easy to use and extremely powerful, so our customers are up-to-speed quickly with minimal training and no disruption to existing projects,” Schuller says. “Its ease of implementation and use gives Statoil access to AVEVA E3D’s multitude of benefits without the normal risks associated with new projects and long-term operations.”


For almost 50 years, AVEVA software has enabled the creation of some of the world’s most complex power and process plants, vessels and offshore facilities. AVEVA’s Digital Asset approach ensures there is always an accurate digital representation of each physical asset. This allows engineering contractors, owner operators and shipbuilders to work more safely, more efficiently and with less risk throughout the life cycle of their projects and operations.