With 50+ corporate initiatives that consume or edit equipment data, BP faced a formidable challenge in pursuing a consolidated view of their equipment data. With a sprawling network of equipment spanning engineering, maintenance, and operations, they grappled with fragmented data sources and struggled to answer fundamental questions about their equipment. What equipment did they have? Where was it located? How was it utilized? And what were its operational specifications? A single piece of equipment may have different descriptions depending on what job that asset/equipment performed. As such, each equipment was referred to differently, and the associated equipment name largely depended on a person’s interaction with the equipment asset as it related to their specific tasks.
The absence of a cohesive data model hindered their daily operations to fulfill information product requests and left maintenance functions disconnected from specific equipment, impacting overall efficiency and decision-making.
BP’s goal was to produce a data foundation that ensured trusted, coherent, connected, and high-value data that could be used to satisfy a wide variety of equipment and manufacturing stakeholders’ use cases. To address these pressing issues, BP needed a comprehensive data management solution centered around an equipment-centric data model.
The ultimate vision was to create a global enterprise equipment mastering system to achieve digital twin operations and simulate how a product or process would perform.
Leveraging a Master Data Management (MDM) platform, D3Clarity embarked on creating a Production and Manufacturing Equipment Master solution that could not only navigate data from various systems of record but also visualize relationships among equipment, instrument tags, and work management processes to answer the questions of “How does equipment A relate to the maintenance function of equipment B? What if they are the same?”, etc.
BP sought an implementation partner to assist with the MDM architecture strategy, data model design, development and domain expertise. The D3Clarity team delivered a transformative production equipment mastering solution. The consolidated system provided a coherent and interactive view of data and relationships across a multitude of critical systems of record.
In delivering this transformative solution to BP, the D3Clarity team embarked on a multifaceted journey, blending expertise with innovation.
The MDM technology was used to navigate data from individual systems of record, including the ability to manage the data and create the connections that formed the golden structure or ultimate equipment view. To advance efforts, D3Clarity leveraged its engineering skills to harness the full capabilities and functionality of the chosen MDM platform, aligning it seamlessly with BP’s objectives.
Simultaneously, D3Clarity’s consultation services came into play, guiding the project with expertise in MDM solution architecture, design, data governance, and the relevant MDM capabilities. This holistic approach ensured that not only was the technical solution robust and scalable but also precisely tailored to address BP’s specific data management needs. Through a collaborative effort, a transformative solution was delivered, and BP’s position of data management for their equipment was fortified. The result is data that can be widely published and trusted by BP stakeholders and data consumers.
Armed now with the ability to visualize relationships between separate data elements of manufacturing and equipment records (enhanced with streaming sensor tag data), BP has experienced significant benefits from the solution, and more importantly, laid the foundation for future growth into more advanced and predictive analytics. They have connected data that spans software systems and data sources while removing geographical and functional barriers.
In conclusion, the partnership between BP, Semarchy, and D3Clarity exemplifies how mastering equipment data can revolutionize data management, streamline operations, and position a global oil and gas giant for the digital future.
I’ve been working with D3Clarity since 2017. They've helped us migrate over our very first application from Azure to AWS and have been with us since. They have a very knowledgeable & professional staff that have helped us in our digital migration from our on-prem data centers to the AWS cloud.
D3Clarity provided us with invaluable insights, visualizations, topography maps and tools to help us make better decisions with our cloud infrastructure.
We selected D3Clarity to architect and migrate our Customer Services application to AWS and I can confidently say that their services are “top notch.”
D3Clarity went above and beyond. They are great to work with and create long lasting relationships!
Great partnership with D3Clarity!
D3Clarity’s experience with multiple MDM vendors, helped make the implementation a success.