Automated Network Design
A better way to design
Ever wished for an easier way to design pipeline networks?
What if the tedious and time-consuming manual work could be done automatically?
What if you could get to the final design faster?
Process millions of options within hours
Design oil and gas networks in hours, not weeks
Our Automated Network Design Tool (ANT) helps oil and gas companies design gathering networks.
For decades, oil and gas engineers have spent valuable time manually designing:
● gas pipelines
● water systems
● power lines
● access roads.
Now, engineers can press a button instead of crunching numbers for weeks or months and let ANT do the rest.
Save time, save money
ANT works fast – processing survey data, aerial photographs, topographical constraints, ecological considerations, and landholder agreements – to generate the most cost-effective network design for your project.
Optimised pipe sizing, network placement and well pad orientation saves money, while a faster workflow lets engineers work more efficiently.
Need to tweak existing designs or work around new limitations? Simply adjust the conditions and ANT will come up with a new optimal solution, so you can easily compare the cost of different options without having to rework designs manually.
ANT can quickly create configurable reports that are tailored to match your layouts, then send them off to your construction teams - saving you valuable hours in manual effort during the final stages of the project design.
Minimise impactsWe know that designing networks is a complex, labour-intensive business.
That’s why we developed a better method. ANT automatically creates a fully costed design that factors in:
● landholder agreements
● environmental impacts
● heritage site regulations
● seismic conditions
● flooding potential.
ANT delivers a suite of benefits
Interactive map visualisations
Data-driven decision making
Fewer environmental and social impacts
Speedier tendering processes
Lower carbon emissions
Better visibility and collaboration
Example of an ANT project workflow
Here's an example of how our Automated Network Design tool for pipeline design can be used. From the exploration phase right through to design and construction.
Using your survey data such as GIS and LiDAR, ANT strategically plans well-pad locations & orientations. By considering user-defined constraints, it minimises earthworks, environmental and social impacts.
ANT uses your data to plan the location and orientation of well pads. ANT automatically designs the network at a high level, showcasing network design costings, saving weeks of manual work.
Users, project teams and executors collaborate and finalise the design of the pipeline network. The collective efforts finalise the intricate details ensuring optimal efficiency of the pipeline network.
ANT generates a portfolio of documents, including costings, Bill of Materials and photography capturing the project areas, which can be emailed to contractors for better convenience smoother collaboration.
Want to see it in action?
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