VCOG MetaTwin is the advanced visualization solution for digital twins

A VISUAL WAY OF WORKING

People are collaborating, planning, executing and monitoring critical workflows in VCOG’s unified virtual world.
All data is contextualized, providing instant insight and real-time situational awareness.

Meta

“Meta” refers to a complete assembly of all geometric formats into one uniform industrial metaverse representing oil fields, refineries, windfarms, factories, cities, infrastructure and renewables.

Twin

“Twin” refers to all type of data relevant for a planner, field operator or analyst to do a specific job in asset driven industries.

MetaTwin

“Meta Twin” refers to the fusion of metaverse and data into a workspace where people can plan, familiarize, execute, and monitor critical workflows end-to-end.

Supporting workflows in a new way

VCOG is taking business operations into metaverse. In this 3D virtual collaborative environment people can plan, familiarize, execute, and monitor workflows in a way that has never been done before.

VCOG has a proven track record of optimizing and re-engineering work processes, for the better.

VCOG Characteristics

  • For Owner-Operators in asset driven industries
  • Turn-Key solution with evergreen follow-up services
  • System of Insight that aggregates and present data from System of Records
  • Function as a singular gateway to relevant data regardless of where it is stored.
  • Advanced Visualization Solution displaying entire ecosystems in one singular view seamlessly integrating 3D, scans and panorama pictures with relevant data..
  • Support multiple workflows from end-to-end.
  • Support the entire lifecycle from D&B to O&M and De-Com.
  • Support Brownfield & Greenfields
  • Support multi-experiences; Big touch screens, PCs, Laptops, Tablets, SmartPhones, Oculus VR headset and HoloLens Mixed Reality glasses.
  • Lives inside client’s cloud environment to bypass any security restrictions.
  • Provide services related to Tag reconciliation, modelling, enrichment of engineering models, cloud architecture, data interface management, help and technical support.

VCOG Differentiators

Supporting multiple workflows

  • Barrier Mngt
  • Commissioning
  • Common Operational picture
  • Deck Mngt
  • E&I Cable & MCT map
  • Familarization
  • Hand-over
  • HSE
  • Inspection
  • Installation
  • Integrety / Operation
  • Interface & Hookup
  • ISO
  • Isolation
  • Logistic
  • Long lead Items
  • Maintenace
  • Materail Handling
  • PDMS Review
  • Pointcloud & Panoramas
  • Process
  • RBA
  • SIMOPS
  • Simulation
  • Spareparts
  • Surrveilanec & Mustering
  • WorkPermit Approvasl
  • Workstatus

Assessed and assured by DNV

First company to be certified in accordance with RP-A204 Recommended Practice for Digital Twins

Focus on Governance, Organization and People, Architecture and Tools, Standards, Processes, Performance, Sensor-systems and Data Quality

Support all level of digital maturity

Supporting full range from Brownfields with disparate data and low-quality models to high digital maturity Greenfield assets

Supporting full lifecycle From EPCI to Operation and further to De-commissioning

Support business operations with COGs & Mobile APPs (optional)

We have developed 24 different COGs that can be used alone or in combination to support mission critical asset operations and different role-based units with fit-for-purpose visualization and access to relevant data and features that directly support the workflows end-to-end.

End-To-End support of workflows from Planning and Familiarization to Field Execution, Monitoring of status and back to Planning

Services

Fast-track Turn-Key implementations and dynamic enhancements

Tag Reconciliation, QA of geometry, and 3D Modelling capacity to enrich engineering models and Brownfield services

Maintenance and update of the metaverse environment

Training, Follow-Up, and Advisory Support

Control access

Preferable method is to setup SSO and use Azure AD user groups for permissions and visibility control

Deployment & Scaling

Inside your tenant, bypassing all security barriers related to data integration and ready for scaling

Scaling and segregation will take place in your hosting environment, and we can help you with setup and follow-up support if needed

Advanced Visualization Capacity

All-in-One Environments: Presents all installations with contextual environment for onshore or offshore, including surface, subsea and subsurface assembled in one singular view.

Seamless integration of 3D, scans and photogrammetry, panoramic, photos and videos with connection to schematics, graphs and documents

Realistic texturing according to coating manual, light conditions and other different visualization techniques helping users to better understand the context

Supporting easy navigation with Field overview Map and Area & Elevation Maps and You-Are-here Map

Flexible hierarchy based on Area/System/Discipline/Zones/Rooms breakdowns that is completely integrated with 3D view

Practical

Set-up time

Setting up VCOG Basic with surface installations typically represented by RVM and ATT files (PDMS models) takes normally 6-8 weeks including optimization, texturing, ENS integrations, setting up Field-maps and Mini-maps, integration with Master Tag Register and P&IDs and provide Tag Reconciliation Report. Refreshing the PDMS model in this case can be automated

Setting up COGs require VCOG Basic. Implementing COGs off-the-shelves can be done in days, but normally the first-time setup requires a configuration securing the COG is aligned with your business process together with your SMEs, +/- 6 weeks. Data is integrated via APIs provided by client. After first time setup, COGs can be rolled-out to other assets in days, assuming similar architecture and APIs.

Ability to scale across use cases and multiple projects

First time COG setup is a SME centric customization process to secure that the COG provide access to relevant data regardless of where system of records lives, and that the COG offers features and Fit-for-Purpose visuals that directly support the work-process. From a programming view, the customization process is a fast-track configuration process since features are based upon our extensive library of elements. The setup process typically takes +/- 6 weeks.

As far as COMPANY have the same work-processes and interface to underlying systems the COG is rolled out to other assets in a fast pace.

Mobile, VR, AR and MX enablement

VCOGs multiuser VR experience with avatars support collaboration and familiarization and allow planners and field operators to meet in space from remote location and can walk the inspection routes that have been planned and defined VCOG “mothership,” aiming to bring people up to speed before going offshore.

With Microsoft and BP we have developed a HoloLens solution that are field proven for onshore Design Reviews of equipment & skids at supplier workshops. Testing of HoloLens in the field is WIP and is expected to be field proven in 2023.

Digital Field workers can use any kind of tablets (MS, Android iOS) with COG extensions, and APPs are downloadable from app store. COG information is transferred through a JOB SERVER to the APP on the handheld device. Information that is transferred is typically information about the jobs, maps, routes, and 3D context such that users can easily navigate through the platform. Typically, APPs are designed to support notifications, report of status, documenting findings photos, videos and text, and all information is linked to physical location. All data generated in the field is uploaded via a JOB SERVER to update the VCOG Meta Twin, and relevant data can be exported further to underlying legacy systems. The same route-plans can be transferred through the same infrastructure to robots.

VCOG comes with a complete infrastructure supporting the flow of information from back-end planning to filed workers and back again to the mothership for monitoring of status and new planning activities. APPs are typically relevant for Inspection, Maintenance, Notifications, Isolation & Turnarounds, Deck Management and Material Handling.

APIs and integration

VCOG can connect to any data sources via client provided APIs. An efficient integration process requires a defined data-structure and documented API with queries to extract relevant data.

VCOG is normally connected to customers data sources that happen through customer provided APIs. Think about VCOG as a thin intelligent visual layer on top of all your data sources. Normally our customers do not interface VCOG and VCOG API is not provided by default. API is provided upon request if required.

Roadmap summary

Our Roadmap is constructed around mega-trends such as utilization of “metaverses” as a workspace enabling people to work remotely with less people in the field, the power of visualization integrated with AI and ML capabilities automating business operations and provide better insight.

We operate with a long-term and short-term Roadmap.

Long term goal: Make VCOG more intelligent with AI and ML leading to more informed decisions. See slide 23.

Short term highlights: Improved immersive experience (Lifelike visualization and VR, AI, MX), more intelligent operational support, transformation of Brownfields that can utilize VCOG. See slide 24.

Current or upcoming partnerships: Nvidia (GPU and Omniverse), Microsoft’s (Azure DT and HoloLens), Meta (Oculus), Academies with insight in ML and industrial expertise, and SMEs with AI skills within image recognition for corrosion detections, 3D model generations based upon scans and pictures, advanced OCR capabilities and robotics.

We enter into partnership with experts within visualization (models, scans and pictures), metaverse (VR, AR, MX, GPU, Omniverse), cloud hosting (Azure DT), data handling (analytics, integration, semantic networks, knowledge graphs and ML) and “Feeders” that collect, prepare and provide geometric content (typically with clients main engineering or MMO contractors in relation to setups of IVP or OVP for entire oilfields where the complexity and data load is high).

VCOG is based on .NET and we utilize Microsoft services in Microsoft Azure Environment. We are in the process of becoming an ISV MS partner and we follow and adapt our VCOG solution to Microsoft’s roadmap.

Long experience

The VCOG Solution entered the marked back in 2008 and we have since then done 68 setups for major assets.

As early movers, the majority of projects was done on spec because of the highly visual and immersive nature of the product requiring a demonstration of performance and responsiveness.

Thanks to digital twins and the focus on digitalization we have experienced a commercial breakthrough where we are the preferred digital twin solution for several majors.

“Too much of the debate on digitalization has been fixated on data in general, when the real impact on businesses lies in intuitive visualizations, deeply integrated with workflows and only the data that is relevant to do the job. Such solution appeal to the strongest sensor we have, the eye, and improve our abilities to act in the physical world.”

Øystein Stray

CEO VISCO AS

About Company

Established in 1993

Experts in Industrial Visualization

100+ employees, in 4 continents at 13 locations

Inhouse multi-discipline capacity:

  • Business Analytics
  • Project Managers
  • 3D modelers
  • 3D Designers
  • UX designers
  • Testers
  • Software developers
  • Interface Management
  • Data Analytics
  • IT & Architecture
  • Software architectures
  • Help & Support