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Saipem is a large, international, and one of the best-balanced, turnkey contractors in the oil and gas industry. It has a strong bias towards oil and gas-related activities in remote areas and deepwater and is a leader in the provision of engineering, procurement, project management, and construction services with distinctive capabilities in the design and the execution of large-scale offshore and onshore projects, and technological competencies, such as gas monetization and heavy oil exploitation. It provides engineering, procurement, project management, and construction services to support projects in more than 100 countries.
In 2006, the company adopted a document management solution focusing on engineering and project management. The solution automatically converted CAD documents and drawings into a PDF format for viewing. The quality of the PDF files was low, however, making documents hard to read and unusable for engineering work. Saipem decided to rethink its document visualization policy and implemented Oracle's AutoVue 3-D Professional Advanced. Today, it can effectively share and manage two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) documents CAD, as well as other documents with project managers, engineers, and other team members, improving capital project design and execution and overall productivity.
“We assessed a number of document viewing applications, some of which could be integrated with our document management system. AutoVue 3-D Professional Advanced’s robust functionality and positive references tipped our evaluation strongly in Oracle’s favor. We had no doubt that it was the right choice,” said Ulisse Beretta, business applications manager, Saipem S.p.A
“With Oracle’s help, it took only four months to implement AutoVue. Moving forward, we are also planning to install AutoVue clients on mobile devices to allow our work sites and construction projects to view documents without a network connection.” said Ulisse Beretta, business applications manager, Saipem S.p.A