These words by Albert Einstein perfectly emphasise the importance of innovation in overcoming obstacles and achieving growth. Today, without innovation and transformation, there is no place for organisations in the fast-moving business world. This holds especially true for the oil and gas industry, which is still struggling to evolve its strategies and models against the changing tides. Heavily relying on traditional business models, the majority of the oil and gas companies are finding it difficult to boost productivity and maintain revenue/sales. Now is the time when these companies must embrace advances in digital technologies to leverage the power of data, fuel their new-age strategies and achieve monumental ROIs.
This is precisely where MODS Management—a provider of high ROI software solutions—is in a league of its own. Founded in 2002, MODS Management utilises its extensive engineering experience in the energy sector to drive digital transformation and design effective fit-for-purpose solutions. The company’s industrial software applications help operators and EPCs with planning, execution, and operations handover of maintenance, brownfield, and greenfield projects. MODS Management offers solutions in partnership with the Oil and Gas community to help evolve their 4.0 strategy. Together they become experience disruptors that implement digitalisation strategies to increase safety, save time, and decrease costs.
At the core, MODS Management is on a mission to reshape the Oil and Gas industry with the deployment of digital solutions that deliver high ROI and offer more secure safety records when building, expanding, maintaining, and operating facilities. “What distinguishes us from our competitors is our ingrained experience in the Oil and Gas panorama,” begins Matthew Bell, UK Operations Manager, MODS Management. He adds, “Our years of hands-on industrial experience have helped position MODS Management as a trusted technology supplier that simplifies complexity in environments where schedule and safety are paramount.” With a singular focus on driving digital transformation in the energy sector, the company has developed a high-definition point-cloud solution, MODS Reality, to bring critical knowledge to life and accelerate customers’ performance, fuel their 4.0 strategies, optimise profitability, and save costs.
As a web-based application, MODS Reality provides a “true” digital twin facility using a point cloud environment as the building block foundation. It serves as a single source of information by allowing direct interaction with work processes and digitalised data. Designed to bring the lifecycle of maintenance and minor modifications into one platform, the essentially remote integrated management system imparts flexibility to seamlessly integrate clients’ existing systems using data flows and enhances engineering, inspection, scheduling, and work execution management. This allows organisations to improve their business model, unearth new value-producing opportunities, and streamline management/ engineering processes with a high level of automation.
Our years of hands-on industrial experience have helped position MODS Management as a trusted technology supplier that simplifies complexity in environments where schedule and safety are paramount
In fact, Reality’s collaborative capability provides visibility to search, analyse, and manage projects from any location in the world via a data-centric source.
Despite being a stand-alone system, MODS Reality facilitates easy integration of task generation/execution within MODS Work Pack, MODS Materials manager, MODS Joint Integrity, and MODS Completions, allowing real-time reporting, viewing, and storing of data. In essence, Reality makes the processes of capturing, controlling, generating and executing tasks much simpler. With Reality, organisations can have greater control over their operational systems that hold crucial information related to planning, engineering, procurement, fabrication, engineering, and construction phases.
“Reality isn’t just a tool for management; it’s a practical assistant to front-line, hands-on workers tasked with monitoring, surveying, repairing, and building projects,” highlights Bell. Reducing the repetitive inputs at the behest of its automation capabilities, the robust software streamlines the process flow and successfully improves reaction times to safety-critical issues using its instant accessibility factor. Additionally, MODS Reality offers detail and clarity with its 360-degree panoramic viewer and enables customers to annotate the scope of work and tag equipment, measure distances and areas, filter searches, and link the visual with project information.
That’s not all; MODS Management's web-based application uses mobile technology throughout the lifecycle of the project to identify actions using notifications, link data through intelligent tags, and thereby adds value to clients’ business proposition. Moreover, Reality offers customisable management tools with user-defined roles/responsibilities that can be tailored according to clients’ business objectives. Ranging from editing terminology for titles to percentages for weighting stages in the tracking process to identifying elements for project view in widgets dashboard to creating facility/ warehouse locations, MODS Reality can modify terminologies to suit clients’ requirements.
Simplify the Complex
With a straightforward laser scanning process, organisations can enable MODS Reality to operate and get it up and running. MODS Management offers full/part asset scans of customers’ systems depending on their digital preferences. Through proper scanning, Reality captures dimensional data for design and fabrication purposes and eventually establishes a global coordinated reference grid. Furthermore, MODS Dimensional Control provides best-in-class point-cloud data by using the latest scanning technology operated by qualified surveyors, ensuring high-quality scanning coverage of the asset with utmost clarity and details. The records are then stored as small data sets in Cloud-based Access software for increased manageability. Ideal for project planning and management, the cloud-based software also allows assigning of single or multi-link items, scheduling and tracking project start-finish dates, raising/handling of queries, and many more functionalities.
With an inbuilt ability to generate reports and digital fabrication dossiers along with the scope of work, Reality helps managers create unparalleled Digital Deliverables that include the ability to attach drawings and reference documents, specify instructions and dates, and more. In addition, Reality offers Integrity management control, full revision regulation, and a lock-out function while being paper-less and fully accessible anytime, anywhere. With a user-intuitive interface, getting started with Reality is a cakewalk. MODS Management also provides training videos to assist customers in using Reality across any operating system (Android or iOS) and device. In short, Reality gives a customer the ability to critically access linked data and virtually visualise their operating plants, thereby reducing logistics and increasing safety with reduced POB (Personnel On Board) by allowing activities such as GVI (General Visual Inspection), predictive engineering, and others.
To further illustrate the value that MODS Reality brings to the table, Bell cites a customer success story. MODS Management lifted one of its clients out of the doldrums after a leak was identified on an asset offshore that needed a replacement spool to be fabricated—it was classed as a Priority One task. The client admitted that this would have taken close to a week from leak notification through to refit and test. MODS Reality changed this dramatically. A spool failure was confirmed in the scan, detailed dimensional information extracted, and fabrication isometric created. The replacement spool was then fabricated and tested onshore ready for shipping to the platform within three days of the defect being identified. This case perfectly demonstrates the quick turnaround that can be achieved for efficient analysis and appropriate rectification works, reducing the safety risks for people and hugely reducing cost in comparison with traditional survey methods.
Safe to say, with Reality at its core, MODS Management is challenging the status quo in the oil and gas sector. The company is currently working with its partner Japanese Gas Corporation (JGC) and aims to expand its automation capabilities by incorporating the latest digital technologies like AI. Banking on its deep-seated experience in the oil and gas paradigm, MODS Management looks forward to further scripting a new narrative in the energy realm.
Description MODS Management utilises its extensive engineering experience in the energy sector to drive digital transformation and design effective fit-for-purpose solutions. The company’s industrial software applications help operators and EPCs with planning, execution, and operations handover of maintenance, brownfield, and greenfield projects. With a singular focus on driving digital transformation in the energy sector, the company has developed a high-definition point-cloud solution, MODS Reality, to bring critical knowledge to life and accelerate customers’ performance, fuel their 4.0 strategies, optimise profitability, and save costs. The company is currently working with its partner Japanese Gas Corporation (JGC) and aims to expand its automation capabilities by incorporating the latest digital technologies like AI