ENIOS Technologies, Inc
Enabling the Refineries and Chemical Plants of Tomorrow
For companies in the refining and petrochemical industries, waiting until something goes wrong to worry about the consequences could be a billion dollar mistake. In these high-stakes markets, the only way to anticipate potential issues and guarantee peak efficiency of equipment and personnel is ENIOS.
ENIOS is combining the most advanced technologies with skilled, dedicated personnel to redefine how organizations in the refining and petrochemical industries manage their operations and data assets.
The ENIOS solution centers around our innovative Industrial Internet platform called Palladio. The two core differentiating factors between ENIOS Palladio and other data management systems (DMS) are 1) the creation of lists of items and the ability to connect discrete items in the plant to sensors and data sourcesdirectly from the plant piping and instrumentation diagram/drawings (P&IDs) (rather than from parts lists or compiled lists), and 2) that data from complex process systems is managed visually.
After over two decades of success in Europe, Palladio is ready for a substantially larger market in the US and western hemisphere. ENIOS has already landed our first major customer in the gas processing/petrochemical field, and expects to close the deal on another before the end of 2016.
In addition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has chosen ENIOS along with Aruba Networks to design and implement the technologies to create the “Refinery of the Future”. Our larger partners are currently making substantial investments in implementing a full scale pilot in a petrochemical facility located in Houston, Texas with ENIOS Palladio functioning as the “window” into this advanced system for users and managers. Completion of Phase 1 is set for March 2017.
To see why current DMS software “solutions” simply aren’t up to the task for the oil and gas industry, and what ENIOS is doing differently, read on!
Companies operating in asset intensive industries are challenged with increasing productivity, asset reliability, and profitability, while reducing operations and maintenance costs. Aging assets, expanding regulatory policies, and increasing transparency requirements only make these tasks harder.
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This is what current DMS solutions attempt to solve. But here’s the problem: these are catch-all softwares that attempt to be everything for everyone. They’re usually adapted to specific situations through multiple configurations and customizations. But at their core, they’re generic and ill-equipped to handle the unique challenges of petrochemical and other process plants.
Moreover, in many cases due to differences in regional management or through acquisitions, owner/operators may have a different DMS solution in every one of their plants, and often multiple DMS solutions in a given plant. This creates silos of data where ENIOS can serve as the unifying platform turning disparate data into actionable information.
Each process plant has its own peculiarities and unique characteristics. The job at hand is already demanding enough as is — the industry needs a DMS that isn’t mix-and-match, thrown together, and works well in one area, but not so great in another. We need a solution that simply works, for all our needs.
To fully understand the power of ENIOS Palladio, consider a typical petrochemical process plant:
The average estimated savings for a plant of this size when utilizing ENIOSPalladio exceeds $3 million each year (assuming an installed Palladio system with a complete set of data and documents, i.e fully implemented solution). Savings come from ten general areas:
1. Geo-Spatially Indexed Data Optimization
ENIOS Palladio stands alone in the marketplace as the only visually based, 4D, spatially indexed system built from the ground up for asset and asset integrity management for process systems. Data is consistent between five main points of access, each connected and indexed together. Data can be accessed directly from and between 1) a flat database hierarchy, 2) interactive P&IDs, 3) models, 4) point clouds, or 5) physical location. Locating an item in any one of the interface locates it in all interfaces simultaneously. This capacity can also be extended to traditional legacy applications such as Maximo, SAP, Meridium, etc., greatly extending their usefulness and power.
2. Time to Find
ENIOS Palladio easily allows any type of document or file to be linked or attached to its corresponding part, equipment, unit, area, or plant. All documents pertaining to a given asset may be retrieved with one click, or by simply specifying the location of the item within the physical process system.
3. P&ID Management – Maps and Drawings
ENIOS Palladio’s P&ID-centric method of linking and managing process P&IDs is a simple, easy to use system which solves and ends every process operator’s on-going problem of out-of-date or incorrect P&IDs, maps and drawings.
4. Report Distribution and Duplication
ENIOS Palladio provides a single repository and notification system for monthly operating reports and documentation. Data storage is reduced and confidence in the system is enhanced as a result of the ability to always access the correct version or update to a report. By simply sending notice of document availability and asking for direct acknowledgement, an undeniable source of savings is created.
5. Production Capacity Reduction and Shutdowns
With ENIOS Palladio’s user centric P&ID method of linking documents, reports, inspections, and other associated information, as well as its ability to be linked to other enterprise platforms such as SAP or Maximo, users always have immediate access to the up-to-date information needed to assess critical issues and reduce unwanted capacity reductions and shutdowns.
6. Data Entry from External Sources
With ENIOS Palladio’s ground up design for use by the actual personnel operating the plant, data entry is direct, streamlined, and automated. Data may be input directly into reports, transmitted by collection devices, imported from templates, or delivered by the sensor systems. Ease of data entry is a major benefit of the system. With no per-seat costs or undue complexity, users can directly input and use data as it is collected. Other asset management and integrity systems which are complicated and difficult to populate can access ENIOS Palladio’s complete and up to date database to correctly calculate their results.
7. Systems Coherence and Extension
Links between ENIOS Palladio and installed platforms, such as Maximo and SAP, enable those platforms to utilize the powerful visual and spatially based system as a common point of reference based on the actual physical item, or its location in the real world. Considerable benefits of interlinking include:
- Budget management of inspection and maintenance activities
- Streamlined work order processes
- Faster scheduling of maintenance activities
- Enhanced cross checking and compliance to and within P&IDs
- More complete datasets for analysis by management-facing software products
- Efficient, user-friendly access to complex data systems
8. Document Reconstructions
ENIOS Palladio creates a repository with immediate access to documentation or information associated to a part, equipment, area, unit, or facility. With integration into enterprise platforms such as SAP, Maximo, etc. any document can be found and referenced within moments removing questions of existence or improper storage that would lead to a recreation of needed documents.
ENIOS Palladio provides immediate access to documentation and confirmation of agreed procedures, testing, and maintenance on demand or in real time via the Palladio Risk Monitor.
10. Operator Stress and Loss of Production Resulting from Delayed Information
ENIOS Palladio provides immediate access to any documentation or information associated to a part, equipment, area, unit, or facility. Furthermore, the integration of Palladio provides an audit of past documentation with an existing part, equipment, area, unit, or facility making it possible to evaluate the current technical and integrity data at any given time.
In short, ENIOS Palladio enhances the value of other asset management platforms because it can bring previously siloed information together and make it searchable, so quality engineers can find the information about the equipment easier and make decisions quicker.
ENIOS Palladio is a proven product developed by our partner, Antea, who brings a 26-year history of providing a geo-referenced, graphical interface for tracking and maintaining asset and integrity information for complex infrastructures. Antea has a booming market in Europe with this technology and is helping us bring it to the US.
To help with our long sales cycles, we also rely on heavy strategic partner involvement from consulting and professional services group Hewlett PackardEnterprise.
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In addition to his role with ENIOS, Richard Lasater also serves as President and CEO of SmartGeoMetrics, and was the founder of its precursor and parent company SmartMultiMedia, Inc. Besides being a corporate leader and technologist, his experience includes imaging of the Space Shuttle Columbia for NASA and the National Park Services, imaging of the USS Missouri (BB63), and hundreds of petrochemical and process imaging projects. Lasater’s “Virtual Toolkit for HP Enterprise Series Tape Libraries” won a Society for Technical Communications Award of Excellence, and was one of the most downloaded training products utilized internally at Hewlett Packard. He’s also the architect of the unified ENIOS platform and 4D architecture, and the author of two patents related to LiDAR technology.
An accomplished business professional with over two decades of engineering program and project management experience, John Bergenske has an extensive background in executive leadership; strategic research, planning, development, and implementation; corporate reorganization, restructuring, and turnaround; and technical staff and financial management. Bergenske holds a BA in industrial technology with a minor in business, as well as a certificate from the AJI Network for their Business Professionals Course.
With over 10 years of experience with BIM/VDC in the construction industry delivering mega projects, Siavash Mohseni has an industry-wide reputation for proven leadership and experience in pioneering groundbreaking advance technology workflow solutions. As a VDC lead with Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Mohseni established new workflows for the implementation of RC and VDC. He personally researched, mastered, and integrated dozens of software packages, to customize and optimize VDC/RC projects with values up to $600MM. Mohseni’s graduate work includes an MS in mechanical and aerospace engineering from George Washington University, and an MS in management information systems from the University of Arizona.
Formerly a management consulting executive at Accenture, Jacque brings to ENIOS a decade of finance strategy and transformation experience in the oil and gas industry across the upstream, midstream, and oilfield services segments. He has extensive experience leading projects focused on driving operational improvements to enhance productivity and reduce costs as well as developing long term strategic plans for continued operational improvement. Former clients include small and medium sized energy companies and some of the largest international energy companies in the world. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Mississippi.
After a decade of working in the feature film industry with 20 plus films under his belt, including 2 oscars, and 3 oscar nominations, Gavin transitioned to emerging technologies, where he ran a media and software company. His time developing and creating tools, architecting solutions, and supervising teams on the cutting edge of technology production, helps to provide the knowledge and skills to identify, understand, and create the technologies and solutions of the future. Gavin graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Following his BSME, he spent a year in art school at the Academy of Art in San Francisco before pursuing his MS in Visualization Science at Texas A&M University.
For more than 20 years, David Bennett has successfully worked with energy and manufacturing clientele to develop, implement, and support business processes and workflows that maximize the impact of software, connectivity, and computing technology. His first major projects included database and software development to support risk assessments for NASA in the wake of the Challenger incident. Building on his NASA experience, he’s led major business and technology optimization efforts for organizations such as BP, Halliburton, and HL&P, helping optimize operations and improve user productivity. Bennett has also organized and led technology teams that deployed business, software, and technology solutions to improve efficiency and performance for organizations that include Schlumberger, Marathon, Shell, and BHP Billiton.
With 40 years of oil and gas experience, Ray Ledesma’s career has focused on upstream drilling and production operations and mid-stream gas pipelines, and been highlighted by opening up one of the first alternate gas pipeline routes out of the Barnett Shale gas region in North Texas. He got his start by training as a petroleum engineer with Amoco Production Company, before expanding his exposure with independent oil and gas companies, including his own exploration and production projects. He’s a 1977 graduate of Rice University, with a BS in chemical engineering.
Salva Dominico, Designer and Palladio Software Architect at Antea
Franco Gambatto, Head of Business Development at Antea
Jacque H. Passino, Client Principal, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Federico Russo, Palladio Software Architect at Antea
Fernando Verzotto, Founder and Chairman of Antea
Naeem Zafar, President & CEO TeleSense