Caesar II is specialized software used to evaluate the structural responses of piping systems against specified international codes and standards. The software analyzes pipe stress response to thermal, pressure and deadweight loads, it can measure the impact of wave and seismic loads, as well as pipe support settlement and wind load, and it can evaluate support lift off and gap closure and friction. Caesar II uses advanced graphics to aid presentation, analysis, and modeling, and it can be customized for use in different industrial applications. It enables the users to collect accurate data from the design through powerful bi-directional links to piping CAD software called CADWorx.
Catalogue management can form the basis for e-marketplace, e-procurement, supply chain management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) in the sector. Challenges in effective design and implementation of digital catalogue management systems include design and modeling, translation, standardization, indexing, publishing, and version management.
Cloud computing is a method of delivering IT services where resources and data are retrieved from the Internet using web-based applications and tools, and not through a direct connection to a server. Cloud computing makes it possible to store files and data remotely from the workplace and reduces the need for a local storage device or computer hard drive. However, to access data in the cloud, a user must have access to the web. Cloud-computing technology enables employees in the oil and gas sector to work remotely and to analyze extensive amounts of data at a lower cost. Delfi is an example of a cutting-edge software system that utilizes cloud computing to coordinate oil well data. By analyzing how wells are designed, drilled, and configured for production, the software program can maximize output for an oilfield and dramatically cut down costs.
Cloud storage is a model of cloud computing that stores information on the Internet via a cloud service provider who operates and manages data storage. The cloud storage provider delivers just-in-time storage capacity on demand to the client, which eliminates the need for the client to purchase and manage its own data infrastructure and storage. For companies in the oil and gas sector with large data storage requirements, cloud storage can provide agility, durability, and global scale, along with “anywhere, anytime” data access. Cloud storage can be purchased from third-party cloud vendors who can deliver it online as a “pay-as-you-go” model. The cloud storage vendor will manage the security, durability, and capacity to make data accessible to the company’s applications anywhere in the world. Many vendors also provide complementary services aimed at helping clients collect, secure, analyze, and manage data on a massive scale.