Engineering institute chooses 3D design tool

January 9th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Ugraneftegaz Project, a Russian engineering design institute specialising in the oil and gas industry, has selected Intergraph Smart 3D software from Hexagon PPM to improve design integrity and interoperability between different engineering disciplines. Among the key reasons cited for choosing the software are its rule-based architecture combined with positive references from other design institutes in the region. Ugraneftegaz Project required a solution that would enable the company to automate design rules and allow rule-driven and data-centric engineering processes. Ugraneftegaz Project will use Smart 3D in an upcoming upstream project with Gazprom Neft. The field includes 68 oil wells each with a production capacity of more than 500 tons per year. The company will be designing and engineering the diesel storage system for the new field with Hexagon PPM solutions. Ugraneftegaz Project also expects the use of PPM solutions to enhance the integrity of its 3D design data as well as integration, especially between electrical and instrumentation disciplines. Smart 3D is a next generation, data-centric, and rule-driven solution that enables an iterative design environment for EPCs and owner operators alike. For more information about the solution, visit

Contact Erika Ahvenainen, Hexagon PPM,