Developed in collaboration with TechnipFMC, this is the oil and gas industry’s first recommended practice (RP) on how to build and quality-assure digital twins. It sets a benchmark for the sector’s varying approaches to building and operating the technology.
DNV-RP-A204 provides valuable guidance for digital twin developers, introduces a contractual reference between suppliers and users, and acts as a framework for verification and validation of the technology. It builds upon the principles of DNV’s Recommended Practices for the qualification of novel hardware technology and assurance of data and data-driven models.
This RP guides industry professionals through:
- assessing whether a digital twin will deliver to stakeholders’ expectations from the inception of a project
- establishing confidence in the data and computational models that a digital twin runs on
- evaluating an organization’s readiness to work with and evolve alongside a digital twin.
The methodology behind DNV-RP-A204 has been piloted with companies including Aker BP, Kongsberg Digital and NOV Offshore Cranes. It provides clarity on the definition of a digital twin; required data quality and algorithm performance, and requirements on the interaction between the digital twin and the operating system. It considers the digital twin as a collection of elements, with various levels of complexity, each with their own distinct role and function.
This RP underpins DNV’s assurance scheme for digital twins, covering inception, operation and evolution. By combining 20 years of experience in qualifying thousands of pieces of hardware with in-depth data science expertise, we help to build trust in the value of your digital twin.