Greenfield or implementation stages of a project are typically very focused on the project needs, costs and a schedule which drives a prioritisation of information needed at that time. Information required for operational stages of the project normally have “second priority”. This typically leads to a significant effort to collect missing information as well as restructuring the project information to meet the requirements and needs from engineers and others involved in operational activities. Production cannot start with major gaps in the information required for operations. The effort to fill the gaps represents a significant cost and puts the project schedule at risk.
SHAREcat is built to support both initial project and operational requirements. It provides a shared environment to gather, validate and deliver in all phases. SHAREcat will enable direct and dynamic hand over to reduce costs significantly and meet deadlines. As information required by operations is built dynamically through the project, production planning and maintenance planning can also start much earlier.