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China National Offshore Oil Corporation Selects Intergraph® SmartPlant® Foundation
May 10, 2011 (07:05 PM EDT)


Largest Chinese offshore oil and gas producer selects next-generation information management solution to manage engineering data

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the largest offshore oil and gas producer in China, has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Foundation to manage the engineering information of its offshore platforms and oil fields as part of CNOOC's Engineering Digital Information System (EDIS) project.

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CNOOC sought to set up a sophisticated information management system and selected Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation because the company determined that it is the most advanced and technically superior solution available in the market. SmartPlant Foundation will be used to develop EDIS, which will manage the engineering information of 33 offshore platforms for three of CNOOC's four oil fields, located in Tianjin, Shenzhen and Zhangjiang. SmartPlant Foundation's data-centric capabilities and single-source-of-information concept will support all of the company's requirements, including the management and implementation of engineering changes for enhanced safety, improved quality of data and increased productivity and efficiency.

SmartPlant Foundation is the leading, standards-based Capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) solution for the process, power and marine industries. It has been selected as the information management and integration system of choice by more than 450 companies, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and owner operators worldwide in projects both large and small. SmartPlant Foundation has the broadest solution footprint in the industry with capabilities that span the entire project life cycle, ranging from simple document management to configuration management in highly regulated industries. Its forte is the ability to manage massively interrelated, interdependent and rapidly evolving data that is the backbone of SmartPlant Enterprise, Intergraph's multi-discipline integrated engineering suite, as well as being the platform for integrated applications such as SmartPlant Construction and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators.

"We are extremely confident that our EDIS project, built on SmartPlant Foundation, will be successful," said Mr. Jin Xiaojian, general manager of the Engineering & Construction department at CNOOC. "Intergraph has a highly experienced and knowledgeable SmartPlant Foundation implementation team in China to support our EDIS project, and we expect to expand this project in the future to include the rest of our existing offshore platforms."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph's Process, Power & Marine president, said, "SmartPlant Foundation is the industry-standard solution for information management, ensuring secure access to engineering information of onshore and offshore assets whenever and wherever it is needed. CNOOC's selection of SmartPlant Foundation clearly validates its value as a proven, data-centric solution to manage tremendous amounts of data over the lifetime of a project and is well-suited for challenging, large-scale projects, such as the EDIS project for China's biggest offshore oil and gas producer."

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analysis firm, ranked Intergraph the No. 1 overall engineering design 3D software and process engineering tools (PET) provider worldwide according to its PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013.

About CNOOC

China National Offshore Oil Corporation is one of the largest state-owned oil companies and the largest offshore oil and gas producer in China. Established in 1982, CNOOC has its headquarters in Beijing and it now has 65,800 employees with a registered capital of RMB 94.9 billion. The organization has evolved from an upstream company into an integrated energy company, possessing high-performance core business and other related businesses along the value chain. Through sustainable growth and innovation, CNOOC aims to become a world-class international energy company. For more information, visit www.cnooc.com.cn.

About Intergraph

Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data to make processes and infrastructure better, safer and smarter. The company's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction, operation and data management of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially powered solutions to the public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government, transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries. Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is an independent subsidiary for SG&I's U.S. federal and classified business.

Intergraph is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB, (Nordic exchange: HEXA B) and (Swiss exchange: HEXN). For more information, visit www.intergraph.com and www.hexagon.se.

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