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Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Selected for Ichthys LNG Project

     Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise Selected for Ichthys LNG Project

Leading oil and gas operator to use Intergraph technology to manage
information for mega-project in Australia

PR Newswire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 18, 2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Intergraph^® SmartPlant^®
Enterprise has been selected by INPEX, operator of the Ichthys LNG Project in
Australia. INPEX has implemented SmartPlant Enterprise solutions for the
Ichthys LNG Project, including SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO)
as its information management system, SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine^® 3D
(collectively known as Smart 3D), SmartPlant Instrumentation, SmartPlant P&ID
and SmartPlant Electrical.

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The Ichthys LNG Project is a joint venture between INPEX and Total, Tokyo Gas
and other participants. Gas from the Ichthys field, in the Browse Basin
approximately 200 kilometers offshore Western Australia, will undergo
preliminary processing offshore to remove water and extract condensate. The
condensate will be pumped to the FPSO facility anchored nearby, from which it
will be transferred to tankers for delivery to markets. The gas will be
exported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin via an 889-kilometer
subsea pipeline. The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce 8.4 million
tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with
approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak. The operational
life of the facilities will be approximately 40 years, with the offshore
facilities staying on station continuously, making it a huge and complex
project. INPEX sought to eliminate the handover state and its associated costs
by better information management throughout the Ichthys LNG Project
development.

"Intergraph technology combined with our drive towards consolidating our
handover documentation in the Intergraph environment is fundamental to
delivering our vision of an integrated information management system with a
single point of access," said Conor Walker, Operations Director of the Ichthys
LNG Project. "We anticipate an expanded role for Intergraph tools as the
project progresses into the operating phase, leveraging from the increasing
volume of data held in the engineering data warehouse, which has been built on
the SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators platform."

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine President, said, "The
Ichthys LNG Project is a prime example of world-class projects in Australia
attracting strong investment in the region, driving continued growth locally.
Intergraph remains committed to supporting our customers in Australia and
around the world with our innovative engineering solutions and services.
SmartPlant Enterprise will deliver enhanced safety, quality and productivity
to INPEX for this mega-project."

Leading plant owners choose SPO to enable them to rapidly implement
Intergraph's preconfigured business processes to support both CAPEX and OPEX
phases of the plant life cycle. SPO is specifically designed for asset owners
to enhance plant safety, reliability and interoperability, while ensuring
information integrity across the owner operator system landscape.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as
the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design solutions for
industry according to its "Engineering Design Tools for Industry and
Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2016."

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, including ERDAS technologies, to the
public safety and security, defense and intelligence, government,
transportation, photogrammetry, and utilities and communications industries.
Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Intergraph Corporation responsible for the SG&I U.S. federal business.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global
provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable
customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present
data.

For more information, visit www.intergraph.com. 

© 2012 Intergraph Corporation. All rights reserved. Intergraph is part of
Hexagon. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of
Intergraph Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other
countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective
owners.

SOURCE Intergraph

Website: http://www.intergraph.com
Contact: Eileen Tan, Senior Communications Specialist, Asia-Pacific, +61 3
9856 1936, Eileen.Tan@Intergraph.com
 
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