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Integrity, HSE & Maintenance
Gas pipeline integrity, oil pipeline integrity, overall asset integrity, health safety and environment (HSE) concerns and the challenges posed by maintenance are more important today than ever before. As the oil price has fluctuated far below break-even prices for many of the world’s mature arenas, the pressure has been on those in the asset integrity fold to do more with less. The majority of assets in the industry have surpassed their original design-life, presenting the oil and gas sector with a continuous and growing challenge up to the point of decommissioning. Given the fact that a facility may have been in operation for a number of decades, critical information may be incompatible or outdated and this information will most likely be scattered in unofficial storage locations or lost due to key employee attrition. The human side of the HSE in oil and gas story will always be of paramount importance, especially after high-profile disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Although HSE in oil and gas is an amalgam of facility and personnel management, asset integrity management pricing is of little importance when the wellbeing of staff is involved. Oil & Gas IQ is proud to have pioneered information exchange in this space for many years and has built this resource centre to continue the essential management of the oil and gas industry’s critical infrastructure.
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Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 08/15/2017
In the fourth part of John Woodhouse’s assessment of asset management, he explores why the inevitability of major disasters still leaves companies shocked and in economic turmoil Full Content »
Contributor: Iain Poole
Posted: 08/14/2017
Decommissioning in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is going to be an expensive and uncertain business. According to The Decommissioning Company, operators in Europe are forecast to spend over £60 billion on decommissioning over the next 30 years.

In this article, veteran oil and gas industry consultant Iain Poole, explores the uncharted waters of North Sea decommissioning, and the major complications that could scupper the process for companies large and small. Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 08/08/2017
Asset management can make a significant impact when companies start thinking about the systems – the collections of assets that provide value – and stop focusing on maintenance of individual components. In the third part of John Woodhouse's series on asset management, we find out how Full Content »
Contributor: Diana Raicu
Posted: 08/07/2017
Recently, Oil & Gas IQ’s editor, Tim Haïdar, wrote his analysis of decommissioning on the UK and Norwegian Continental Shelves in a feature entitled Price woes have created a decommissioning maelstrom in the North Sea. Haïdar’s article was recently featured in The Press and Journal, Scotland’s oldest and most widely-circulated daily newspaper. Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 08/02/2017
two faces
In the second part of John Woodhouse's series on the asset management approach to the hazardous industries, he outlines the duality necessary to get the best out of this methodology Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 07/26/2017
In the wake of the oil price descent, improving asset management should be a key addition to the top of the strategic agenda for industries both large and small. In this first part of John Woodhouse's walk-through of the benefits of asset management, we take a look at four separate issues that could be solved by this emerging science. Full Content »
Contributor: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 07/20/2017
asset integrity
Click on the image below to see the full resolution of our first installment of the By the numb3rs infographic series. Full Content »
Posted: 12/13/2016
Maintaining productivity and safety standards in the face of declining prices and profits is a challenge for oil and gas companies.

In part one of our two-part series, Mike Stone, product manager of Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), gave an overview of cost-effective asset management in this environment. In part two, we dive into specific tools, processes, and resources that oil and gas companies can use to formulate a risk-based asset strategy. Full Content »
Posted: 06/23/2016
infor mike stone
When an organisation experiences decline in prices and profits, cutting costs and expenses becomes a higher priority. Yet, to remain viable for the long term, productivity and safety standards cannot be compromised. In this first part of a two-part interview, we speak with Mike Stone, product manager for Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), about how an oil and gas company can most cost-effectively maintain assets in this economy. Full Content »
Contributor: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 06/07/2016
AIM infographic
In a low oil price environment, oil and gas operators are now engaging in price-responsive strategies and the optimisation of existing assets. In the North Sea, many of these operating companies are looking at ways to re-evaluate maintenance, inspection and HSE practices to make ends meet. This infographic compiles statistics based on a recent survey of thousands of asset integrity professionals working in the field today. Full Content »
Posted: 02/17/2016
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear Chevron and IHS discuss a roadmap for effective process safety management to reduce the likelihood of significant incidents and maintain reliable operations. Full Content »
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