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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fact that a facility may have been in operation for a number of decades, critical information may be incompatible or outdated and this information will most likely be scattered in unofficial storage locations or lost due to key employee attrition.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: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 07/20/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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 »
Posted: 02/17/2016
Performance Management Oil and EnergyAsset Performance Management (APM) solutions are being revisited by end users as they, like many other applications in the Digital Oilfield have underperformed relative to customer expectations.  It is believed that one of the challenges past in performance management in oil and energy is that APM products Full Content »
Posted: 02/17/2016
The ageing assets present the Oil and Gas industry with a continuous and growing challenge.There is incorrect or missing legacy information, lack of integrity, unsafe situations and inefficient execution of operation and maintenance. Given that a facility may have been in operation for a number of decades, critical information may be incompatible o Full Content »
Posted: 02/17/2016
Handover costs for a USD1 billion facility can be up to USD 20 million. It is therefore critical for Owner Operators to achieve timely EPC handover, and avoid production delays caused by incorrect or incomplete asset data.Managing the handover of data and documentation from projects to operations is especially daunting. The volumes are vast – even Full Content »
Posted: 02/17/2016
Oil prices have fallen sharply in recent months, which has had a significant impact on the oil and gas industry worldwide. As a result, the industry demands higher productivity and lower costs, meaning numerous greenfield projects have been put on hold and plant lifecycles have to be prolonged.Many Owner Operators (OOs) increasingly focus on ways Full Content »
Posted: 02/17/2016
The desire to automate business processes and remote connectivity in critical infrastructure is rising due to the efficiencies gained through the interconnection of standard IT or “business” networks to these critical operational systems or Operational Technology (OT). And due to the modernization of technologies used in critical infrastructure – Full Content »
Posted: 02/17/2016
In order to fulfil growing demands, a plant must produce its commodities in the most efficient manner possible. Plant owners cannot afford costly shutdowns that disrupt production of valuable goods. A key component in that is having an effective plant maintenance program in place.

Within this, asset life-cycle information management (ALIM) is important because it provides the base information that is used to support plant floor activities such as maintenance, repairs, inspection, and isolation, as well as supporting functions such as process safety management, asset integrity management, design modification and maintenance planning.

Watch this webinar and learn how you can attain operations and maintenance excellence Full Content »
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