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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fact that a facility may have been in operation for a number of decades, critical information may be incompatible or outdated and this information will most likely be scattered in unofficial storage locations or lost due to key employee attrition.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: Anand Laxshmivarahan
Posted: 10/12/2017
Anand Laxshmivarahan looks from the inside out at how next generation IT is going to revolutionise the energy business Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 10/10/2017
refinery sunset
In the follow up to his previous exploration of the so-called “asset swamp”, John Woodhouse outlines a four-point checklist for switching to a culture based on demand-driven data specification Full Content »
Contributor: Kyla Mandel
Posted: 09/20/2017
oil rig
In our continuing focus on decommissioning on the UK continental shelf, Kyla Mandel examines a recent study on the atmospheric hazards of depleted wells in British waters Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 09/19/2017
The fact is, most companies just don’t know what to do with the majority of the data they’re collecting. So it just sits there.

Demand-driven data is what companies should strive for. In this article, John Woodhouse highlights the pre-preparation and realisation needed to make this process work. Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 09/13/2017
Successful asset management is predicated on a clear understanding of the intention of the system prior to implementation. John Woodhouse points to four main mistakes that businesses make when putting in place EAM software and offers ways to avoid these derailments Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 09/07/2017
In John Woodhouse’s continuing series on the science of asset management, he identifies why a system to manage assets is so detrimentally-confused with maintenance software Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 08/30/2017
IT has become the backbone of most modern enterprise, facilitating the entire business journey. In this article, John Woodhouse illustrates four areas in which IT can be a key enabler for asset-heavy organisations Full Content »
Contributor: John Woodhouse
Posted: 08/23/2017
asset life
In the final part in his series on asset management, John Woodhouse proposes a new way of thinking about the asset journey and the realities to confront along the way Full Content »
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 frequently 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 »
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