We offer consulting for the optimization of asset integrity through the complete lifespan of your project. From the early planning stage, right to the decommissioning stage.
These early and late stages are very important. While it can be tempting to get to the drilling stage as soon as possible in order to get revenue flowing, extra care and attention in the early planning stages will eliminate downtime and increase revenue overall.
Likewise, the decommissioning process can be almost an afterthought when it seems so far into the future. Safe and environmentally sound decommissioning needs to be done, and if it is factored into the life cycle planning then again. This means that costs can be minimized, and the industries name will not be tarnished by bad practice and sloppy abandonment.
We approach asset integrity with a balanced view of the following considerations:
- Cost cutting & efficiency.
- Performance enhancement/maximization.
- Regulatory adherence.
- Optimal safety requirements.
- Equipment longevity.
- Company direction, standards and ethics.
Some people ask which are the most important factors to consider, but we treat them equally, as failure in one area is likely to cause problems in others. If we see these 6 items as legs on a table, or spokes on a wheel, we understand that all are needed for structural functionality and a smooth production process.
In fact, if we found that we were working with an oil major, drilling contractor, or anyone who willfully disregarded any of these things, we will not continue. This isn’t just in the case of the obvious areas such as human safety, or equipment maintenance, but in all areas, even the smallest regulatory requirement which can be ignored. The reason that we work on this basis is because of a belief in discipline and good order. Small issues can turn into bigger ones, so are best found and rectified early.
Here are the main operational and asset integrity services that we offer:
– Rig Integrity Management program design and implementation
– Platform Integrity Management program design and implementation
– Initial Pre-Project Technical Evaluations / Visits to determine unit readiness and operability
– Integrity Management Consulting on an ad-hoc or project basis