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Improving offshore facilities management, operations and maintenance

New techniques to improve operations and maintenance of offshore facilities
Brian Maclennan
» operations superintendent
» Petrofac
Neil Wragg
» Neil Wragg, Reliability & Availability
» GL Noble Denton

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops

On March 20th, Digital Energy Journal is organising an event for people involved in offshore facilities management, maintenance and operations, to share experiences and talk about ways to improve decision making, to maximise safety, uptime and efficiency. There is no admission fee.

There are methods being developed where you only inspect or maintain items which actually need inspection or maintenance – and make accurate predictions about what components are likely to fail before the fail. It all makes operations safer, more efficiently run and prolongs the life of the field. Are there tools which you could make more use of in your organisation?

This is the first event we are aware of covering improving offshore maintenance, operations and facilities management making use of all the methods and technologies which have been developed - we hope you will find it a useful event to meet and discuss with your colleagues.

Limited places available, register now to secure your place!


9:25 Karl Jeffery - Editor
Digital Energy Journal
Chairman's introduction

Karl Jeffery is editor of Digital Energy Journal and managing director of Future Energy Publishing, which also publishes Tanker Operator magazine and Carbon Capture Journal. He was previously co-founder and editor of Digital Ship Ltd, a publishing company focussing on IT in the shipping sector. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

Digital Energy Journal
Founded in 2006, Digital Energy Journal is the world's leading magazine for digital technology in the upstream oil and gas industry, covering developments in exploration, drilling and production, covering IT infrastructure, software, automation and people. We produce 6 issues per year, distributed by print and pdf, and an e-mail newsletter every Friday
9:30 Brian Maclennan - operations superintendent
Streamlining the AtEX inspection process by implementing effective, paperless Ex maintenance and inspection strategies

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Talk Description.
This talk will be co-presented with Terrington Data Management
Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world's leading energy companies. Petrofac designs, builds, manages and maintains oil, gas, refining, petrochemicals and renewable energy infrastructure. Our purpose is to enable our clients to meet the world's evolving energy needs. Our six values - safe; ethical; innovative; responsive; quality & cost conscious; driven to deliver - are at the heart of everything we do.

Petrofac's core markets are in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the UK North Sea, where we have built a long and successful track record of safe, reliable and innovative execution, underpinned by a cost-effective and local delivery model with a strong focus on in-country value. We operate in several other significant markets, including India, South East Asia and the United States. We have 11,500 employees based across 31 offices globally. Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC).

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10:00 Brendan Kelly, - VP Global Business Development
AVEVA Solutions Ltd
Access to and unlocking the value of engineering information in operations

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Talk Description.
Delivering Operations Information Integrity demands that engineering
and operational information is consistent between applications,
complete across different disciplines and accessible globally. These three
simple principles are the essential building blocks of AVEVA’s information
management solutions. Only when information is managed in this way
can Owner Operators and their EPC contractors perform effectively.

Most plants today use many different applications which lock data away
in ‘silos’ of proprietary information. These isolated structures contain
disconnected data formats that simply don’t communicate with each
other and cannot be shared to enable uniform and consistent access and
updates. This seriously hampers the ability of the system to deliver across
the entire range of operational business requirements.

AVEVA’s growing Owner Operator solution suite creates a data-neutral
environment for all your operational information, regardless of the
original application source.
AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, drives digital transformation for industrial organizations managing complex operational processes. Through Performance Intelligence, AVEVA connects the power of information and artificial intelligence (AI) with human insight, to enable faster and more accurate decision making, helping industries to boost operational delivery and sustainability. Our cloud-enabled data platform, combined with software that spans design, engineering and operations, asset performance, monitoring, and control solutions, delivers proven business value and outcomes to over 20,000 customers worldwide, supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 5,500 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 6,000 employees at 90 locations in more than 40 countries.

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10:30 Deb Chakraborty - Asset Management Consultant for Process, Energy and Utility Sectors
Predictive Asset Management

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Talk Description.
Applying pattern recognition and predictive techniques for improved asset management. Adding insight to Maintenance and Operations to make proactive interventions for safer and more productive assets.
The presentation will focus on: -
- Failure Modes, Effects and Cause Analysis
- Pattern recognition across several data sources - structured and unstructured data, system and ad-hoc
- Actions to intervene: range of options to increase uptime, depending on likelihood of failure
- Condition monitoring and confidence in predictions.
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world''s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM''s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.
11:00 Break
11:30 Andrew Martin - Technical Manager
Lloyd’s Register
Applying Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) to improve reliability and reduce planned maintenance costs

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Talk Description.
Using risk profiling to focus maintenance effort where most value can be added taking into account safety, environmental, regulatory, financial and reputational consequences.

• RBM as part of a holistic approach to Asset Performance Management
• The RBM methodology
• Using operational feedback to provide a continual improvement path
• Experiences in using RBM for a variety of equipment types.
Andrew is responsible for all aspects of promoting and applying risk based maintenance using consulting and software toolsets to achieve maintenance cost savings and reliability improvement. Andrew has over 20 years maintenance consulting experience the last 10 years of which have focussed on risk based approaches.

Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd's Register is a global professional services organisation specialising in engineering and technology solutions. Our experts advise and support clients to improve the safety and performance of complex projects, supply chains and critical infrastructure. We help to keep the world moving safely, efficiently and sustainably.

Lloyd's Register is the world's first marine classification society, created more than 260 years ago to improve the safety of ships. Now our technical expertise is offered in more than 70 countries, by more than 6,000 employees, across many industries. The profits we generate fund our shareholder, Lloyd's Register Foundation, a global charity whose mission is to enhance the safety of life and property. Our independence means we provide reliable, impartial and informed advice.

All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day; working together for a safer world.
12:00 Neil Wragg - Neil Wragg, Reliability & Availability
GL Noble Denton
Measuring up! How does the performance of your facility rank within the industry

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Talk Description.
Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM modelling) can be used to benchmark production efficiency against ‘industry standard’ levels of performance.

Using this approach, asset owners and operators are able to identify, quantify and prioritise performance improvement opportunities.
Neil has over 17 years experience working in the Oil & Gas industry.

Currently managing GL Noble Denton's global portfolio of RAM and Reliability projects.

Extensive track record in Project Management and New Business Development.

Technical Expertise:

RAM Modelling
Asset Optimisation
Asset Integrity Management
Water Resilience Modelling
Process Design Engineering
Commercial Engineering
Safety Reliability
Fault Tree Analysis
SIL Assessment

GL Noble Denton
GL Noble Denton is a world class technical service provider for the oil and gas industry. We help to design, build, install and operate oil and gas onshore, maritime and offshore assets to ensure safety, sustainability and superior value.
12:30 Panel discussion with all morning speakers
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13:00 Lunch and close
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