This paper addresses the current oil & gas industry need for awareness and how to accelerate use of international standardization efforts, with focus on multi-disciplinary ISO standards and business governance. Qualified compliant use of ISO standards can unlock necessary business value and is a means to achieve cost-efficiency, HSE objectives, and minimize climate impact. The user domain encompasses regulatory bodies, oil and gas companies, drilling companies, engineering companies, equipment manufacturers, research & consultancies.
The ISO/TC67 Working Group “Reliability engineering and technology" has responsibility for reliability and cost related ISO standards within the Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. The portfolio of the multi-disciplinary ISO standards is internationally acknowledged and has recently been updated by many new standards that the global user domain can benefit from to achieve cost-reducing technologies. Reliability and cost is part of the equation in innovative technology development processes to enforce quality and minimize risk, and enable new technology meets overall business performance objectives.
This paper gives highlights of the following ISO standards and a roadmap for their application:
Company applications are presented to show examples in technology development, project development, and oil & gas field operations. Standards relation to digitalization of oil and gas industry will also be addressed, eg. how “reliability communication” between oil company and supplier can benefit from use of the latest ISO standard 14224. Contractual framing of reliability and Key Performance Indicators is also be presented.
This ISO standardization work is based on international expert team efforts by many countries, and in collaboration with IOGP. The work supports the ISO/TC67 Mission: “To create value-added standards for the oil and gas industry," and the ISO/TC67 Vision: “International standards used locally worldwide.”
This document demonstrates the use of SAP Notification type R1 and ISO 14224 failure coding for capturing risk scenarios for process equipment. Since risk scenarios are simply hypothetical failures, the same failure coding used to document actual failures can and should be used. Thereby, failure scenarios can be validated by operational experience.
Facilities risk management is a process of identifying risk through risk assessment, risk ranking, and applying safeguards to mitigate risk. A certain amount of risk reduction “credit” is taken for each safeguard applied. Follow-up “safeguard validation” is needed to ensure assumed risk credit is actually realized. Recording risk scenarios as structured relational data greatly simplifies safeguard validation and enables automated reporting processes (exception checking) to be used.
SAP Plant Maintenance is a powerful tool for facilities asset management. With proper architecture and methods, companies can query hundreds of thousands of records simultaneously for high-quality information with which to make operational decisions. Unfortunately issues associated with software selection, implementation, and usage greatly diminish the effectiveness of the new ERP tools, in many cases rendering those systems into electronic equivalents of manual filing systems. Data merging and assessment remain a data mining exercise for many companies. The quality of corporate decision-making suffers as a result, which in turn can lead to less than optimal operational performance, and safety and environmental incidents. Causes of these issues include lack of standard data practices, lack of engineering science and practical experience in solution design.