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How the Oil and Gas industry can save hundreds of millions

15. June 2022

In a recent report (RNNP - March 2022) from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (Ptil) addressing the risk level in the Norwegian petroleum industry (onshore facilities) it is documented that a tremendous number of hours are allocated to maintaining and operating the facilities. For the 8 onshore facilities included in the report it is an aggregate of 10,3 million working hours – 5889 man-years. Of this, approximately 55% is externally contracted.

In 2021 approximately 4,2 million working hours are directly attributed to Preventive maintenance (~1,3 million), Corrective maintenance (~1 million), Modifications and Projects (~1,5 million) and revision stops (~0,5 million).

Despite these tremendous efforts allocated to maintenance the report documents that the monthly average backlog for preventive maintenance amounts to about 50 000 hours per month – out of which 3-4 000 hours are related to safety critical maintenance. In total for a year this means that there are close to 600 000 hours of preventive maintenance which is not done!

For corrective maintenance, the report documents a similar status - an average monthly backlog of more than 50 000 hours, of which 4-5 000 are related to safety critical maintenance. Again, for a full year this means that more than 600 000 hours of corrective maintenance are not done!

The report shows that a substantial number of hours (> 100 000 hours) is identified safety critical maintenance - but is not done. Rudimentary and lack of maintenance has proven to be a contributing factor to major accidents and proper maintenance is of course instrumental in avoiding major incident hazards.

What if the Norwegian Oil and Gas onshore industry could have a solution at hand that significantly improves the workday efficiency – remove the waste, increase the plan attainment – get more done, and at the same time improve the situational awareness, raise the HSSE mindset and have a good overview over work permits and safety barriers?

Customers and users of Visavi have documented improved workday efficiency, increased plan attainment and in general improved their organization’s performance in maintaining and operating their facilities.

On average, an improvement of more than 20% in workday efficiency is achieved by using Visavi – for the 8 Norwegian onshore facilities (Hammerfest LNG, Kollsnes, Kårstø, Mongstad, Nyhamna, Slagen, Sture and Tjeldbergodden), this would mean an efficiency gain of more than 850 000 working hours – way more than the 600 000 hours backlog on preventive maintenance, or corrective maintenance (or a saving of more than 425 million Norwegian kroner – with an average of NOK 500/hour).

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK have now implemented Visavi across 5 of their facilities in the UK. In this popular webinar, they talk about the significant efficiency and performance gains they have benefited from by implementing Visavi.

Please also watch our product demo to learn how Visavi will help your business achieve these substantial improvements.

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