Operation and Maintenance

Operations and maintenance optimization efforts both in the offshore and land-based industries over the last few years have been increased significantly due to current challenges in the sectors. Major focus has been on use of technological means and operational improvements seeking production, safety, and environmental benefits.

Process plant by night

A considerable potential still exists to optimize O&M of production assets through various solutions, where technological, operational, process-related, and even managerial aspects can bring significant positive impact in value creating processes. 

Industries have been presented with various O&M optimization solutions over the years varying from Total Quality and plant automation, to Business process re-engineering. Various tools and instruments for both operational and technological improvements have also been available from time to time. The history has taught that “there is no one size that fits for all” as the business conditions can vary from place to place. In addition, both offshore and land-based industry can draw lessons learned and knowledge from each other to improve performance and value creations. This needs exchange of valuable experience and exploring effective and smart solutions in operational, technological, and managerial aspects that help support the O&M optimization efforts.

This Knowlege Hub is the meeting place for those who have a passion and professional interests on the subject. It provides a collaborative support platform among the experts in the region for learning, innovation, and professional development.

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Ongoing Group Project: Next Generation Maintenance Management

While flexibility is essential for the industry in today’s fast changing world, standard frameworks are still necessary for certain tasks.  Maintenance operations are one of them.  The objective of this project is to develop a maintenance framework for the modern industry. 

The methodology to attain a new framework includes:

  1. Reviewing current trends and industrial cases on standard implementation
  2. Analyze and modify the Petroleum Safety Authority framework in current use 
  3. Evaluate how the modified framework can be integrated at an organizational & ISO level

Previous themes covered:

05. April 2016 (UiS): Standardization in Statoil

  • Nils Martin Rugsveen, Leading Advisor Maintenance Management, Statoil ASA

01. June 2016 (UiS): "Application of Asset Management Framework: Business potential and expected impact."

  • Geir Hoff, Gassco
  • Prof. Mohsen Assadi, UIS

18. november 2016 (UiS): Standardization of OM framework based on ISO55000 requirements

  • Kjerstin Bakke, Statnett

09. march 2017 (UiS): Next Generation Maintenance Management

  • group work session

12. may 2017 (UiS): Next Generation Maintenance Management

  • group work session

15. september 2017 (UiS): Next Generation Maintenance Management

  • group work session

17. November 2017 (UiS): Next Generation Maintenance Management

  • group work session

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