Work Smarter, Not Harder Cutting Fat through Maintenance Optimisation

In an industry like Oil and Gas when margins are tight and profits rest on a fluctuating market, one of the toughest questions to answer is how to keep down costs without compromising safety and integrity. With heavy investment in assets, a proactive approach needs to be used in order to ensure that resources are protected and enhanced. As the …

Low Cost Oil – High Cost Extraction – OPEX Reduction Necessary

Introduction Once again, we find ourselves in a market slump caused by rising costs and, on this occasion, tumbling oil price.  To many, that may seem like just another dip in the cycles experienced across the industry, typical of the surges and dips evident across the years.  However, whilst that may reflect the industry as a whole, that simplistic view …

Offshore Asset integrity – Lessons learned from the aviation industry

Brian Mercer, Director of Project Management at new UK engineering consultancy, Theon Limited, and Director of Industry Technology Facilitator, believes the global offshore industry can make strides in terms of improving its offshore asset integrity. Bringing knowledge from his aviation background, Brian, formerly a Royal Air Force Wing Commander engineer, believes an increasing focus on predictive and preventative maintenance alongside …