Oil and Gas
Unrivalled Oil and Gas Experience
BPD Zenith has been helping global operators for over 20 years, during which time we have gained extensive experience of how they do their maintenance management and supply chain business.
With a global reliance on energy and fluctuating oil prices, the industry must ensure their critical assets are maintained in line with safety, production and legislative requirements, whilst driving down operating expenses.
From small independents to leading multinationals, BPD helps operators to implement Maximo solutions which enables them to achieve success sooner, safer and more efficiently.
Our Oil and Gas Offerings
Having successfully delivered over 30 asset transitions and new assets worldwide, we have developed a standardized model for work management based on tried and tested business processes. Our Oil and Gas solution embeds industry best practice into a set of 50 business process templates that help to accelerate Maximo deployments.
The overall effect is to provide Oil and Gas companies with a competitive advantage for managing their complex onshore and offshore assets. We achieve this through our innovative Oil and Gas offerings which include:
Meet delivery schedules – managing and maintaining assets and resources whilst scheduling outages to improve availability and reliability in order to make deadlines, meet SLAs and satisfy customers
Preserve capital – effective maintenance to extend the useful life of assets to defer new purchases and improve ROI for all assets
Reduce operating expenses – streamline operations, reduce labour costs, remove excess and obsolete inventory spares, and consolidate key systems
Increase operational equipment effectiveness – eliminate recurrent failure stops and reducing changeover times
Prepare for regulatory changes – dynamic infrastructure supports the ability to adapt quickly, increase governance and reporting
Leverage the active monitoring of asset health to maximize production efficiency whilst predicting failure with AI and monitoring technology
Support asset and facility maintenance and manufacturing concepts such as RCM, TPM and GMP
Reduce maintenance costs – improve productivity/reliability/quality, deferring non-essential maintenance activities, standardize and enforce processes
Maximo also provides a natural alignment with the current PAS 55 asset management or future ISO 55000 standard
IoT in Oil and Gas – The Next Step
Within the Oil and Gas industry, there is significant scope to enhance maintenance operations with connected assets. Many items of plant and equipment are already capable of providing data to Maximo.
It is now possible to leverage this data alongside data provided by other sensors, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to its interpretation. AI then uses the data to consider such things as temperature, running speed and vibration offering a more complete and accurate asset health insight into potential improvement opportunities.
There is the potential to protect lone workers on platforms through the use of wearable technology, connected PPE, Geofencing and AI. Workers can now be easily located, know where other workers are, and what operating conditions they are working in. Fall alerting is also automated within this solution area.
BPD Zenith is working with the IBM IoT platform to build and develop these solutions with PoCs. It is clear that the technology can greatly assist in work management within hazardous environments – whilst providing methods and accuracy by which the cost of maintenance can be significantly reduced.