Petrotechnics http://www.petrotechnics.com Improving Production Efficiency & Lowering Operational Risk Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:27:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Petrotechnics Speaks to InnovOil About Production Efficiency Trends in the UKCS http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/petrotechnics-speaks-to-innovoil-about-production-efficiency-trends-in-the-ukcs http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/petrotechnics-speaks-to-innovoil-about-production-efficiency-trends-in-the-ukcs#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:27:10 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3569 ]]>

Petrotechnics’ Director of Product Marketing, Ken Ume, speaks to InnovOil about the UKCS production efficiency trends following the company’s participation in last month’s Production Efficiency 2014, hosted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers:

What technology advancements have had the greatest impact on production efficiency in recent years?

It is not any one particular product but it has been the introduction of digitisation of many of the business processes. The industry has made strides in better managing its silos (planning, maintenance, etc) and all have benefitted from digitisation. This increased technology has added its own levels of complexity; what average staff/workers need to do to get to the end result now involves complex technology and there is an issues around how to connect various disparate systems together. Whilst technology has been a boon it has led to new tensions running throughout operational activity management business processes.

How can best practices and knowledge be better shared amongst the industry?

The industry has been competitive for the longest time – by necessity – so it has been difficult to share best practice without potentially giving away a competitive advantage. This has to change, in particular in regards to best practice concerning safer operations. The journey to better cooperation between organisations has to start by establishing common languages that remove inconsistency, inequality and misunderstanding from operational data. There is a need for executives and technical authorities alike to share such a common language and participate in independent industry bodies to openly share information that everyone can understand in the same context.

Where does further research/investment need to be directed?

Investment still needs to be made into further technology but we have to look at technology from a different point of view. We can’t keep doing the same things that we’ve done in the past and so we need to invest in the technologies that rely upon modern techniques and that connect our business requirements to our business outcomes in a joined up way.

How can the industry work towards better life extension and asset management?

As our assets continue aging and the demands we place on them continue increasing, maintenance, planning and execution become increasingly crucial yet, as we know, maintenance backlogs are growing. We must find a way to better balance the planning and execution of maintenance with our production targets. The planning business process needs to become more connected to the day to day operations so that maintenance moves away from a plan, execute, repeat routine and we define our maintenance and work priorities according to risk and criticality. In this way, we can increase production efficiency, improve maintenance effectiveness and reduce the maintenance backlog.

How can effective policy work to combat declining trends in the UKCS?

Historically national policy has focussed understandably on improving personal safety (preventing slips, trips and falls) which has led to an inadvertent reduction in focus on process safety. It has also served to drive a tension between safety and production which manifests itself in levels of inefficiency in production This has also led to a proliferation of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) produced by different business functions designed to demonstrate compliance at a business function level. The increasing complexity of the modern UKCS environment has diminished the value of these KPIs and metrics as performance guides as well as safety indicators. Revised state national policy should evolve regulations to increase the focus of process safety as well as personal safety and require organisations to develop performance based indicators. Such indicators should then be encouraged for use to properly manage safety (personal and process) as well as the performance of people and assets (production). In this way, policy should be designed to encourage organisations to treat safety and production as complementary forces to help optimise overall production safety.

To read responses from the other contributors to the feature, head over to InnnovOil’s December issue here.

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Growth and innovation on the agenda as Fergus Ewing MSP and Petrotechnics discuss development of UK Continental Shelf http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/fergus-ewing-msp-and-petrotechnics-discuss-development-of-ukcs http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/fergus-ewing-msp-and-petrotechnics-discuss-development-of-ukcs#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:08:49 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3558 ]]>

Ministerial visit explores prospects for North Sea oil and gas industry. 

Aberdeen, UK, December 16 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions, was delighted to receive Fergus Ewing MSP and senior members of the Scottish Government’s Oil & Gas Unit at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters. With a portfolio including Energy and Enterprise, the Minister has a keen focus on fostering innovation within the North Sea oil and gas industry, and met with Petrotechnics’ CEO Phil Murray to discuss how the challenges faced by operators on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) can be addressed.

Petrotechnics believes that the key to addressing declining production efficiency, aging assets and growing maintenance backlogs is to provide an enterprise-wide view of risk in time, space, and cumulatively. This approach allows anyone, anywhere in an organisation to see and understand the potential impact of risk, meaning that better decisions can be made to get more of the right work done safely.

“It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Ewing to Petrotechnics’ headquarters and discuss not only the history of the company, but what it can bring to future development of the UKCS,” says Murray, CEO, Petrotechnics. “The Minister was particularly impressed with both Petrotechnics’ global export growth and the potential future contribution to improving efficiency in the UKCS.”

Petrotechnics took the opportunity to demonstrate its innovative Proscient software platform to Ewing, who had requested the ministerial visit following a discussion between Murray and then First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond at the Oil & Gas UK Industry Conference earlier this year. Salmond was impressed by the company’s vision to ‘change the safety-productivity dynamic’ in the North Sea oil and gas sector and other industries subject to hazardous environments and operating conditions. Petrotechnics’ flagship enterprise operational excellence management solution is capturing the interest of organisations working in multiple industries, with new opportunities arising regularly across the globe.

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Reversing the UKCS Production Efficiency Decline – Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic Is The Key http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/reversing-the-ukcs-production-efficiency-decline-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-is-the-key http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/reversing-the-ukcs-production-efficiency-decline-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-is-the-key#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:00:59 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3529 ]]>

Petrotechnics’ CEO Phil Murray to Headline Breakfast Briefing at Event

Aberdeen, November 10 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions, will present a Breakfast Briefing at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Production Efficiency 2014: Reversing a Declining Trend. At this flagship UKCS event Phil Murray, Petrotechnics’ CEO, will explore what could be holding the industry back from production efficiency increases and how by changing the safety-productivity dynamic we can balance conflicting priorities in a way that manages risk while improving performance.

The event, which takes place in Aberdeen from November 11th to 12th, will set out the challenges facing Operators in the UKCS. The North Sea is facing a predicted investment decline of 50% by 2020 and has seen the annual hydrocarbon production average drop by 20% from the historical average. The event will focus on sharing knowledge and experience of new technologies, methodologies and best practice for increasing production levels.

Mr Murray will present Proscient, Petrotechnics’ enterprise operations excellence management solution, which allows organisations to lower operational risk at the same time as improving production. The key to reversing this declining production trend facing the industry is to create a common currency of risk across the organisation so that anyone at any time can see the potential impact of risk and make decisions to improve effectiveness, efficiency and reduce risk.

While it may seem simple in theory to ensure that the work needed to maintain safe, efficient and sustainable production gets executed safely and efficiently, the reality is often very different. Competing work conflicts, stretched resources, differing priorities across business functions and changing workforce demographics are just a few of today’s realities across the global oil and gas industry. These drive an uneasy balancing act that is the modern safety – productivity dynamic. Frontline managers and operations staff working in the UKCS are constantly making decisions which have a direct and profound impact on operational risk, production efficiency and costs.

“As Einstein observed “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking as we used to create them””, said Phil Murray, CEO, Petrotechnics. “The Breakfast Briefing will explore what could be holding the industry back from improving production efficiency. At Petrotechnics we believe that by changing the safety-productivity dynamic we can balance conflicting priorities in a way that manages risk while improving performance”, continued Murray.

Petrotechnics’ Proscient software platform is an operational performance and predictive risk solution that changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries. It allows organisations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so that they can make better decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the risk work is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organisations can reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimised production efficiency, improved asset integrity and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and turnarounds.

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Petrotechnics Explores How to Change the Safety Productivity Dynamic and Unlock Operational Excellence at the 10th Annual HSE Forum in Energy http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-explores-how-to-change-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-and-unlock-operational-excellence-at-the-10th-annual-hse-forum-in-energy http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-explores-how-to-change-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-and-unlock-operational-excellence-at-the-10th-annual-hse-forum-in-energy#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:07 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3502 ]]> Abu Dhabi, 29 October 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, will share their expertise at the 10th Annual HSE Forum in Energy, exploring how organisations in hazardous industries can change the safety-productivity dynamic to unlock operational excellence. Taking place in Doha, Qatar from the 3rd – 5th November, Petrotechnics will once again take the leading role of strategic sponsors with the event organizer Fleming Gulf.

This annual event is the leading event on safety and productivity issues facing hazardous industries in the Middle East, and will focus its attention to reinventing the HSE DNA. As a strategic sponsor of the event President of Petrotechnics USA, Mike Neill, will take on the prestigious role of Chairman of the event overseeing the panel discussions. This will be followed by a presentation from Vice President of Sales, David Bleackley on day 2, exploring how organisations can change the safety-productivity and unlock operational excellence. On the third and final day, Petrotechnics will close the event with an interactive workshop.

Through a combination of interactive discussion and software demonstrations, the interactive workshop will enable delegates to see how real life examples of process safety deviations can be better connected to frontline operations to enable organisations to achieve safe and sustainable operations.

“Celebrating our 10th year of promoting and recognising the best HSE practices for the energy sector, Fleming Gulf is proud to once again be partnering with Petrotechnics”, said John Paul, Business Development Director, Fleming Gulf. “Through a series of in-depth presentations, case studies and panel discussion, the forum will drill down to all levels of HSE practices that can be implemented successfully through commitment, communication, direction and willingness to change. We look forward to hearing Petrotechnics’ thought-provoking insight into changing the safety-productivity dynamic”, continued John Paul.

“At Petrotechnics we are helping our customers change the safety-productivity dynamic in their organisations. Safety and productivity do not need to be mutually exclusive of each other”, said Mike Neill, President of Petrotechnics USA. “Changing the way we manage the safety-productivity dynamic is key to reinventing the HSE DNA. An evolutionary advancement of how we integrate people, business process and technology across operations can harness safety and productivity as complimentary forces and unlock a tangible and practical path to operational excellence”, continued Neill.

Petrotechnics’ Proscient software platform is an operational performance and predictive risk solution that changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries. It allows organisations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so that they can make better decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the right work is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organisations can reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimised production efficiency, improved asset integrity and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and turnarounds.

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Petrotechnics to Share How to Achieve Shutdown and Turnaround Excellence by Changing the Safety Productivity Dynamic at the 4th Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Conference http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-how-to-achieve-shutdown-and-turnaround-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-the-4th-plant-shutdown-turnaround-conference http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-how-to-achieve-shutdown-and-turnaround-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-the-4th-plant-shutdown-turnaround-conference#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:42:31 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3497 ]]> Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, will share an evolutionary approach to achieving Shutdown and Turnaround Excellence at the Fleming Gulf 4th Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Conference. Taking place in Doha, Qatar from the 27th – 29th October at the Crowne Plaza, Petrotechnics will once again take the role of Strategic Partner with Fleming Gulf.

This annual event is the premier event on the topic of Plant Shutdowns and Turnarounds in hazardous industries in the Middle East. The focus of this year’s conference will be achieving the next generation of Shutdowns and Turnarounds (STO) resulting in greater efficiency and better results. Petrotechnics will share how organisations can improve and optimise Shutdown and Turnaround performance and get on the path to achieving operational excellence. This will be followed by an interactive workshop which will enable delegates to better connect people, process and technology and see how they can benefit from an ongoing risk based optimisation of the plan. With a greater understanding of risk, organisations will be empowered to make better decisions and get more of the right work done and ensure shutdowns and turnarounds are achieved on time and in budget.

“Fleming Gulf is proud to host Petrotechnics as its Strategic Partner once again at the much awaited 4th Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Conference”, said John Paul, Business Development Director, Fleming Gulf. “Petrotechnics will be directly involved in sharing best practises, addressing industry challenges and technological advancements with a collective audience of over 400 participants from leading energy corporations from across the MENA region,” continued Paul.

“By enabling people throughout the organisation to collectively understand the uncertainty around risk they can be empowered to make the right decisions and manage the dynamic safe execution of Shutdowns and Turnarounds. With our solution Proscient, organisations can get more of the right work done during a Shutdown and Turnaround and ensure they achieve their goals on time and on budget,” David Bleackley, Vice President of Sales, Petrotechnics.

Petrotechnics’ Proscient software platform is an operational performance and predictive risk solution that changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries. It allows organisations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so that they can make better decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the right work is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organisations can reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimised production efficiency, improved asset integrity and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and turnarounds.

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Petrotechnics Announces Alliance with The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-announces-alliance-with-the-mary-kay-oconnor-process-safety-center http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-announces-alliance-with-the-mary-kay-oconnor-process-safety-center#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:12 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3484 ]]> Technology innovator supports advancement and research conducted by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to improve process safety management performance and minimize losses

Houston, October 22, 2014Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, announced an alliance with Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Consortium. This commitment demonstrates Petrotechnics’ support of education and research on the health, safety and environmental effects of chemical products and processes.

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) develops and promotes safer processes, equipment, procedures and management strategies with the goal of minimizing losses within the processing industry. For over 25 years Petrotechnics has helped companies in hazardous industries around the world reduce operational risk and improve the productivity of their operations.

Petrotechnics’ North American President, Mike Neill will sit on the Center’s steering committee, bringing more than 35 years of oil and gas and petrochemical engineering experience. Petrotechnics will also participate in the annual MKOPSC International Symposium, which will be held October 26-30, 2014, in College Station, Texas, hosted in association with IChemE, the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

“We are look forward to Petrotechnics’ contribution to the Center’s strategic direction,” said Dr. Sam Mannan, Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. “Members such as Petrotechnics bring technical experience and extensive knowledge of process safety best practices and are instrumental to advancing the Center’s vision.”

“It is an honor to support the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center,” said Petrotechnics’ North American President, Mike Neill. “At Petrotechnics, we believe connecting the impact of process safety management performance to daily operations in a practical manner is essential for hazardous industries. Our goal in working with the MKOPSC is to provide practical ways to see, understand and manage the impact of operational risk impact across the chemical processing industry. This enables organizations to change the safety-productivity dynamic in all levels of their organization, to make the right decisions in terms of the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of their operations.”

About Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Center’s mission is to promote safety as second nature throughout industries around the world. In addition, the Center develops safer processes, equipment, procedures and management strategies to minimize losses within the processing industry. The Center conducts research and develops undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Its services include independent accident investigation and analysis, particularly for accidents suggesting new phenomena or complex technologies. The Center serves all stakeholders, provides a common forum, and develops programs and activities that will forever change the paradigm of process safety. For more information, please visit: http://process-safety.tamu.edu/

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics has been working with customers in hazardous industries for over 25 years providing practical solutions that transform and improve frontline performance. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading analyst firm Gartner, Petrotechnics’ Proscient™ simplifies the complexities of frontline operations. It changes the safety-productivity dynamic by helping organizations reduce operational risk and improve productivity to ensure long-term safe production. Petrotechnics has offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dammam. For more information, please visit: www.petrotechnics.com.

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Petrotechnics to Share Expertise on How to Unlock Operational Excellence by Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-expertise-on-how-to-unlock-operational-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-expertise-on-how-to-unlock-operational-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:00:56 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3472 ]]> Oil & Gas technology innovator to share operational excellence best practices for United States exploration and production companies

Houston, October 15, 2014Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, announced it will share how U.S.-based operators can change the safety-productivity dynamic across their upstream operations on October 20, 2014, at the Austin UpTech Oil & Gas Summit.

The UpTech Summit is North America’s senior-level conference for E&P operating and producing companies to explore solutions and innovations to drive operational excellence. Petrotechnics, provider of Proscient™, enables organizations to understand the impact of risk on their operations so they can make the right decisions to improve operational performance. The result is increased safety performance, production efficiency and maintenance effectiveness, reduced unplanned shutdowns and improved shutdown turnaround effectiveness. Petrotechnics was selected to share industry expertise at UpTech’s Canadian and U.S. summits on the evolution of upstream operations to a more effective way of work that reduces operational risk and improves efficiency.

“Following the company’s stand-out presentation at the UpTech Banff Summit, Petrotechnics was selected to share best practices at our annual U.S. conference,” said Director, Oliver Thomas. “Petrotechnics will demonstrate how the oil and gas industry is incorporating enterprise-level technology to reduce the complexity of frontline operations and improve operational decision making.”

“For the last two decades, Petrotechnics has worked to understand how people, business process and technology are integrated across operations. By harnessing safety and productivity as complimentary forces, exploration & production companies can unlock a tangible and practical path to sustainable operational excellence,” said Mike Neill, President of Petrotechnics North America. “We look forward to sharing with UpTech’s U.S. E&P community how the industry is evolving to a more effective way of work by dramatically changing the safety-productivity dynamic across operations.”

About the UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit
The UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit is an invitation-only event catering to senior-level management and technical experts from junior, intermediate and large cap exploration and production companies in North America. For more information on the UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit, please visit www.uptechsummit.com.

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics has been working with customers in hazardous industries for over 25 years providing practical solutions that transform and improve frontline performance. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading analyst firm Gartner, Petrotechnics’ Proscient™ simplifies the complexities of frontline operations. It changes the safety-productivity dynamic by helping organizations reduce operational risk and improve productivity to ensure long-term safe production. Petrotechnics has offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dammam. For more information, please visit: www.petrotechnics.com.

 

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Petrotechnics to Share Risk Based Approach for Connecting Operational Excellence Programmes to Daily Operations at OpEx 2014 http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-risk-based-approach-for-connecting-operational-excellence-programmes-to-daily-operations-at-opex-2014 http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-risk-based-approach-for-connecting-operational-excellence-programmes-to-daily-operations-at-opex-2014#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:37:42 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3465 ]]> Abu Dhabi, 12 October 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, will present at OpEx, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 15th October 2014. Petrotechnics will explore how organisations can better connect operational excellence programmes to daily operations to change the safety-productivity dynamic and unlock the path to operational excellence.

OpEx 2014 is the premier event on the topic of Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals sector held in the Middle East. This year’s conference will include a new emphasis on corporate strategy excellence, sustainability and safety, as well as the ‘People’, ‘Assets’ and ‘Technology’ themes covered in last year’s event.
Petrotechnics will share its risk based approach to operational excellence enabling organisations to better connect their operational excellence programmes to daily operations to ensure safe, efficient and sustainable long term production. With a common and practical currency of risk from the frontline to the boardroom, organisations can understand the impact of risk on their operations and make the right decisions to improve operational performance.

“At Petrotechnics we are helping our customers change the safety productivity dynamic in their organisations. Safety and productivity do not have to be mutually exclusive of each other”, said Scott Lehmann, Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing. “Operational excellence is a critical enabler of business strategy to drive increased value in an organisation. We believe a practical risk based approach to operational excellence can connect the organisation to the day to day reality of frontline operations and more effectively drive continuous improvement towards operational excellence”, continued Lehmann.

Petrotechnics’ Proscient software platform is an operational performance and predictive risk solution that changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries. It allows organisations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so that they can make better decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the right work is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organisations can reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimised production efficiency, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and turnarounds.

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Teekay Goes Live with Petrotechnics’ Proscient on Voyageur Spirit Asset http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/teekay-goes-live-with-petrotechnics-proscient-on-voyageur-spirit-asset http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/teekay-goes-live-with-petrotechnics-proscient-on-voyageur-spirit-asset#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:42 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3407 ]]>
Teekay Petrojarl begins global rollout of Proscient across its fleet of FPSOs

Aberdeen, September 23, 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions announced today that Teekay Petrojarl has gone live with the Proscient operational performance and predictive risk platform on its Voyageur Spirit asset in the North Sea, The Voyageur Spirit Proscient go live kicks off the global deployment of Proscient across Teekay’s fleet of FPSOs in the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea and in Brazil.

Teekay Petrojarl selected Petrotechnics after a lengthy competitive tendering process. Teekay came to the market searching for a way to standardise and systemise safe work across their FPSO assets in the North Sea. Teekay also wanted to explore the options available for deploying a solution that could proactively support the optimisation of their operational environment in what they identified as “harsh conditions”.

With a particular focus on standardising best practice and reducing operational risk, Teekay rapidly identified requirements and capabilities beyond traditional ePTW tools. The Proscient solution addressed their immediate needs but more importantly provided them the optimum platform for their longer term goals of optimising their FPSO operations. In addition Teekay selected Petrotechnics as the most capable and best suited partner to ensure on time delivery and an ongoing source of expertise to support their long term production optimisation goals.

The Voyager Spirit is the first of 10 assets scheduled to go live with Proscient over the next 10-15 months. The project will support over 1k users and will provide the platform for the next stages of the Teekay operational excellence programme which will include the impact of process safety barrier impairments on frontline operational activity.

“Our selection of Petrotechnics was based on three key points: Firstly, they had the best technology solution which met our needs’. Secondly and arguably most important, they had the best implementation model and the experience to back it up.” said Operations Strategy and Support Manager, Roar Bye. “Thirdly, Petrotechnics’ references were excellent and very much spoke to the strength and depth of their capabilities. They came across as the ideal partner and this go-live is the first tangible example of our ongoing partnership.”

“Reducing operational risk and improving productivity don’t have to be mutually exclusive,” said Iain Mackay, Vice President of Petrotechnics. “We’re proud of the partnership we have with Teekay Petrojarl and the positive impact Proscient will have in helping them more effectively manage, optimise and execute operational activity across their global fleet. Together we have taken a bold step to making safer, but more effective production a reality in harsh operating environments”, added Mackay.

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Petrotechnics to Share Offshore Operations Best Practices for Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic at Annual HSE Excellence Forum http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-offshore-operations-best-practices-for-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-annual-hse-excellence-forum http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-offshore-operations-best-practices-for-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-annual-hse-excellence-forum#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:32 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3404 ]]> Operational performance innovator shares how to achieve a common view of risk across offshore operations and connect deviations from standards and regulations

Houston, September 22, 2014Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, announced it has been selected to present best practices for offshore operators to manage operational risk and change the safety-productivity dynamic at the annual HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum, in Houston, September 24, 2014.

The HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum is focused on adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity, including best practices and latest developments for better safety culture and more robust management systems. Petrotechnics was selected share expertise at this year’s Forum on how organizations can evolve to a more effective way of working that reduces operational risk and improves production efficiency. Changing the way the safety-productivity dynamic is managed is key to reinventing the HSE DNA. Safety and productivity no longer need to be seen as mutually exclusive. An evolutionary advancement of how people, business process and technology are integrated across operations can harness safety and productivity as complimentary forces and unlock a tangible and practical path to operational excellence.

“Petrotechnics is a strategic partner of this year’s HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum,” explains Conference Producer, Gabriela Pantoja. “As the oil and gas industry’s trusted provider of operational performance and risk management solutions, Petrotechnics was selected to share expertise on how offshore companies can change the safety-productivity dynamic for their business at this year’s 2014 HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum.”

“At Petrotechnics, we believe that reducing operational risk and improving productivity are essential goals for hazardous industries around the world,” said Mike Neill, President of Petrotechnics North America. “For oil and gas offshore operators, achieving a common view of risk can help connect deviations from standards and regulations, such as SEMS II, with the physical reality of day-to-day operations. This provides operators with the visibility they need to optimize operations and fundamentally change the safety-productivity dynamic offshore.”

Petrotechnics is relied upon by over 85% of offshore operators in the North Sea and 40% in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico for delivering solutions that improve frontline operational performance. Petrotechnics’ enterprise ready solution, Proscient, allows organizations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations, including deviations from regulations management systems, like SEMS II, so they can make the right decisions to improve operational performance and keep people safe.

About the HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum
The HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum focuses on adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity. The conference will bring together regulators, drilling contractors, operators and leading safety experts. For more information on the HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum, please visit http://hse.americanleaders.com/hse-excellence-offshore-forum.

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics has been working with customers in hazardous industries for over 25 years providing practical solutions that transform and improve frontline performance. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading analyst firm Gartner, Petrotechnics’ Proscient™ simplifies the complexities of frontline operations. It changes the safety-productivity dynamic by helping organizations reduce operational risk and improve productivity to ensure long-term safe production.  With the ability to ensure more of the right activity is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organizations reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimized production, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and more effective shutdowns and turnarounds. Petrotechnics has offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dammam. For more information, please visit: www.petrotechnics.com.

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