A joined-up view of activity and risk can help reverse the trend of inefficiency.
Deferring projects, cutting back on the workforce and trimming the maintenance budget have become the default responses to a challenging business environment.
But things have changed. Weathering the storm and hoping for the best don’t cut it any longer. Leaner, more efficient operations are now a necessity, not an aspiration. But where to start and how to get there?
Compared to plan, real average ‘wrench time’ varies from just 30-50% in upstream Oil &Gas, to 70-80% in downstream. It’s a sobering loss in labour efficiency. But the knock-on effect in terms of direct and indirect costs is where the real pain lies. Getting less of the right things done compromises the integrity and availability of the plant over time. Which translates into sub-optimal production and costly, unplanned shutdowns.
But it’s just one symptom of larger end to end inefficiencies. And most organisations already know many of the areas they need to address:
The world’s first software platform for Operational Excellence, Proscient provides an enterprise-wide view of all the activity and all the risk involved in operations. Proscient gives people the vital information they need to make better-informed decisions. It also provides an integrated view into the operational reality of the entire organization – meaning the impact of activities can be managed; and the cumulative risk in the system made visible.
By looking at three simple screens, everyone from the boardroom to the frontline can see and manage activity and risk across the enterprise. Because they know what’s happening, where, and when. This cross-silo view of activity means people make better-informed decisions. Every time.
The result? Leaner and more efficient operations are no longer an aspiration, they’re a reality.
Three screens, one operational reality
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Now we can understand our operational risk, see how it impacts the operational reality and make decisions with confidence.
Now we can prioritise our 14/28/90-day plans to manage risk and optimise production.
Incorporating my shift diary in Proscient gives me a complete picture of scheduled activity, risk and Ops resource in my part of the plant.
I can now use Proscient’s visualisation to actively manage workload, risk and resources in real time.
Process Safety Management is now connected to its impact on operations – so everyone can make better operational decisions.
Better operational decisions are creating measurable efficiencies – and improving my leading risk indicators.
"Process safety became part of the vernacular of the energy business… However, it has also led to a reduction in responsibility and understanding of operational risk by operations staff… In other words, operational risk has come to mean process safety and has been separated from operational performance as a whole, with the former managed by safety professionals and the latter by operational professionals."