Petrotechnics Supports Operators as Regulation in Gulf of Mexico Tightens


10 May 2011

Petrotechnics, the global leader in transforming the efficiency and effectiveness of frontline operations in the oil and gas industry aims to double its client base in the US across the next three years.

Already used in more than 40% of deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets and associated plants, Sentinel PRO® fundamentally shifts the approach to planning and integration of all aspects of frontline work; giving real control and assurance of activity.

With oil and gas companies facing growing pressure to tighten safety regulations one year on from Macondo, Petrotechnics solution is focused on improving process safety management, a US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation to prevent releases of any highly hazardous chemicals defined substance.

Sentinel PRO® can interface with existing safety management systems to deliver a comprehensive and effective process safety management solution to proactively identify, evaluate and prevent incidents that could occur as a result of failures in process, procedures or equipment. In addition its ease of use and efficiency benefits can pass on significant cost savings to the operator.

Phil Murray, chief executive officer at Petrotechnics said: “It is increasingly important for operators and service companies to have an effective process safety management program in place. Sentinel PRO® is an integrated system that addresses the key elements of process safety management while improving and enforcing process rigour.

“Sentinel PRO® incorporates our global experience of business process and effective work activity management, to deliver tangible safety and efficiency improvements. We work with a number of clients in the Gulf of Mexico and are focused on increasing our activity in the region to improve safety through compliance to tighter regulations and the key elements of process safety management. Sentinel PRO® delivers increased transparency of work, enhanced communication and provides greater efficiencies for work planning as permits and work documentation are authorized in advance, thereby increasing safety and reducing costs. ”

Already used in more than 85% of the North Sea, Sentinel PRO® is a leading solution in the hazardous oil and gas industry worldwide. It recognises and overcomes the challenges in the unstructured and dynamic nature of managing operations, maintenance and associated activity.

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