How do we prevent an operator’s decommissioning costs from rising?
“We need to maximise the potential economic value of the North Sea”
- The OGA
Spare parts and Inventory
Helicopter flights/Supply boats
Manager and Technical Authority time
HSE Improvements as fewer man-hours offshore
Focused maintenance leads to better reliability
Technology, processes and standards evolve meaning there will always be a better way to do things
Can we have smart tools?
Visible project scope and the latest information give smarter teams the tools to find their way
Move from the highest level right down to the smallest component
Keep it simple
Allows us to maximise efficiency through a smaller project workforce where everyone can use this tool
I want clear visibility of my project scope.
I want to get to information quickly and I want to know it’s accurate
Locating information on a project is a challenge. Our Intelligent search feature uses key words to quickly scan the system for relevant documents.
Managing supplier documentation is a project on its own. The Unasys CMS eliminates the waiting periods for final delivery - a common problem on many projects.
Smart Documents including Smart Document Importer
Documents now imported to ePM, either as a physical document or a link, will automatically have their contents scanned to enable smart searching. ePM utilises OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to enable deeper smart searching within these files. We’ve created a drag and drop feature to enable bulk document upload.
Digital tracking ensures the latest revision is always available.
I want to know where my system or piece of equipment sits at any time within its lifecycle.
Better life cycle management of project information leads to time and cost savings, enhanced productivity and safer more efficient project execution and start-up. This demands that for all projects one should ‘begin with the end in mind’. Unasys are raising the standard for Completions and e-PM is the unique result of deploying this approach in an integrated solution with standardised models firmly founded on best practice.
Lifecycle process of Systems & Equipment gives us better product control
Life Cycle Management identifies two main phases — Definition and Execution. Definition begins in FEED and comprises evaluation/planning through the beginning of fabrication/construction. The Execution Phase starts with Factory Acceptance Testing (FATs) and ends with stable operation and acceptance of the facility by Operations. Systems completion definition and execution activities overlap at detailed engineering and procurement and fabrication/construction. Life Cycle Management, like Systems Completions Management, will have the distinct levels that match each project phase. Each level is sub-divided into a series of actions; and each level will be validated, through offer and acceptance.
Tag equipment identified
Systems / Subsystems
Areas / Construction Areas
Data sheet complete
Relationships / Mapping
AFD – Data good to share
Bid documents received
Review supplier data
Supplier data approved
Engineering design data complete – AFC
Inspect and Test
Inspection and Test Plan
Vendor data agreed and in e-PM
Factory acceptance test
Inspection release note
Packing list / manifest
Call out schedule
Fabricate & Assemble
Inspections complete (internal)
Vendor punch list closed
Calibration / PSVs
Mechanical Completion Certificate
Line walk / inspection (Turnover)
Consents and approvals
SCE / System Performance (Testing)
Site Acceptance Testing (Testing)
System Commissioning (Testing)
Tech Queries Closed
Test Preparation (Testing)
Start up and readiness review
Cause and effects
Operational interface / compliant
Interface with SAP
The Systems Completions Process
Whatever the project type, all of the equipment, whether static or dynamic, is generally encapsulated within a specific ‘System’. How we manage that Equipment from Engineering to Operation we refer to as Life Cycle Management. How we control Life Cycle Management we refer to as Systems Completions Management. There are a series of very specific levels or gates to be passed which require actions and tests to be carried out and supported by certification and documentation. These gates are categorised by phase and the progress of each phase shall be constantly monitored and reported in detail, providing for thorough feedback and close control of all project activities. Life Cycle Management is defined as the sequential activities within a project that verify and prove that the construction, installation, integration and testing of systems, including all of their component parts, have been completed properly and thus the facility is ready for start-up and operation. The Systems Completions process is designed to help manage the transfer of care, custody, and control of facilities through appropriate certification and documentation. Systems Completions Management is defined as the sequential activities, the management team must undertake to ensure a seamless process.
Management of punch lists
Snagging and Technical Queries
Electronic change control and versioning are at the centre of the process for securing data reinforced by a full audit log.
Is my data secure?
How information is secured and electronically backed up
Information is primarily secured within e-PM by limiting uncontrolled changes, confining access to the project data to only those users who need it, while at the same time making data available to all project staff in a read only manner.
The e-PM data load process accepts project data from a variety of sources and is able to quickly secure data into the system. Data is tagged with its source document details for reference and logged in the audit history.
Unasys and the e-PM software ensure both the quality and security of the project data by following recommended industry best practices for data storage and access control. Populating e-PM with project data is achieved via several unique and time saving technologies developed by Unasys.