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Design of an Asset Integrity Management System (MS) Framework

Production Operations Excellence

Project details

Start date

2017

End date

2018

Location

South East Asia
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The aim of an Asset Integrity Management System (MS) is to eliminate, contain or mitigate the risks of Major Accident Hazards (MAH). Management of MAH is an obligation and an objective shared by Operators throughout the E&P business.

In their pursuit of operational excellence, a client requested the support of ADIL to identify and design (Phase I) a fit-forpurpose Asset Integrity MS enabling the client to continue their drive towards two main objectives:

  • Delivery against business objectives
  • Demonstrate compliance to internal as well as external (local) regulatory requirements

The challenges for the client were to:

  • Identify external legislative requirements for an Asset Integrity MS
  • Identify internal company (corporate) specific requirements for an Asset Integrity MS
  • Incorporation and alignment to existing risk management systems within the company organisation
  • Determine the appropriate structure and framework of a fit-for-purpose Asset Integrity MS
  • Demonstrate compliance with internal as well as external regulatory requirements

The approach of ADIL was to combine the experience and knowledge of their inhouse operations personnel, combining risk management knowledge with production operations experience and knowledge in the design of a fit for purpose Asset Integrity MS.

ADIL utilised elements of the ISO asset management standard (ISO 55000:2014) to determine the essential principles and elements of a fit-for-purpose Asset Integrity MS. The continuous improvement principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act) were incorporated, together with six elements, to form the framework of the Asset Integrity MS.

The six elements of the fit for purpose Asset Integrity MS comprised of:

  • Policy
  • Strategy, objectives, plans
  • Enablers and controls
  • Implementation of plans
  • Performance assessment and improvement
  • Management review

Following on from the composition of the Asset Integrity MS framework, ADIL reviewed and identified the external (legislative) requirements for asset integrity management as well as the corporate requirements for asset integrity management.

In determining the fit-for-purpose Asset Integrity MS framework ADIL made sure that the proposed MS was aligned to other relevant asset integrity and risk management systems within the company (e.g. HSE MS, Process Safety MS, Safety Critical Elements, Performance Standards, Maintenance Management, etc).

Once the internal and external requirements were identified the next step was to map existing processes, documents, etc against the requirements to determine the actual ‘gaps’ within the organisation.

At the end of the two months identification and design phase (Phase I) the assessment carried out by ADIL was presented in a gap analysis report highlighting:

  • All relevant asset integrity management system requirements, as well as external and internal requirements
  • The colour coded ‘gaps’ against the asset integrity management system requirements

Based on the gaps identified, a roadmap for the detailed design and implementation (Phase II) of the six elements within the fit-for-purpose Asset Integrity MS was prepared and presented to the client, providing the essential steps towards a fully fledged system implementation.

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