BSP sharpens operations management off Brunei

Petrotechnics has won a $2 million-plus contract to deploy its electronic integrated safe system of work (ISSOW) Sentinel PRO system offshore Brunei.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Petrotechnics has won a $2 million-plus contract to deploy its electronic integrated safe system of work (ISSOW) Sentinel PRO system offshore Brunei.

The system will become operational in Brunei Shell Petroleum’s off- and onshore facilities in the South China Sea by the end of this summer, with 800 people trained to use the software for daily operational and engineering activities.

Petrotechnics claims the web-based system is in use in over 85% of the North Sea. It is designed to address the challenges of managing operations, maintenance, and associated activity via a process that integrates permit to work, risk assessment, and isolation management in an intuitive graphical real-time software tool.

The initial phase of the current project, completed last month, involved implementing Sentinel PRO on 27 assets within the Fairley field and training 300 Brunei Shell Petroleum employees. Petrotechnics also supported BSP in the use of Sentinel PRO as part of a summer 2009 shutdown campaign, the success of which accelerated the implementation of a further phase in early 2010.

Iain Mackay, operations director at Petrotechnics, said that for BSP, Sentinel PRO would “deliver improved transparency of work across all its assets, enhanced communication throughout the organization and greater efficiencies for work planning as permits and work documentation can be planned in advance, thereby increasing safety and reducing costs across all sites."

06/01/2010

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