Should maintenance KPIs be standardised?

Article by Adam Duckett

PETROFAC is conducting a safety study that could recommend that the upstream oil and gas industry should standardise maintenance measures and KPIs.

The study, which has been commissioned by the UK Energy Institute’s Process Safety Committee, will involve interviewing and running workshops with operators, industry bodies, and regulators in an effort to assess the measures and KPIs currently used to manage maintenance.

The resulting analysis and report is expected to be used to inform companies on good practice and determine whether there is a desire to standardise across the upstream oil and gas industry.

Steve Johnson, vice president asset management, Petrofac Engineering & Production Services, said: “Maintenance performance affects a number of areas, including safety, production and cost. Yet, there is currently no common approach to defining and reporting maintenance KPIs across the industry. We are delighted to be part of a project that will address this by looking at how KPIs can be better used to drive improvement going forward.”

Mark Scanlon, head of HSE Good Practice, Energy Institute, said: “Petrofac was selected to lead this technical development project because its specialised asset performance consultancy has particular experience of working with the key international standards ISO 20815 and ISO 14224. By capturing industry experience of these standards and translating it we will better enable industry to report and optimise maintenance management measures and KPIs.

Article by Adam Duckett

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