Business Continuity Consultancy

Maximize production and minimize disruption

Our business continuity services ensure that your systems operate safely and efficiently, day after day, keeping your promise of reliable delivery to your customers, and supporting their success.

  • System criticality analyses provide the basis of a business continuity strategy by identifying elements that must have high availability to meet production targets.
  • Pipeline performance optimization uses flow assurance models to quantify risks related to liquids, wax, sand, black powder, etc., and develop mitigations.
  • Design and construction support informed by decades of integrity management experience ensures reliable, maintainable systems.
  • Experts available to provide on demand operational support delivering pragmatic advice that will keep systems operating safely for the long term.
  • Thorough failure investigations deliver learning to improve future reliability.
  • Emergency response strategies ensure rapid decision-making and return to safe operation.

Your benefits of our business continuity consultancy services

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Production continuity

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Asset life enhancement

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Preventing problem recurrence

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Best practice procedures

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Providing consultancy and tools to model steady state and dynamic flow behavior

We undertake fully integrated flow assurance consultancy by modeling steady state and dynamic flow behavior using state-of-the-art tools including Pipesim and OLGA.

Our areas of expertise lie in:

  • Steady-state and dynamic single and multi-phase flow modeling of individual pipelines and pipeline networks
  • Production criticality analysis
  • Maintenance cleaning to prevent restrictions from wax, sand, etc.
  • Advanced liquids management modelling high bypass tools to prevent 'trips'
  • Flow regime prediction supporting corrosion studies
  • State-of-the-art cleaning and inspection tool behavior modelling, with bespoke friction models
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Guided, standardized and customized procedures in design and construction stages

When planning, designing and constructing new or modified facilities, we always keep the aspects of individual constructability, operability, inspectability, maintainability and reliability in mind. Our operations and maintenance expertise is fully integrated early into the process at the design and project stage.

Approved design standards and procedures are utilized in the design, procurement and construction of all new or modified facilities that meet or exceed applicable regulatory requirements and to encompass responsible requirements where regulations do not exist. To meet operational integrity objectives, we incorporate risk management practices and concepts in the design phase.

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Consultancy to define limits and operating envelopes for process and equipment operation

When stakeholders ask questions or operational challenges arise, our subject matter experts are available to provide Consultancy as a Service support delivering common sense answers. Referencing the relevant process design, performance standards and operating procedures, we can specify limits and operating envelopes for process and equipment operation under all anticipated circumstances, including both normal and abnormal. We understand the necessity of assessing the risk associated with operations and developing plans for required mitigations and corrective actions.

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Varying consultancy options to identify and analyze failure-factors and causes

Practicing failure investigation and root cause analysis helps to solve problems by identifying and correcting root causes and failures of events rather than just addressing their symptoms.

Root cause analysis is an iterative process and a tool of continuous improvement, which can be applied in all cases of nonconformity or recognized improvement potential. It prevents re-occurrence of the same issue or problem so that there is no need for unnecessary shut-downs, repairs or unplanned expenditure.

The following options are available:

  • Physical – a failure investigation only. This identifies the physical mechanism, and the likely initiating event for the failure. This is a purely scientific investigation; the report will provide facts relevant to the evidence collected and will not make any assumptions as to organizational factors or human influences related to the failure.
  • Causal – a physical failure investigation with an analysis of the factors contributing to the event. This approach will ascertain the facts that led to the failure and identify corrective technical actions. The human and organizational causes will not be investigated.
  • Full RCA – a physical failure investigation backed up by a full analysis of the human and organizational factors contributing to the failure. This type of investigation offers the most valuable learning, and the highest level of transparency. The effort required by our clients to help us complete full RCA's must not be underestimated.
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Consulting on measures, materials and plans to protect every asset, people and environment

First, we examine organizations' state of readiness, which includes spares philosophy, warehousing philosophy and drills (participants, nature, frequency, debriefing). Additionally, we offer consultancy in terms of:

  • Preparations for emergencies or security threats
  • Actions to protect people, environment, assets and corporate reputation
  • Emergency plans for each asset (including its review, test, revising and updates)
  • Emergency procedures (with action checklists)
  • Availability of emergency spares and repair materials in order to respond to failures, accidents or other major damages; the spares requirements are assessed according to risk-based criteria