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Please read our White Papers below, which provide unique insights from our expert people that help to contribute to industry best practices.

Compression Systems Best Practices

This document has been produced on behalf of the Unplanned Losses Working Group (ULWG) of Oil and Gas UK. Its objectives are to identify the causes of unplanned losses in the North Sea and to push for action within and between companies to reduce them. The Members of the ULWG are Chevron, Talisman Sinpoec Energy, Taqa, and Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC).

Chris James produced the content of this document (in collaboration with others) when working with SBC.

Download here – Compression Systems Best Practices Jan 2015

Compression Systems are estimated to be responsible for $2bn in losses per year from the UK Continental Shelf. Many of the causes of compressor problems are known yet they are not addressed. The issues are therefore as much Managerial as Technical. This document describes 9 best practices for the management of compressors.


RCM and MRO Stock Level Setting

This white paper by Chris James describes how an RCM analysis can be used to systematically determine appropriate levels of critical spares.

Download here – RCM and MRO Stock Setting


How many organisations really practice Continuous Improvement to their assets and processes?

Author – Our expert partner and friend – Chris James of www.reliabilitymanagement.co.uk

Reliability-centred Maintenance (RCM) was developed in the Civil Aviation Industry to provide an auditable, structured, objective and scientific methodology to determine aircraft maintenance requirements. The improvement in reliability performance of aircraft over the past 50 years has been nothing short of spectacular.

Read more HERE.


Could we make more use of Performance Monitoring as a Condition-based Technique?

Authored by Chris James. (click on the link to read more about Chris).

Research presented in Nowlan and Heap (1) shows the 6 patterns of failure. Two outcomes of this research – both part of the RCM process and philosophy – are to minimise interference, and to consider condition-based maintenance ahead of other types of maintenance.

John Moubray (2) described 4 categories of condition-based task………READ MORE HERE.