Upstream Oil and Gas / E&P Resources

j5 Case Studies, White Papers and Other Key Information

j5 Applications are used across the operationsprocess safety, compliance and reporting teams of our upstream oil and gas / E&P clients to improve communication and data collection across all levels of a platform, rig, vessel or onshore operation. In the past a mix of paper, spreadsheets, scattered databases and poor verbal communication have been used to log events within the exploration and production industry. Process safety incidents such as the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010) and the Occidental Piper Alpha Explosion (1988) were partly due to inadequate operations logbook utilization. Poor shift handover was a root cause in both of these incidents with minimal or no communication at vital stages of this process.

The upstream oil and gas business is one of the most prone to accidents and injury. The most effective way of minimizing these incidents is to fastidiously record all near misses, to analyze these incidents rigorously so as to mitigate and minimize the possibility of it happening and also minimize the severity of the consequences.

Regulatory authorities – such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) – require that exploration and production assets record and collect chemical, regulatory, toxicology, environmental, safety, and other related data. j5 Applications enable the various operations personnel within a rig, platform or vessel to manage all of these compliance duties efficiently and consistently. In this way, it helps ensure compliance with internal policies and the requirements of the relevant local and national regulatory authorities. 

The Plan–Do–Check–Act (PDCA) cycle is often used in the upstream oil and gas sector. Some of our clients use the j5 Work Instructions application to provide a framework for the planning, creation, actioning and reporting of work instructions. Using this application, the many diverse work instructions at a rig, platform or vessel are handled efficiently across all the sites enabling them to strictly adhere to the PDCA cycle.

It is also important to interface E&P IT systems together to provide a central recording and reporting operations management system which can be accessed from the control room and field operators to the offshore installation managers to the operations managers. j5 Applications read and write data to popular upstream oil and gas IT systems such as Wonderware Historian and the OSIsoft PI System®, maintenance systems such as IBM Maximo, asset management systems such as SAP, laboratory information (LIMS) and so on. This ensures that all the relevant data recorded at a rig, platform or vessel can be shared with the correct people in real-time. Corporate senior management can also use j5 Dashboards, Reports and Views to analyse the performance across their E&P assets. They can compare and contrast asset performance to optimize costs and efficiency.

Upstream Oil and Gas / E&P Case Studies

White Paper – The Importance of Implementing Sustainable Operations Management Software (2016)

Contemporary businesses are looking for sustainable software solutions that are constantly evolving and responsive to their changing requirements. An Operations Management Software (OMS) suite is no different and requires future-proof ease of installation, revision control and a highly configurable platform. It is important that companies choose an OMS vendor which adopts a “Kaizen” philosophy. This White Paper looks at five key questions which every company should consider when choosing their OMS vendor and the applications they intend to implement.