We’re committed to designing, building and operating assets that are safe, reliable and meet or exceed their specified purpose.
Key to this is our Asset Integrity Framework, which enables us to take a structured and consistent approach to integrity across all Group operations. As we often operate ageing assets, it’s particularly important for Petrofac to take a rigorous approach to asset integrity management.
In 2018, we were responsible for managing and ensuring the integrity of a total of 19 operating assets. The number of assets varies throughout the year, as new assets come on stream and others transition out. We also seek to apply these asset integrity principles across the wider Group services to clients in support of their operations.
Every month, each of our operating assets is obliged to report against 20 key performance indicators, which are derived from the UK Health and Safety Executive’s guidance on Developing Process Safety Indicators. These comprise:
Drawing on this data, an asset integrity dashboard is published monthly and distributed to more than 100 people across the Group. Additionally, our Asset Integrity Review Board, consisting of senior representatives from each operating asset, holds monthly meetings to review performance, discuss integrity issues and receive challenge and support from their counterparts.
In evaluating our asset integrity performance, our main area of focus is managing process safety hazards and reducing high potential incidents.
The most significant incident in 2018 concerned an accident involving a walkway on the Arenque C Platform in Mexico (see above for details of the impact).
Also in Mexico, we continued to have pipeline integrity failures as a result of vandalism. For each integrity incident, technical notices were issued, a full remediation plan implemented, and a lesson learned communicated across the Group.
We continue to review and enhance our approach to asset integrity and assurance. Developments in 2018 included:
Objectives for 2019 include:
Our experience and expertise in asset integrity management means we can offer tailored services to a wide range of clients.
"Delivering and assuring asset integrity is critical to our business and aligned with Petrofac’s commitment to protect the health, safety and security of our employees, those involved in our operations, the public and the environment."
Brent Pasula, Group Head HSSEIA
We recognise that asset integrity is fundamental to providing a safe place of work to those who work on the assets we construct and operate. We implement safe systems of work and structured assurance programmes so that we can minimise the likelihood of major accidents.
Richard Watkiss, Vice President, HSSEIA
Our Framework helps us to take a structured and consistent approach to asset integrity across all our operations