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 is particularly important for us to take a rigorous approach to asset integrity management. During 2019, the Group was responsible for managing and ensuring the integrity of 18 operating assets. To assist clients with their operations, we also seek to apply these asset integrity principles across the wider Group services.
In evaluating our asset integrity performance, our main area of focus is managing process safety hazards and reducing high potential incidents (HiPos).
In 2019, three such HiPos were recorded (down from five in 2018). As well as investigating and addressing these incidents, a focus of activity was the replacement of walkways on the Arenque C Platform in Mexico, which had contributed to a 2018 incident.
We significantly reduced the impact of vandalism-related pipeline integrity failures through remote sensing enhancements.
We continue to review and enhance our approach to asset integrity and assurance. Developments in 2019 included:
Increasingly, clients are asking us to provide commissioning services, and to manage the initial operations of facilities we build. In response, the Asset Integrity team has been developing guidance to ensure that potential hazards are fully understood and effectively managed by on-site personnel. This includes a more consistent and rigorous approach to Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSRs) and Go/NoGo processes, which make better use of digital technologies.
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