Company Overview: TAQA is an international energy and water company listed in Abu Dhabi, operating in 11 countries across four continents.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC, TAQA’s UK business was established in 2007, when it acquired its first North Sea interests. Since then TAQA has created a business which is now ranked amongst the top exploration and production companies in the UK North Sea. TAQA currently operates 5 assets in the North Sea: Cormorant Alpha, North Cormorant, Tern, Eider and Harding.
TAQA would be interested to meet with delegates to discuss the following:
1. Operational Excellence – Increased production or data that leads to business optimisation, reduces operational costs and/or cost efficiencies, improved operational planning or services that removes burden on plans (less chopper seats/remote interfaces/better pre-mobilisation preparedness), better equipment reliability, innovative HSE and risk management techniques. The areas to which these can be applicable to are production, maintenance, integrity, workforce engagement.
2. Operations – Digitisation – increased use of technologies to deliver efficiencies in maintenance & integrity activities (e.g. tablet technology, portable point-cloud scanning etc.). Remote condition monitoring – condition-based maintenance of equipment to minimise physical ‘health’ status monitoring. Repairs and minor modifications – innovations to improve the efficiency of replacing piping and structural steelwork, or minor modifications, where platforms are constrained on bed-space and flights. Integrity management of valves & actuators – status monitoring, targeted inspection and maintenance. Obsolete spares procurement (Mechanical / Electrical / Instruments & Controls) – stockholding of new and refurbished equipment + reverse engineering capabilities. Piping isolations – innovations for isolating problem equipment where existing facilities are either compromised or non-existent, vessel cleaning – alternatives to man-entry Potential Dropped Object management – inspection / identification & remediation and corrosion Under Insulation – Latest CUI technology on the market – to provide detection and location of corrosion of insulated pipeline systems.
3. Integrity – Open Drains, seawater and air systems on our assets are reaching the end of their useful life with leaks occurring resulting in the installation of numerous defined life repairs. Historically RBI has ranked these systems lower resulting in less inspection and painting activity to manage their integrity. We are experiencing lost production by failures in these systems and larger spend on engineering scopes to address. How can we effectively extend the life of these systems minimising inspection and engineering replacement spend?
Undertaking close visual inspection within confined modules and at height is labour intensive, time consuming and expensive. Even with clear guidance for inspection requirements and reporting criteria we get examples of defects being missed occasionally resulting in failures that could and should have been prevented. How can we improve the efficiency, accuracy and repeatability of close visual inspections to ensure all defects are identified at a sustainable cost?
As platforms age dropped objects due to material degradation becomes a more significant hazard. Options to address are numerous; picture book creation, platform drop sweeps, rope access drops inspections, secondary retention installation, use of netting, redundant equipment removal etc. How can we determine the most cost effective approach to reduce the risk of dropped objects across our assets and ensure that it is implemented effectively?