Health & Safety Report 2017
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORT 2017
Maintenance is a key activity and despite the downturn in the industry there has been a sustained downward trend in safety-critical maintenance backlog hours since the peak in 2014. This trend is reflected in the preventative and the corrective hours, however, the deferred maintenance backlog started to show an increase at the end of 2016. This will continue to be monitored and discussed with industry to understand why it is happening. It is likely that as installations move into late-life operations, more operators will optimise their maintenance programmes and, as an interim step, some maintenance may be deferred as part of this process. Since 2015, the dataset includes figures from a greater number of operators and installations, making the results more representative of industry performance than they may previously have been. Participation in the scheme had been decreasing from 2012 to 2014, prompting Oil & Gas UK to encourage more companies to contribute. The average number of installations covered by the KPI-3 data increased from 131 in 2014 to 200 in 2016.
Figure 18: Average Number of Preventative, Corrective and Deferred Safety-Critical Maintenance Man-Hours in Backlog per Installation
Annual Rolling Average - Total Safety Critical Maintenance
Average Number of Man-Hours in Backlog per Installation
Source: Oil & Gas UK
Given the maturity of the industry asset integrity KPI scheme, Oil & Gas UK set up a task and finish work group to review the scheme with a view to identifying and implementing any potential improvements. The major finding from this work was that although there are differences among operators in how they classify the hours, the information that each operator has been regularly reporting to Oil & Gas UK has been consistent. Therefore, the trends in performance shown remain a valid indicator for the industry as a whole. The above graph includes an annualised rolling average to clearly illustrate the changes in performance.
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