On October 27 and 28, industry leaders and experts from the oil and gas industry will gather in Doha to attend Asset Integrity and Process Safety World. The two-day summit will discuss the challenges that the industry is facing today and zoom in on safety best practices. With contributions from Shell, Qatar Petroleum, and RasGas Company, the event has a promising outlook.
A fundamental question that pops up is whether the cost cutting measures that the industry seeks to make will have a negative effect on process safety.
In our view, it certainly does not have to be. On the contrary, an investment in safety technology is a direct investment in efficiency. It’s not a matter of doing more with less or a matter of productivity. It’s about getting the jobs done safely at a reduced cost level. Standardisation of work processes, such as digital Control of Work, is about executing work safely, in compliance with procedures, while reducing unnecessary waiting times, reducing administration effort. Most importantly, it allows for fast decision making. Digital Control of Work unlocks information from field operations and makes it available to other key business processes. When companies have an integrated and digital approach to Control of Work, they can increase safety and efficiency at the same time.
What’s next for process safety and asset integrity? A continuous digitisation and integration of Control of Work with other key operational processes. Speaking about this topic at this year’s summit is Neil Currie, Chief Product Officer at eVision.
What’s next for process safety?