Equinor (previously Statoil) selected eVision in June 2016 as their global standard for digital control of work. With the implementation of a single standardized digital Permit to Work system, Equinor is looking to further enhance control and efficiency of their frontline operational processes around the globe. Permit Vision, eVision’s connected permit to work, risk assessment and isolation management solution, provides Equinor with an integrated approach to manage operational risk and increase frontline efficiency.
The Norwegian oil & gas major decided to move to Permit Vision due to its specialised, complete, and best-practice approach towards standardisation of work processes. The implementation of eVision’s Control of Work solution is fully in line with Equinor’s vision of Zero Harm: Statoil strives to be recognised as an industry leader in safety, security, and carbon efficiency, and believes that all accidents related to people, environment and assets can be prevented.
In addition to the Zero Harm vision, Equinor is committed to ambitious cost-reductions through “standardized, simplified, accepted industry standards and standard documentation”, while at the same time never compromising on safety. Using a single Permit to Work system for all assets means that Equinor will obtain more control, as information and knowledge are shared across platforms and sites. This simplifies the decision-making processes in the organisation and saves up time for higher productivity. Permit Vision’s active conflict detection, integrated lessons learned and compliance-ensuring processes also reduce the human-factor risk, maximising safety.
The implementation of Permit Vision at the three sites is a key milestone in the global roll-out of the Permit Vision system in Equinor operations. Going forward, further project phases include new product functionality such as mobile apps for isolation confirmation and permit acceptance, as well as interactive P&ID. After a successful pilot period, at least 50 Equinor operated assets will be equipped with eVision’s comprehensive Control of Work solution.
“We are incredibly proud of the successful go-lives we’ve already completed with Equinor, and of being given the opportunity to support Equinor in their Zero Harm vision. eVision is committed to delivering world-class Permit to Work software solutions that enable companies such as Equinor to reach their safety and efficiency objectives”, said Simon Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer at eVision. “By implementing next-generation eVision ISSOW products, Equinor is ensured of a best-practice and fit-for-future solution, while benefiting from our ongoing focus on innovation and quality.”