Two brochures: one for the upstream market and one for the downstream. Produced for the launch of software at an industry trade show.
Genesis is a market leader in providing comprehensive reliability studies to the upstream oil and gas market.
Our highly experienced team of experts are skilled in the application of advanced Reliability, Availability and Maintainability analysis techniques to give you the tools you need to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
RAM for the upstream market
Todayʼs market demands the minimum amount of waste and the maximum amount of delivery. Unplanned downtime or sudden failures cause havoc with production. Without a thorough understanding of how the complex processes of your system work together, itʼs extremely difficult to make up for losses or implement an efficient maintenance strategy.
Reliability, Availability and Maintenance (RAM) analysis gives you the information you need to operate your facility efficiently.
Benefits from an analysis include:
- Identification of systems causing the main losses
- Thorough picture of the general performance of the facility
- Monitoring of effectiveness of maintenance schedules
- Identification of bottlenecks in the processes
- Proactive planning of equipment servicing
- Insight into the most effective operational strategies
What is RAM?
More than just an acronym, RAM is a methodology used to assess the performance of a facility under the terms Reliability, Availability and Maintenance. Using highly advanced modelling software, a virtual model of your system can be created. Your processes can then be analysed under every conceivable input condition to determine their robustness.
Weaknesses in the system can be identified and steps can be taken to ensure that these problems do not occur in the ʻreal worldʼ.
A comprehensive RAM analysis for upstream facilities include:
- Reliability Analysis
- Maintainability Analysis
- FMECA & RCM
- Historical Data Analysis
- Reliability Data Collection
- System modelling using MAROS
- Maintenance workload planning
What you can expect
Genesis will allocate a Study Manager to you who will be your contact point and facilitator in all stages of the process. The process is broken down into six stages, as explained below:
Step 1: Kick off meeting with data gathering and review.Step 2: Reliability data collection. Weʼll ask you to confirm the equipment list to be included int he study. Weʼll also collect all relevant operational, process, reliability and maintenance data.
Step 3: Weʼll work with you to understand how your systems work together to enable us to entirely understand your processes.
Step 4: RAM modelling and results. Using MAROS modelling software, weʼll firstly use one system event and agree the outcome with you. Using that as a benchmark weʼll then simulate the potential system throughput over the field life and note any losses and equipment failures.
Step 5: Sensitivity Study. Weʼll work with you on five specific cases to find areas of improvement within your facility. A draft report will be submitted at this stage.
Step 6: A final report on our findings will be submitted. Weʼll include comments from you on the first draft submitted at stage five. You will receive the results of the study as well as identified areas for improvement.