Operations

Formidable experience in operations and maintenance, from skilled labour to full asset management and duty holder responsibility.
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Our business model enables our customers to increase overall operations efficiency and minimise costs without compromising safety or the environment.

The experience to challenge convention

We challenge conventional practices in order to reduce overall costs and optimise the performance and productivity of new and existing facilities.

Wood Group provides the full range of operational expertise from well operations through to final product delivery. Our experience and lessons learned from previous projects allow us to customise integrated operations management systems specific to our customers’ requirements. We build strong relationships and work with our customers to provide delivery of agreed business plans. The benefit? Safe delivery and cost effective operations through managing one contractual interface: this enables our customers to focus on utilising their own company resources to improve business performance.

Operations Excellence Framework (OEF)

At the heart of our approach to operations and maintenance is our Operations Excellence Framework (OEF).

OEF is a suite of systems, tools, processes and procedures designed to cover all the activities involved in operating and maintaining oil, gas and petrochemical facilities. OEF sets expectations (standards) for best-in-class operational delivery that all our operated assets must comply with.

OEF aims to deliver safe & efficient operations, at all times.  The key elements of OEF are:

  • Asset Integrity
  • Production
  • Maintenance
  • Costs
  • People
  • Integrated Asset Planning
  • Risk and Assurance
  • Operations Readiness

OEF ensures that assets are operated and maintained to continually deliver the best possible performance through their full operational lifecycle. We aim to create an operational structure that is both technically capable and commercially competitive.

OEF is underpinned by effective leadership and world class business excellence programmes including the USA’s Malcolm Baldridge Quality Management System, the European Foundation for Quality Management, and British Standard PAS 55, Optimal Management of Physical Assets.

Pre-operations phase

In the pre-operations phase, we ensure that every project start-up reaches maximum production as efficiently and safely as possible. We create value to the customers' assets through efficient management and an integrated network of technical expertise. We are experienced in setting up new offices and mobilising experienced operations and project personnel to a wide range of international locations.

Pre-operations activities typically include delivery of:

  • Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
  • Operations maintenance strategies
  • Operations maintenance procedures
  • Competency and training
  • An approved safety case
  • A computerised maintenance management systems build
  • Commissioning
  • Spares analysis and stock level recommendation

Our business approaches delivered substantial benefits to the customer in terms of:

  • LTI free since the project’s inception
  • Operations and maintenance personnel integrated into the project team at the construction phase
  • Design input
  • Knowledge transfer from previous successful projects resulting in greater efficiencies
  • Creation of operations and maintenance procedures and systems
  • Engineering services for modifications and major maintenance

Contract operations

Wood Group's daily operation and maintenance of producing properties strives to set the benchmark for efficiency. Our emphasis is always on safety of personnel, regulatory compliance and protection of the environment. We are organised to meet our customers' highest expectations of a single source contractor. The cost-saving and performance improving opportunities we offer our customers include shared services in air and marine transportation, offshore labour and supervising management level staff, leveraged purchasing power, and human resources programs. Our provision of well-qualified field personnel and proven supervision are keys to the success of our operations.

Facility operation and maintenance  

Wood Group can assume full operational responsibility for the operation and maintenance of oil and gas production (and other energy related) facilities. We manage operations using a plan designed to achieve a defined set of goals. We attain producing, maintenance and regulatory compliance goals while maintaining cost control objectives, through our unrivalled personnel resources, technical and logistical support and management commitment. We tailor all our services to meet our customers’ specific needs.

TransNet

For the transport you need, when you need it

Wood Group has an established transportation system that covers a large portion of the offshore environment and is available to support your logistical needs on an ad-hoc or term contract basis in the Gulf of Mexico. Our helicopters and boats are strategically located at both offshore hubs and onshore bases, and are dispatched through a central transportation coordinator located in our Houston office. TransNet is our comprehensive network of boats and helicopters.

Participation in TransNet gives each customer access to the whole network of air and marine vessels and enables Wood Group to tailor a transportation system to suit each client's individual set of circumstances. The combination of networking and sharing also provides participants with an increased flexibility and availability of equipment that could otherwise only be arranged by having multiple dedicated aircraft.