Our North Sea's oil and natural gas facilities are subject to intense waves, highly corrosive elements and extreme operating conditions that can present significant challenges to managing infrastructure integrity for mature assets.
To maintain asset integrity while safeguarding lives and the environment, CNR International (CNRI) operates a robust Asset Integrity Management System. This system helps us keep current processes and resources fit for purpose over the lifetime of our assets.
The United Kingdom's goal-setting legislative regime is one of the most stringent in the world. Our risk management approach incorporates key performance indicators (KPIs) into all aspects of our business to ensure that our performance is measurable and continuously improved upon.
Work on the Ageing and Life Extension (ALE) program is ongoing to ensure that performance standards of safety critical components continue to be achieved throughout the life extension phase of our facilities. The ALE program is part of our Process Safety Management (PSM) framework.
At CNRI, our framework for successful integrity management follows best practices and lessons learned within the international oil and natural gas industry by adopting the following management model:
- Clear policies and objectives: to set a clear direction for the company to follow in the improvement of operational reliability, standards for measuring performance and elimination of safety related risk
- Organizational structure and responsibilities: effective management structure and integrity management practices are required to deliver the policy and strategy. The establishment of a positive 'integrity culture' means less risk to individuals and less damage to the integrity of a facility
- Corrosion risk assessment and planning: to identify integrity threats and rank the risks they present and then plan appropriately for their effective avoidance or mitigation
- Implementation and analyzing: to ensure effective implementation of plans and analysis of data, leading to timely corrective action where necessary
- Monitoring and measuring performance: performance measured against agreed standards to reveal when and where improvement is needed
- Review system performance: the organization can learn from all relevant experience, apply the lessons and achieve continuous improvement
- Independent audit: to provide an independent and objective comparison between the integrity management system requirements and the system as implemented to enable corrective actions and improvement