Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries — Production assurance and reliability management
|Publication Date:||1 June 2008|
|ICS Code (Equipment for petroleum and natural gas industries in general):||75.180.01|
|ICS Code (Petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment):||75.200|
This International Standard introduces the concept of production assurance within the systems and operations associated with exploration drilling, exploitation, processing and transport of petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas resources. This International Standard covers upstream (including subsea), midstream and downstream facilities and activities. It focuses on production assurance of oil and gas production, processing and associated activities and covers the analysis of reliability and maintenance of the components.
It provides processes and activities, requirements and guidelines for systematic management, effective planning, execution and use of production assurance and reliability technology. This is to achieve cost-effective solutions over the life cycle of an asset-development project structured around the following main elements:
- planning, execution and implementation of reliability technology;
- application of reliability and maintenance data;
- reliability-based design and operation improvement.
For standards on equipment reliability and maintenance performance in general, see the IEC 60300-3 series.
This International Standard designates 12 processes, of which
seven are defined as core production-ssurance processes and
addressed in this International Standard. The remaining five
processes are denoted as interacting processes and are outside the
scope of this International Standard. The interaction of the core
This International Standard recommends that the listed processes and activities be initiated only if they can be considered to add value.
The only requirements mandated by this International Standard
are the establishment and execution of the production-assurance