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Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Company Drives Operational Excellence (APAC Upstream)

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About the Company This Asia-Pacific based oil & gas company operates in more than 20 countries in Africa, ASEAN, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North America and South America. The company has business imperatives for operational excellence as well as health, safety and environment (HSE) performance. Challenge With oil prices holding well below historical $100/barrel levels and both regulators and society paying greater attention to activity and HSE performance, the company determined to reduce costs, deliver projects with discipline and prioritize safety and asset integrity. This caused the company to embark upon a new and ambitious operational excellence, remote monitoring and digitalization initiative to maximize safety, reliability and cost efficiency. The objective was simple but profound: standardize efficient and effective processes across the entirety of its upstream business globally. Addressing this challenge required new ways of collaborating across dozens of geographically dispersed sites, with very different operating practices. It also required the creation of a new Center of Excellence (CoE) at the company's headquarters, which was chartered with centralized monitoring of site safety, reliability and performance metrics and driving the adoption of best practices and learning across the organization. The CoE was also assigned the task of identifying any necessary investments that would be required to realize the objective of the high-priority initiative. Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Company Drives Operational Excellence PAS PlantState Integrity™ from Hexagon drives significant gains in safety, reliability and cost effectiveness with real-time remote monitoring of operations Business Benefits: • 90% reduction in alarm rates, significant operator efficiency gains 93% reduction in SIF bypasses, standardized bypass governance • Higher performing control loops through monitoring, analysis and diagnosis of control valves in the field • Visualization of all critical operating parameters and safe operating limits with reporting on violations • Real-time monitoring of performance at each site and headquarters CoE Case Study

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