Agenda | All times Malaysia Time (UTC +8)
Tuesday, April 20
Vice President, Malaysia Assets
The ‘standardisation’ in the context of this workshop is about uniformity and consistency in how business is run efficiently in order to achieve excellence and deliver cost savings. Standardisation can benefit the industry by simplifying processes from design and construction to through to installation and start-up, in order to create safer, more predictable and reliable facilities.
This session is about learning from the experiences from different disciplines and departments in the oil and gas industry. These learnings will provide beneficial insights for those looking to understand and replicate what others have done.
A standard can be described as repeatable, harmonised, agreed, and documented. Standards contain technical specifications or other precise criteria designed to be used consistently as a rule, guideline, or definition.
Standardisation is the process of developing, implementing and in some cases, mandating processes or technical standards based on consensus of different parties within an organisation or industry. By applying proper technical or process standards, it can streamline the quality and consistency of the outputs, be it a product or services, in ensuring their compatibility, interoperability, repeatability, and safety.
The end goal of this effort is to lower the overall costs of operations through efficiency and waste reduction, while maintaining the expected level of quality.
There are various methods and processes adopted by different companies to standardise and streamline their processes and operations. For instance, standards implemented for a product could be very specific, such as a standard product design, or broadly prescribed, such as standard technical requirements. However, with a standard design, where the product interfaces with other products, compatibility must be ensured. For processes, the Lean Six Sigma is one of the methods adopted widely in the manufacturing industry, this methodology could be adopted by the oil and gas industry to help come up with process standardisation to achieve desired outcomes. This method relies heavily on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing wastes, reducing variations, and ensuring consistent end-products.
By having standard products and/or practices, work efficiency and performance can be increased significantly while minimising unnecessary duplication and waste, and this should lead to overall cost reduction. This session will focus on the challenges, success stories and lessons learnt on the methods and processes required to achieve standardisation in their work scopes or organisations.
Shaping Malaysia's Well Completion Excellence Through COMSTEC Standardisation, Muhammad Helmi Nordin, PETRONAS; Khairil Faiz Abdul Aziz, Hess
Standardisation of Solar Alert Wellhead and Christmas Tree, Hillmy Kasim, Solar Alert Sdn Bhd
Case Study on Integrated Downhole Logging Suite to Diagnose Multi-phase Flow and Improve Multireservoirs Flow Allocation, Alexander Mukha, TGT Oilfield Services
Wednesday, April 21
In the early years, despite having similar well objectives, well design variations between operators were glaring. This was due to the utilisation of individual technical standards and best practices by respective operators. Offshore well designs especially, tend to be more conservative, built with extra contingency and design with larger safety factor, which were rather subjective and inconsistent between operators. However, with the economic downturn in recent years, cost optimisation has become key to operational sustainability as operators are pressured to reduce the CAPEX/ABEX, the development time, and to improve return on investment (ROI) by the stakeholders. As such, well design standardisation has become more prevalent, as part of optimisation.
The typical well design and planning cycle ranges from 6-24 months, subject to well complexity, with immense time spent on customised well designs and long lead items procurement due to the variety of design options by each operator. Full life cycle standardised well designs; including exploration, development, production and abandonment, will allow operators to reduce the project delivery cycle and the well CAPEX/ABEX significantly.
The mindset of implementing fit-for-purpose well design concept that is embraced by the industry, need to be revisited to reflect the current operating environment. Instead, the "one size fits most” concept is now gaining more momentum in the industry. Operators can have several standardised designs with suitability depending on several factors, including reservoir composition, capacity, and water depth. Having multiple designs empower operators to steer from the fit-for-purpose design approach with cost-effective standardisation approach covering all possible operating scenarios.
- Standardisation of Caprock Restoration P&A Technique for End of Field Life Well in Malaysia, Yap Yun Thiam, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Avinash Kishore Kumar, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
- Completion Design Standardization Strategies, Ryan Fields, Halliburton Energy Services
- Deepwater Well Design Standardisation for Americas Ventures, Muhammad Redzuan Norani, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Muhammad Afif Syakir Muhamad Sobri, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
Oil price cycle’s occurrence had increased this decade and in relative to the past recovery from the recent downturn, may take a while to recover given the current situation. Low oil price has driven some operators to opt for minimised complexity and wells activities costs. Majority of operators have become more committed toward time optimisation in drilling campaigns through enhancing drilling rate, reducing flat time, and adding simultaneous operations.
In the context of standardisation, contractors in respective work units or product line could collectively consider synergising with operators in time-saving initiatives, which are not only limited to well construction and intervention operations, but also in the earlier stages such as during post award activities. Alternatively, the industry could re-evaluate what would be the minimum requirement of their product line that would serve the best interest of operators in the most cost-effective manner. The one-size-fits-all concept might not be effective, and standardisation of minimum technical requirement for work units or product line design should be considered and made ready with adequate fit-for-purpose equipment.
Some of the work units are governed by their own manual and standard, but a best practice and standard guideline should be adopted to enhance work unit reliability and serviceability, improve quality assurance, and reduce equipment failure. In today’s challenging market, it is important to get the right tool at the right time, balance between cost and performance, and meet the demand of operators to lower operation cost.
In the end, such mutual initiatives could improve cost which will then drive higher activity frequency needed during this trying time. This session is not limited to drilling rig units, but also well intervention work units and any product line in general.
- Managing Minimum Equipment Requirements/Standard to Achieve Optimum Safety Status, Mohd Shahrin Saad, Setegap Ventures Petroleum Sdn. Bhd.
- Fit for Performance – A Standard Way to Excellence, Peter Hone, ModuResources AP Pte Ltd; Jan Brakel, ModuResources Group
- Slim Hole Rig Efficiency and Offline Capabilities, Martin MacLeod, Borr Drilling
Thursday, April 22
Digitalisation and innovation are without doubt has become norms, mission and vision for almost all operators and service providers. This is the future of the world and the oil & gas industry. Digital adoption provides profound opportunities for reshaping operating angles of drilling operations leads to various benefits to day-to-day operations, enhanced project’s productivity and ultimately cost reduction.
Standardisation of processes comprises of budgetary well planning, implementation, technical execution and post evaluation. The early estimation of well budgetary for instance tends to be over-estimated in which contributing to value leakage to the operator. The leakage might due to the lack of standardisation in digitalisation and big data practices.
In term of well design and well delivery, it will enable operators to drive more value from their projects in the safest way possible, while having the confidence their wells will be drilled and constructed with the highest level of integrity available in the market today and also include key factors in mitigating the drilling hazards.
The scope of this session will focus on ideas and new innovations on how to utilise digitalisation as an enabler for wells standardisation and cost reduction.
- Standardisation of Digital Drill Well on Paper (e-DWOP) through the Integration of Real Time Operation Centre (RTOC) and Drill Well on Simulator (DWOS), Amin Azhari, EFTECH Drilling Solutions
- AFE Accuracy Enhancement: Digital Initiative for OBO, Nasir Yunus, PETRONAS
Supply chain links all the pieces together into one complete package and governs contractual obligations between the end user and the service provider. Supply chain also include delivery scope and specifications, timing, cost, quality, and HSE. Not many dare to venture into this profession due to the tremendous amount of challenges faced while combining inputs and demands from all relevant stakeholders, which more often than not vary, and converting them into solutions for everyone and in the interest of the project’s success.
To say that there have been attempts made to standardise supply chain processes would be an understatement. In fact, there have been numerous collective efforts by all stakeholders to instil uniformity within the supply chain processes, not just within one scope or one organisation, but across various scopes of services and across organisations, such as integrated drilling contracts, integrated well services contracts, umbrella contracts and Pan Malaysia contracts. Supply chain management is continuously evolving, more rapidly now in the current market climate, in echoing the calls from industry leaders for cost optimisation.
This session will focus on the challenges, success stories and lessons learnt, from which we can improve upon, in the journey towards wells standardisation from the supply chain perspective.
- A Paradigm Shift in Wells ABEX Risk Reduction: An EPSm Factory Well Abandonment Contracting Pilot Case Study, Steven Allan Canny, Weatherford
- The Detailed Specification and the Long-Term Relationship - Two of the Key Enablers to a Standardised Supply Chain, Peter Slagel, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
- Peter Slagel, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
Suthesh Arul a/l A. Arulselvam, Barretto Business Development LLC
Rodney Barretto, Barretto Business Development LLC
Steven Allan Canny, Weatherford