Surface Corrosion Consultants Ltd have been engaged by gas and oil exploration and production company Shell NAM to provide a ten-year package through its innovative Surface Asset Management™ (SAM™?) software.
The technology will be deployed in the client’s onshore and offshore gas production facilities in the UK and Dutch sectors of the Southern North Sea and represents an important step forward in underlining the scalability of SAM™?.
Following initial penetration testing to identify and address issues and a data cleaning process, training sessions will be conducted for users. The further addition of a Cyber Essentials’ Plus accreditation gives client assurance and peace of mind that Surface’s IT own infrastructure meets all the latest regulations and is ISO27001 compliant.
The scope of work will also include the integration of data into the SAM™?application to maximise asset management efficiency through seamless and streamlined transition. It will allow field inspectors performing quality checks using SAM™? to input and generate reports based on their findings. This is then be transferred to the cloud to allow real-time reporting of activities in the field, to ensure up-to-the-minute information. The project also involves the exciting development of a bespoke Degradation Forecasting Module (DFM) which enables better planning and cost efficiencies by forecasting when asset upgrading is required.
Commenting on the contract award, Surface Corrosion Consultants’ Managing Director Sean Truesdale said: “This is the most significant contact to date for SAM™? in terms of scope and length of time, we are delighted to be working with the Shell NAM to develop the application in step with their needs. I am excited to see SAM™? being used globally and look forward to what this relationship has to offer for the future.
It is crucial that our technology’s evolution mirrors the real needs of the sectors we operate within and this is only achievable thanks to a combination of nurturing close working relationships and having the best expertise in the industry on our team to develop innovative, practical solutions which are scalable and allow us to engage with significant clients such as Shell NAM.”
Joost Brilleman Civil Engineering Lead (TA-2) at NAM added: “This new version of SAM™? is assisting us in our digital transformation of coatings and insulation inspection along with monitoring the progress and productivity of our contractors. We have plans for additional functionality and investment with the SAM™? development team meaning we will be able to accurately predict the condition of assets years into the future. Digitising the whole process makes sense on so many levels.”