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JANUARY 2017 | DATA-DRIVEN OIL FIELDS | EPMAG.COM 30 MAINTENANCE A Smarter Approach to Equipment Maintenance The logic of condition monitoring is as compelling as its economics, and every function critical to optimizing the performance of a new platform offshore Norway will benefi t from it. By Edmund Knutsen Siemens AG C ondition-Based Maintenance (CBM) protocols, ad- vanced monitoring technologies and interpretive ex- pertise is being applied to optimize maintenance of mission-critical equipment in offshore environments. Condition Monitoring (CM) is the basis of CBM and is an integral part of the Siemens comprehensive and advanced technology solution for the Ivar Aasen platform, developed and operated by AkerBP (formerly Det norske prior to its June merger with BP Norge). The functions monitored include electrical and rotating equipment, valves, process control, automation, instruments, telecom and safety. When the platform, located 180 km (112 miles) off the Norwegian coast, begins producing (scheduled for December 2016), every function critical to optimizing its performance will benefi t from the information, interpretive expertise and analytics derived from Siemens CM. Compelling logic and economics The logic of CM is as compelling as its economics. Why per- form maintenance according to a strict calendar schedule when CM can tell you the actual state of monitored equip- ment? If equipment is operating well and displays no indica- As of July 2016, the Ivar Aasen topside was in place on the fi eld at UtsiraHight. First oil was expected in December 2016. (Photos courtesy of Siemens AG)

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