ADIL, an independent energy consultancy, has secured a contract with Centrica Energy to support the development and implementation of an operational excellence programme that will allow the operator to maximise output from its North Sea assets.
The deal will see ADIL provide project management resources and support to Centrica in the delivery of a programme across the Central and Northern North Sea, Southern North Sea, Morecambe Bay and the Netherlands regions.
ADIL has worked with Centrica Energy since 2012, delivering a range of enhanced operating standards around permits to work, safe isolations, operational risk assessments, control of overrides and shutdown management. All of these standards are currently being implemented across Centrica Energy’s UK and Dutch operating hubs.
ADIL also managed the implementation of a production loss reporting tool to provide accurate and timely identification of losses and measurement of production efficiency.
Under the new contract, ADIL’s support will include defining a business process for recording, monitoring and tracking operational risk assessments; providing continuing enhancement and implementation of operating standards; providing ongoing operational assurance; and delivery of management support for asset improvement plans.
The agreement extends the company’s relationship with Centrica Energy through to the end of 2014, with a dedicated team of personnel based from ADIL’s Aberdeen office engaged on the project.
Graham Walker, operations manager at ADIL, said: “The goal of the programme is to deliver superior safety performance and maximise asset value through interventions in the key areas of safety performance, production efficiency and operating costs.
“We are particularly delighted with this contract award as it adds to the work we have delivered to Centrica Energy since the start of their operational excellence programme in 2012.
“The operational excellence improvement support that we provide delivers real benefits to our clients and to the wider North Sea industry, enabling them to increase operational efficiency and maximise the value of their assets and the region’s contribution to the UK economy.”
ADIL is an independent consultancy focused on providing state of the art development and operations management support to the energy industry. With upwards of 180 staff and offices in Aberdeen and London, it marked a turnover of £31million in the last financial year and invested in growing its Operations and Improvements group.