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Petrofac to represent energy sector on new projects task force

Petrofac to represent energy sector on new projects task force


Petrofac, leading international service provider to the energy industry, has been selected to represent the sector as part of a cross-industry Task Force created to transform project delivery.

The company was nominated by the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to join the Project Data Analytics Task Force. A collaborative venture made up of Project Management experts from a selection of cross-industry organisations, government bodies and academia, the Task Force will explore the use of data, systems and technology to enhance project delivery.

It will work to establish innovative project management solutions and skills, as well as facilitate access to information and data that will help drive project improvements across all sectors.

Alex Robertson, Petrofac’s Digital Deployment Lead - Projects, is leading the Task Force’s Solutions Development workstream. He said: “The aim of the Task Force is to deliver a step change in project performance. Here we have a group of like-minded projects people combining their expertise to accelerate learning and make project outcomes more predictable. As part of my role, I will be working to ensure that analytics methods, tools, technologies, and solutions are available at scale, to support cross-industry improvement.”

As part of its digitalisation strategy, Petrofac is embedding solutions across the project life cycle to optimise and connect its delivery. Last year the company launched its own data analytics tool, Petrolytics™, that predicts project and equipment health. The tool’s intelligent dashboards, which have been proven in the North Sea, get the right action, to the right people, ahead of issues occurring. 

“Through the use of live dashboards and Petrolytics™, Petrofac is already transforming asset and project data into actionable insights that enhance performance and better predict cost and schedule outcomes for our clients,” said Alex.

“These tools are actively supporting our clients to drive more predictable outcomes, so we are well-versed on how to drive project and operational assurance. We recognise however that not one area of industry has all the answers, and by working with others the energy sector has a fantastic opportunity to further enhance and standardise its approach. That’s important anywhere, but, as dedicated reports from the Oil and Gas Authority attest, in a mature basin like the North Sea, it is vital.”

Stephen Ashley, Digital Solution Centre Manager at the OGTC, commented: “The OGTC recognises that Petrofac is proving to be a leader in the field of project data analytics despite it being a relatively new concept for our industry, and it’s this experience that provides a great fit for the Task Force. We are confident that Alex will prove to be a valuable member of the team, as he will be able to bring both his own, and Petrofac’s, operational and project domain knowledge and experience to the table.”

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry. We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for the energy industries. Find out more at:  www.petrofac.com

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Published: 12-11-2020

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