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PTTEP completes SRO implementation

SRO Solutions reports that it has recently completed the implementation of its data replicator system for oil and gas exploration company PTTEP in Western Australia.

The SRO Data Replicator (SDR), based on IBM Maximo asset management software, will be used to manage operations by sharing data across the company’s offices in Perth and Darwin in Australia, and also in Singapore.

“SDR is designed to solve the exact problem we were facing,” explained Greg Archer, PTTEP IT support engineer.

“SRO staff were excellent, they worked closely with our team to gain an understanding of what we wanted. This enabled them to carry out a lot of the configuration work in the UK. When they were ready, they flew over to Perth and installed the solution.”

“Everything went smoothly and they did a great job on knowledge transfer. We now expect to see significant improvements in productivity and reductions in maintenance and procurement costs.”

SDR will particularly be used to maintain equipment onboard a newly built PTTEP floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that will be used for a project to develop oilfields in the southern Timor Sea, to maintain optimal levels of uptime.

“This requires robust preventive and corrective maintenance processes that needed Maximo to work effectively,” SRO managing director, Steve Driver, explained.

“The most important challenge was to keep the maintenance and procurement processes in sync between Perth, Darwin and the offshore FPSO.”

“It could only communicate via a low-bandwidth satellite link and so they needed separate instances of the data to be kept in three locations so that everyone could carry on with their work even if the connection temporarily went down.”

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