WRFM Process Improvement
Thesis DisciplineEngineering Management
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Engineering in Management
The intent of this Project was to identify areas of improvement in Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) Well, Reservoir and Facility Management (WRFM) practices, in order to meet full compliance with Shell global WRFM Standards by their next annual review in Q4 2014. A gap analysis was carried out to identify where improvement efforts must be focussed and measures to support optimisation, streamlining and alignment of processes have been recommended.
The Shell Blade 27 – Well, Reservoir and Facility Management Guideline was used to obtain insight and understanding of the WRFM process and requirements. The STOS WRM Management Manual, WRFM Plans and Health-check outputs were used as supplementary documentation for the gap analysis. The Shell WRFM minimum requirements were used as the established benchmark against which STOS practices were measured using the asset assessment tool. Interviews were carried out to further highlight complexities and constraints at STOS to meet Shell criteria.
The findings in this report provide evidence of issues that should be addressed for the continuous improvement of WRFM at STOS. These have been provided for the consideration of Shell Todd Oil Services Limited WRFM Steering Committee Chair.