Throughout the life of any oil or gas production or refining facility, maintenance is required annually where a facility halts production to enable the inspection, maintenance and repair, or replacement, of components. Maintenance plans are generally established for each item of equipment and these are followed to ensure optimal performance from the production facility. In addition to the long term planned maintenance, there are also short term planned and unplanned maintenance requirements. Generally, planned shutdowns are referred to as a “turnaround” and an unplanned interruption to production is referred to as a “shutdown”.
Halliburton’s maintenance services help to efficiently remove hydrocarbons, accelerate temperature stabilization, aid inspection and maintenance activities, and prepare the system for restart. Our procedures and technology is tuned to optimize safety, time and flexibility, ensuring system restart is achieved on, or in a number of cases, ahead of schedule.
The discrete services offered by Halliburton include:
- Nitrogen Purging
- Hydrocarbon Decontamination
- Chemical Cleaning
- Accelerated Cooling
- Flange Integrity Management
- Controlled Bolt Tightening / Nut Splitting
- Oil Flushing
- On-site Machining
- Hydrostatic Testing
- Internal Camera Inspection
- Leak Detection
- Helium Leak Testing
- Oxygen Reduction Purging
- Ultrasonic Inspection and Testing
The integration of all these related services into a single package allows the various scopes to be easily planned, completed, reported and certified with minimal, or no third party handovers or interfaces, minimizing non-productive time and enhancing safety. This provides additional benefits from simplification of the permit, to work system through, to an increase in completion quality due to total system ownership, and enhanced safety through real time system awareness. A small, single crew of personnel who can perform all the required shutdown services, provides substantial reductions in manpower requirements and logistical costs which, in turn, help reduce overall shutdown costs.
Key advantages of an integrated suite of shutdown services are the seamless interfaces between each phase of the operation. This working philosophy is aligned with our vision that “our engineering and project management processes deliver on-time, on-budget solutions to maximize midstream facility up-time and throughput” and delivers our goal of ”clean and leak free start-up, first time, every time” through ownership of systems and subsystems by small groups of dedicated professional individuals.
- Enhancement of overall safety due to use of a single crew and elimination of risks associated with handovers and poor communication
- Reduction of project schedule resulting in reduced down time and enhanced production figures
- Decreased on-site head count
- Reduction in costs