While many businesses aspire to apply better in-house management systems, they often reluctantly cast this aside due to concerns about the impact it could have on demanding workloads and all-important delivery for clients.
But it is possible for all businesses, regardless of their size and client commitments, to implement a fully integrated and effective quality and business management system without disruption to operations as well as in a time-friendly manner. In fact, many businesses reap substantial rewards both in the short and long-term after deciding to enhance their systems.
Such quality and business management applications are well used and relied upon by larger operators in the energy industry and they can play an even more significant role for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) looking to grow their businesses in a sustainable fashion.
Whether it is from a technical, business or personnel viewpoint, a fully integrated business management system can provide the backbone in supporting an organisation to work efficiently, improve the quality and accessibility of information, reduce administrative burden and save on costs.
AGR, the leading independent well management company, is urging operators in the North Sea to capitalise on increasing availability and falling rig rates.
During the company’s annual rig briefing to operators in London recently delegates heard that a softening rig market means that operators need to grasp this opportunity to secure a rig for their drilling projects, at a significantly lower cost than the high rates seen recently.
AGR Rig Team leader, Duncan Weir, discussed the cost-cutting initiatives many operators are embarking on in response to the recent surge in rig demand. This has resulted in options lapsing and excess time being available on long-term contracts, meaning sublet time emerging and even early termination of contracts. Weir urged operators to progress future drilling activity where possible if they are to make the most of these rate reductions and availability.
RDS, has been awarded a $10million USD contract to carry out front-end engineering design (FEED) work on Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea.
The FEED work will be undertaken by the RDS team in London through a subcontract with Aker Solutions for full front end engineering of the drilling facilities throughout the platform. Whilst RDS has worked with most of the major topsides contractors in London and Houston, this will be its first contract with Aker Solutions.