Asset Integrity & Performance

Asset Integrity & Performance

AIP Seven/Seven - Asset Integrity and Performance

Efficient Asset Integrity and Asset Performance is increasingly important in order to make Oil and Gas Energy Systems cost effective and economic. The same applies to Renewable Energy Systems.



The New AIP Seven/Seven Method for Energy Systems provide a Cost Effective system for managing Asset Integrity and Production Performance, through maximum use of the existing company system and the implementation of the EP-AIP Tool.




RACIS charts are subsequently applied to assign roles and responsibilities associated with the actions and deliverables within each element of the Management System, to key integrity related stakeholders in the organisation.


We establish to which extent an organisation is delivering and is aligned with each of the seven elements of the AIP MS. Capability Maturity Modelling is one of the techniques used to perform a self-assessment, which interrogates and scores the stakeholder’s maturity level of working to the ideal AIP MS. The self-assessment can be done in a workshop environment to include some of the stakeholders identified by the RACIS process.


Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) together with Production Performance Efficiency is integrated in the EP-AIP tool. Collected inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) data is stored and analysed within EP-AIP, through assessment, criticality analysis, risk assessment, reliability analysis and cost benefit analysis. Visualisation of integrity and performance reporting ensures decision makers quickly identify high exposure issues, and ensure appropriate corrective action is carried out; the key focus is Production Availability. With the FRACAS approach, EP-AIP ensures performance is protected with a proactive approach to: Monitor Equipment and Performance; Predict and Prevent Recurrence of Failures; Improve Up-Time with Less OPEX, and Extend Asset Life.


The Prioritised Action Plan, which is part of the EP-AIP Reporting, is a mix of managing high/critical risks, addressing actions from reported incidents and clearing actions that would improve the AIP MS. The dash board presented by EP-AIP provides a snapshot of the company’s AIP Risk Profile.


Recent major integrity related catastrophes in the energy sector have again highlighted the need for a degree of independence associated with integrity decision making. The AIP Seven/Seven process along with RACIS chart will support in developing a fit for purpose AIP Organisation and secure the right level of accountability, responsibility and decision making.


Fitness to Operate: This step recognises the requirement to demonstrate to the organisation and interested parties - investors, legislators and communities - that a functioning efficient system is in place to identify and manage plant failure risks. 


In Conclusion: The New AIP Seven/Seven Method delivers an AIP Statement of Fitness for your Energy System. The new AIP Statement of Fitness delivers a proportionate pro-active approach to failure rectification, system reliability and ensures that production availability and system integrity are top priorities, managed through the cost efficient EP-AIP Tool.


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