Title: Maintenance management system for upstream operations in oil and gas industry: a case study

Authors: Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood; Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman; Baba Md Deros; Husiah Mazli

Addresses: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia ' Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Advance Manufacturing Research Group, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Advance Manufacturing Research Group, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper explores the plant maintenance management system that has been used by a giant oil and gas company in Malaysia. The system also called as PETRONAS maintenance management system (PMMS) used to manage the upstream operations for more than 100 plants of the case study company. Moreover, from the observations, focus group discussion with PMMS personnel and application through simulation (SAP R/3), this paper reviews the step-by-step approach and the elements that required for the PMMS. The findings show that the PMMS integrates the overall business strategy in upstream operations that consist of asset management, work management and performance management. In addition, PMMS’s roles are: to help operations personnel organise and plan their daily activities, to improve productivity and reduce equipment downtime, and to help operations management analyse the facilities and create performance and to provide and maintain the operational effectiveness of the facilities.

Keywords: maintenance management; oil industry; gas industry; upstream operations; Malaysia; PETRONAS; Petroliam Nasional Berhad; simulations; SAP; situation actor process; step-by-step approaches; business strategies; asset management; assets; work management; performance management; operations personnel; daily activities; activity planning; productivity improvement; equipment downtime; downtime reduction; operations management; operational effectiveness; production facilities; industrial engineering; systems engineering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2011.043141

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.9 No.3, pp.317 - 329

Available online: 17 Oct 2011 *

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