Equipment Criticality Review

Samphire Subsea Case Study

The drive to deliver production efficiency, whilst reducing costs and protecting critical infrastructure in a mature environment is a key challenge for operators. If economic recovery is to be maximised, then a clear understanding of the asset’s configuration, operational basis and key production risk areas is required. As well as demonstrating experience in this area (structured review of existing operational assets), Samphire has previously conducted a number of linked studies, from developing an overall subsea spares strategy for a UKCS operator to identifying and managing an asset critical spares philosophy.

Samphire can offer a comprehensive initial assessment and recommendation based on applying a proven suite of risk based assessment & economic analysis tools to the client’s specific asset inventory and history of operation. Where a strategy already exists, this can be reviewed against current operational basis and brought into alignment with the current industry initiatives.

With a clear overarching strategy in place, the opportunity to increase efficiency, adopt standardisation and embrace collaboration can be realised by assessing individual requirements to component level. Examples of production critical elements previously assessed by Samphire include general subsea controls, flexible pipe jumpers, process valves and development of asset specific SCM strategies.


Work Screening / Evaluation Equipment Criticality Review Risk Management Caisson Investigation Study/Repairs Subsea IRM - General Subsea Support Brownfield Project Execution Work Execution Pigging Campaign Management Subsea Engineering - Single Vessel Solution Subsea Controls Obsolescence Package Management Subsea Facilities Life Extension Subsea Decommissioning Services