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Oil Spill Response accelerates emergency response and asset management processes with IBM Maximo Asset Management

Oil Spill Response transforms asset management with Maximo EAM

In the event of a significant oil spill, cleanup equipment and personnel must be deployed as quickly as possible. Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) uses IBM® Maximo® Asset Management for rapid and efficient monitoring and maintenance of both subsea and surface equipment, helping to ensure the right assets are ready for deployment whenever a spill occurs.

              

Oils Spill Response Maximo EAM implementation

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is an industry-owned cooperative which exists to respond effectively to oil spills anywhere, anytime. OSRL provides preparedness, response, and subsea well intervention services, and shares its expertise with other industry organisations. The company operates from facilities in the United Kingdom, Norway, Bahrain, Singapore, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, and the USA. With a distinguished reputation achieved by attending nearly all the major spill incidents for the past 30 years, OSRL is an industry leader in its field.

Oil Spill Response Maximo case study
OSRL sea raft
OSRL plane

The challenge

Globally spread assets 

OSRL needed a way to monitor, manage and maintain its assets worldwide, to ensure that essential equipment is always available for rapid deployment in the event of an oil spill.

For the oil industry, environmental protection is paramount—and when a spill happens, it is critical to respond quickly and effectively. With bases in the United Kingdom, Norway, Bahrain, Singapore, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, and the USA, OSRL must continuously monitor the status and whereabouts of thousands of pieces of equipment, to ensure it is always ready to deploy the right assets to the proper locations in the event of a spill.

OSRL operation is slightly unusual, highly specialised, and very capital-intensive –  there are over 6,000 individual assets just in the UK base – so taking on and monitoring all that equipment is a challenge in itself.

The Solution

OSRL decided to adopt IBM Maximo Asset Management, to help it monitor the position and status of its assets worldwide, enabling more detailed reporting on asset availability, and more effective scheduling of repairs.
SRO Solutions helped the company to adapt the solution to its specific needs. 
SRO set up the solution configuring Maximo for all the different areas of the business that would be using it, with custom Start Centers that show each user the information that is most relevant to them.

The result

With the IBM Maximo Asset Management solution in place, OSRL is now better able to monitor its assets worldwide, with more diverse and efficient reporting tools. These tools enable the company to more quickly deploy its assets in the event of a spill.

  • Automated data consolidation cuts reporting on average by two days.

  • The contractors servicing and maintenance record updates capability gives instant information about the status of all our assets
  • Assets deployment process itself is now effortless with Maximo handling the paperwork of deploying equipment in foreign territories and it automatically generates and files the forms we need to get the material through customs.

Business Benefits of Maximo implementation

  • Improves traceability of assets for repair and maintenance purposes

  • Streamlines equipment selection process for more efficient emergency responses

  • Accelerates asset deployment by automating the creation of customs documentation

"With SRO and IBM Maximo, our asset management processes are becoming more efficient. Improved response effectiveness helps us mitigate the consequences of a spill, and better protect environmental resources."

Marcus Russel, Consultancy Supervisor at Oil Spill Response Ltd

"With SRO and IBM Maximo, our asset management processes are becoming more efficient. Improved response effectiveness helps us mitigate the consequences of a spill, and better protect environmental resources."

Oil Spill Response Ltd