Oil Industry Maintenance

An evaluation of the maintenance requirements of the petroleum industry.

This paper examines how maintenance issues and scheduling are very important for the petroleum industry and how different business units have to work in close coordination with each other in order to achieve the best performance from all the equipment within the organization. It also discusses the importance of training and education and how training should not be restricted to the maintenance departments, but rather the need and reason for maintenance should be provided to all employees within the organization. It shows how the stability of the oil and gas industry depends on its ability to answer the market’s increased demand, while still providing profits. All scheduling for maintenance in the oil production business should be done based on the bottleneck, the product most required.

Existing Conditions in the Petroleum Industry
Problems Faced by Maintenance Departments and Their Impact on the Petroleum Industry
Discussion of the Maintenance Requirements
Maintenance of Tanks Used For Storage of Petroleum Products in Tank Farms
Maintenance of Refineries on a Holistic and Generalized Bases
Results Expected From the Maintenance Program Set in Place
Many of the key players in the oil and gas industry are striving to reduce their outstanding debts and improving their cash flow. Organizations involved in the productions, distribution and warehousing of petroleum products are realizing that by using preventive maintenance (PM) and behaving proactive with regards to the problems and issues faced within their operations that can achieve their goal of reducing costs and operational expenses. Constant risk assessments of the manufacturing and production facilities and periodic evaluation of all the work processes has helped many other industries improve their bottom line. The petroleum industry is quick to realize the gains and advantages that can be got by using many of the tried and tested management tools used by other industries.