DNV GL Digital Platform Offers 40 Years of Reliability Data

The data have been collected and analyzed from more than 18,000 equipment units with failure and maintenance records and includes information on subsea fields with more than 2,000 years of operating experience.

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Offshore and onshore reliability data (OREDA) gathered by several oil and gas operators for nearly 4 decades is now available online through DNV GL’s data platform, Veracity.

The OREDA handbook, established in 1981 in cooperation with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, has collected data from almost 300 installations and includes 18,000 equipment units with 43,000 failure and 80,000 maintenance records. The databank also includes information on subsea fields with more than 2,000 years of operating experience.

Working in partnership with French IT service provider SATODEV and OREDA member companies, the data were originally presented in a traditional handbook and have been converted to a digital tool called “OREDA@Cloud.” 

Instigated by a joint industry project (JIP), it allows users to have interactive access to the database. The JIP member companies include Eni, BP Exploration Operating Company, Gassco AS, Neptune Energy Norge AS, Petrobras, Equinor, and Total.

“The OREDA@Cloud tool has been developed to give users the ability to search and investigate data previously held in the physical OREDA handbook, the last edition of which was issued in 2015. Users can apply filters and analyze the OREDA reliability database. Going digital through the Veracity platform is a real step-change for those wanting to access and use what is today the largest reliability database of the oil and gas industry,” said Nicolas Clavé, Total’s representative to OREDA and JIP steering committee chairman.

The OREDA software and dataset is available by subscription from the Veracity marketplace.