Automation projects are plagued with delays and cost overruns that can’t be mitigated with traditional job planning and execution methods.
The current wave of new oil and gas field development has set into motion these two unique sets of challenges due to remote geography and an increasing lack of qualified manpower. This is increasingly apparent in the current surge of West Texas development where GlobaLogix automation integration customers have found a better way to reach cost and time goals by employing a distinctly different operational model.
New well completions involve a variety of contracted specialists, all working together in a coordinated effort where the sequences of activities are timed, sourced, and managed to avoid the number one killer of productivity – wasted onsite labor hours.
- Installation sequences – different vendors/different crews getting in each other’s way
- Difficulty and time finding skilled labor in an industry that’s workforce shrank to 260,000
- Delays in panel fabrication and delivery
- Lack of foresight and planning in required parts or tools needed onsite
- Unforeseen issues requiring customer decision when they are on another location or busy solving other issues.
At GlobaLogix we’ve developed work practices that overcome these issues to enable our automation systems integration customers to reach their projected cost and time goals by avoiding those cost overruns and delays.
Here is how we do it:
- We assemble process automation teams and deploy them for extended work cycles to proximate crew camps.
- We start each workday by gathering each team at the camp, briefing the day’s work, ensuring the right control system parts and tools are on hand, conducting tailgate safety meetings and departing for the site early in the day.
- We maximize daylight hours to accomplish more in each day.
- We employ a project coordinator to check daily with the customer to avoid misdirection.
- We scout upcoming sites to identify if the location will be ready for our crews to work.
- We gather parts and supplies at the camp and make them ready days before they are needed.
- We attract qualified engineers, technicians and installers with an in-house recruiter who looks for cultural fit as much as for experience and skillset.
With the right planning, we avoid work delays onsite. Our customers get on time completions within the cost budgeted. Onsite teams are tailored for the job and equipped with the right parts. That’s how GlobaLogix gets the job done.
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