Oil & Gas

Asset life Extension

In the dynamic field of asset management, the focus on asset life extension (ALE) is intensifying, especially in industries dependent on the durability of physical assets, such as oil, gas, and offshore operations. ALE employs a comprehensive set of engineering solutions and integrity management systems to extend the operational life of assets, ensuring their safety and efficacy well beyond their original expiry dates. This process involves a detailed analysis to assess each asset’s condition against industry best practices to enhance reliability and longevity.

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Asset Life Extension Services: Enhancing the Longevity and Performance of Ageing Assets

The scope of ALE covers everything on an asset from integrity related issues with piping,  obsolescence, production optimisation through to large-scale infrastructure such as risers, crucial for safe operations and preserving licence to operate. Selecting a proficient ALE service provider allows for a nuanced evaluation of these ageing assets, setting a transparent methodology that allows all potential failure modes to be identified and hence predicting life which in turn allows for implementing preventive measures. This strategic asset management not only optimises operational efficiency but also exemplifies prudent resource utilisation by extending asset life rather than prematurely replacing them.

ALE services offer a comprehensive view of aged asset management, customised to meet each asset’s specific lifecycle requirements. Providers utilise sophisticated asset integrity management systems to collate and analyse data, facilitating a holistic understanding of asset condition and maintenance needs. This approach supports informed decision-making, ensuring interventions are technically sound, commercially sensible, and compliant with strict safety standards.

As industries move towards more sustainable operations, the role of ALE in resource optimisation and cost-efficiency becomes increasingly significant. By adopting ALE strategies and collaborating with skilled providers, organisations can significantly reduce the need for early production cessation, thus ensuring long-term operational success in a constantly evolving industrial environment. ALE is not merely a technical endeavour but a strategic business approach to maintaining competitiveness and safety.

Maximising Asset Value Through asset life extension tool

In industries where asset longevity is crucial, ALE is key to maximising asset value and operational performance. Apollo has developed our in-house system, “Apollo Life Extension and Repair Tool (ALERT)” honed from working on many north sea and international life extension projects.  Our innovative asset identifies systems and degradation drivers, determines ranking weightings, allows systematic evaluation and documentation, screens and ranks potential projects, creates schedules and action reports for execution.  This ensures that the work is no just a paper exercise but allows a clear path from Who, What, Why into realisation and ensuring assets continue to operate effectively. By leveraging multidisciplinary engineering expertise, we develop life extension plans that rejuvenate assets while maintaining their integrity and considering future production opportunities.

Apollo’s strategies are tailored to enhance the efficiency and lifespan of your assets. Through robust systems and engineering excellence, we conduct thorough evaluations to identify and implement life-extending solutions. Sustainable practices are at the heart of our approach, aiming to prolong asset operation without compromising safety or performance.

We offer services tailored to your operational needs, including comprehensive assessments and detailed studies. Our solutions are designed to strengthen the life and resilience of critical assets, ensuring comprehensive attention to every phase of the asset lifecycle.

By integrating our asset management systems into your operations, you gain access to advanced tools for ALE. Our team, equipped with extensive knowledge and resources, is committed to extending the working life of your assets through both practical and innovative methods.

In summary, partnering with Apollo for ALE services ensures your assets achieve extended lifespans, leading to improved profitability and minimised downtime. It’s about empowering assets to perform with renewed vigour and reliability. Trust in our expertise to enhance the longevity and performance of your assets, securing the future of your operations.

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  1. Offshore Renewables

    Offshore Renewables
    Offshore Renewables

    Apollo’s dedicated renewable energy team has been building its capability since 2011. We have successfully applied our offshore marine experience and are expert in delivering safe, reliable and efficient solutions in the offshore environment.

  2. Hydrogen & Carbon Capture

    Hydrogen & Carbon Capture
    Hydrogen & Carbon Capture

    Apollo are working with a growing portfolio of clients advising on low carbon hydrogen strategies and projects, conceptual studies for carbon abatement and power to x projects.

  3. Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear Energy

    Apollo is already supporting major projects such as Hinkley Point C through various engineering discipline and design input and will export this expertise through to the Sizewell C project and beyond into an expanding market and exciting market.

  4. Oil & Gas

    Oil & Gas
    Oil & Gas

    With energy demands rising and the transition to a low carbon economy, our responsibility to extract hydrocarbons in the most environmentally efficient way possible has never been more important.