Oil production from the Rijn Field, offshore the Netherlands, ceased in 1998 when it became uneconomic to produce the oil. Current enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques have made it economically viable to re-commence oil production, following a Re-Commissioning Project which carried out major refurbishment and upgrading of the offshore facilities.
As part of the Re-Commissioning Project, Orchid undertook to supply the following:
- An Operations Manual
- A set of Operating Instructions
- A Platform Systems Handbook
- Operator Training Materials.
The Operations Manual involved re-authoring material from the original manuals and authoring of new material from design and vendor documents. All new illustrations were produced, maintaining the ‘tram-line’ style used on the flow diagrams in the original manuals. In order to maximise the benefits derived from the use of these manuals these were produced in three formats:
- As printed paper manuals, printed on wipe clean, tear resistant paper
- As a simple electronic manual on CD, as a collection of PDF files with an index html page
- As an interactive electronic technical manual (IETM)
Operating Instructions were produced in Microsoft Excel so that they could be integrated with TAQA’s existing Operating Instruction System.
The A6 sized Platform Systems Handbook were issued to all Operators on the offshore installations as a carry-about aide memoire to the Production and Utility Systems. These were also printed on wipe clean, tear resistant paper.
Operator Training materials took the form of Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations supported by comprehensive Lecture Notes. These were utilised at Operator training seminars organised and run by TAQA project personnel themselves.
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