Oil and Gas Documentation and Information Services
How Orchid Can Help
The Oil and Gas Industry’s unique legislative and safety requirements require highly specialised technical documentation and training material in order to efficiently operate and maintain its installations. Orchid’s team of technical writers, illustrators and production staff can originate, produce and deliver the products and service needed to meet these requirements.
Oil and Gas Technical Manuals
Orchid produces and delivers technical manuals specifically tailored to client requirements. With regard to the UK North Sea these manuals will be produced to comply with UK legislation. In other areas of the world, such manuals may be produced in order to comply with relevant national legislation, company standards and practices, or to UK North Sea standards in order to establish a local standard. Typical manuals that Orchid produce or update are detailed below.
Operating and Training Manuals
Orchid have successfully produced combined Operating and Training Manuals for overseas clients. These manuals combined the plant operating information required by experienced operators with descriptive and theory of operation information aimed at less experienced or newly recruited operators.
Operating Procedures Manuals
Containing step-by-step instructions for operators to follow when operating plant. Instructions may be supported by a variety of additional data types, i.e. system descriptions, equipment lists, valve lists, valve position tables, PFDs/P&IDs/SLDs, cause and effect charts, setpoint listings, etc.
Emergency Procedures Manuals
Containing instructions to be followed in the event of specific foreseeable emergency situations. Instructions may be supported by a variety of additional data types, i.e. personnel emergency duties and responsibilities, details of external support arrangements/facilities, instructions for operating emergency equipment/systems, etc.
Based on the content of the Operating Procedures / Operations / Operating and Training Manuals, Orchid can supply Training Packages for delivery to personnel prior to taking over a new installation or to personnel new to the installation. Training Packages are produced in conjunction with the client’s Trainers.
Containing step-by-step preventive and corrective maintenance routines supported by maintenance schedules and spare parts listings. Orchid deliver manuals in traditional paper format, in a variety of sizes, and also in various electronic formats, from simple PDF format documents on a CD to self-loading or a pre-installed Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM). For further information see Technical Documentation.
Wall Charts and Visuals
Wall charts and visual aids are typically produced in response to legislative requirements, to support seminars or to provide a large scale representation of a complex plant for reference purposes. These can be produced in full colour up to A0 size and on a variety of materials. Typical examples are; Station Bills, Escape Route and Safety Equipment Plans, Process Overview Diagrams covering both onshore and offshore installations. For further information see Technical Documentation.
Oil and Gas Computer Based Training
Computer Based Training (CBT) has real benefits for the training of offshore staff, as the training can take place in the working environment and can be undertaken by individuals when they have time or during allocated time slots. CBT is particularly suited to the familiarisation of new operators with company procedures/systems, such as Permit to Work. CBT can be modular in design and developed to run on industry standard multimedia computers. With careful planning and document design it is possible to utilise material generated for engineering manuals in the preparation of the associated CBT modules. This can make the overall project more efficient and cost effective. The shared information can be supplemented in the CBT with the addition of video, animations, sound clips and exercises. For further information see Computer Based Training.
Planned Maintenance Systems Data Compilation
Orchid can provide planned maintenance systems, either as a paper-based system or as data to enter in to a computer-based maintenance system.
Orchid’s Oil and Gas Experience
Orchid’s experienced staff have been involved in the production and presentation of a wide variety of technical information for onshore and offshore installations for over twenty years, in the UK, the Middle East and Africa. The wealth of process knowledge gained over this period is utilised by us to provide successful solutions to our client’s problems. Projects have included Operating Procedures Manuals and Permit to Work Computer Based Training for Marathon Oil, Operating Procedures for British Gas, and Operations Manual for Taqa.
Orchid are registered on FPAL.