ShareCat life of field spares management for Buzzard revamp

Nexen is to capture its spares inventory, QA and workflows in advance of project phase.

Nexen has awarded ShareCat Solutions a contract for spare parts management at its North Sea Buzzard enhancement project. The contract includes gathering, validation and analysis services of the spare parts for the field’s fourth platform. Scope of work includes the assessment of the spare part supply chain for accuracy and completeness and the quality assurance of installed equipment information over the life of the field.

Martyn Campbell, Nexen’s maintenance team leader said, ‘We wanted to capture the platform’s spares needs for the life of the field and not just the first years of operations. Capturing this information during the project phase is more cost effective than identifying it in later years. Consolidating spares and warehouse inventory for the complete asset and its ongoing needs will minimize the operational costs and provide rapid response to new materials requirements.’

ShareCat provides a library of standard equipment information and spare parts data collected from original equipment manufacturers. When supplier data has been checked for accuracy, it is used to prepare material records for Nexen’s SAP system including the bill of materials for each tag on the facility.

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