Anadarko reports use of Oracle’s Primavera project management toolset to support its deepwater drilling program, said to be one of the industry’s largest. In 2009, Anadarko will operate seven deepwater rigs, four dynamically positioned vessels and three tethered semisubs. Anadarko project manager professional John Reno commented, ‘It’s unusual for an operator to have such a large fleet but having so many rigs under contract in a tight market gives us a significant competitive advantage. The cost of operating a deepwater rig can approach $1 million per day leading to considerable pressure to meet project deadlines and safely manage the impact of storms and underwater currents. We use Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management to integrate rig schedules within our development plans. Such integration is required to tie in with critical completion dates and to make requirements and progress visible.’
Drilling project management is a component of Anadarko’s Capital Effectiveness System (ACES). This stage-gate process leverages the Cost Manager application from UK-based Kildrummy, Primavera and other estimating tools. ACES is used by Anadarko’s project services group to facilitate the transition between exploration and development teams, delineating roles and responsibilities at each stage of the workflow.
Primavera also supports interactive planning sessions at Anadarko’s operations intelligence center. Reno explained, ‘We get everyone together to review and update schedules and project items. This lets us prioritize drilling activities on multiple rigs, building in our lease expiry dates. What-if analyses help prepare for unforeseen changes in rig availability.’ Primavera’s central database also helps in the handover from drilling to development. More from www.oilit.com/links/0905_12.
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