BP Contract Boosts Growing New Business

XPD8 Solutions has been awarded a maintenance program contract for a BP gas production facility in Algeria. Believed to be worth over $1 million the contract for the In Amenas project, a joint venture between BP, Statoil and the Algerian state energy company, Sonatrach, will deliver continuous improvements to the maintenance of the facility by ensuring optimum use of resources and minimizing unplanned stoppages. This facility will come on stream during 2005 and will produce 28 million cubic meters of gas per day.

Founder and strategic maintenance engineer, Mark Cavanagh, says: “This is a major contract for a small new-start company and we are just delighted that BP has confidence in our ability to deliver.

“We have worked hard to ensure that our processes and systems are aligned with BPs federal common maintenance strategy and I am sure this enhanced our submission when the selection was made in what was a very competitive tender situation.”

“Our service is all about prevention rather than cure. Our systems help those running assets to prevent anticipated failures, prolong equipment life and ensure optimal performance.

“Our innovative approach based on a combination of the latest technologies, bespoke software and a wealth of experience and technical abilities means that BP will benefit from the most appropriate and effective route to delivering the best results on time and on budget.”

XPD8 Solutions offers oil and gas companies computerised systems which track maintenance on their assets, increasing reliability of equipment and highlighting where and when repairs need to be made which ultimately can reduce or eliminate production downtime.

The services XPD8 provides complement an organisation’s entire maintenance management system and include detailed business processes, collating and validating data, designing a structure for maintenance priorities, analysis of spare parts and production of operational documentation.

XPD8 has a range of oil and gas clients and operates in Aberdeen, Algeria, Azerbaijan and Trinidad and Tobago