• Applicant to contact OREDA Steering Committee (SC) Chairman to present company profile, operating activities and ability to collect reliability- and maintenance data
  • OREDA project manager to check applicant’s relevance, type and quality of reliability data
  • Applicant to agree with OREDA SC conditions for Late Participation
  • OREDA SC to accept applicant as new member company and sign membership contract

OREDA has collected data in various project phases since beginning of the eighties. Data from each phase are contained in a database that the participating companies have access to. Non-OREDA members may get access to this database when doing contract work for any of these member companies (see name of contact persons on the OREDA Website/Participants).

Additionally, data have been issued in generic form in Reliability Handbooks. Five handbooks have been issued since 1984, the last edition (no. 5) in December 2009. This handbook is sold in public for a price of NOK 4 250 per copy (Volume 1 or Volume 2) and NOK 6 400 for both handbooks (Volume 1 and 2) including shipping/handling charges. For further information check the OREDA Website/Handbook.

Information on equipment performance during normal operation. Basically the following type of information is collected:

  • Equipment and operational characteristics (one record for each equipment unit)
  • Failure data (one record for each failure)
  • Maintenance data (one record for each maintenance task, both corrective and preventive maintenance)

The OREDA taxonomy and specification is contained in a Guideline book which is a project internal document. The OREDA concept has, however, been used as basis for the development of ISO standard no. 14 224 “Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Collection and exchange of reliability  and maintenance data for equipment” that was issued in December 2006 (2nd edition).

OREDA has focused on offshore topside and subsea equipment but has lately also collected data on some onshore E & P equipment.

Each company has the responsibility to collect the data by using own resources or some data collection contractor. The data collection is planned and co-ordinated by the project manager. Comprehensive guidelines and software tools for this data collection have been developed. A specialised software for more automated data collection has been developed.

Reliability data are used for analysis within the following areas.

Availability, reliability, maintenance, risk estimation, spare part and maintenance manpower calculations, and benchmarking.

A comprehensive software package has been developed for the storing, handling and analysis of the data. This software includes many features for checking of the quality of the data. New equipment classes and taxonomies can easily be included via a separate configuration module. In addition to extensive browsing and searching facilities, the most common type of reliability analysis are included.

The software has been continuously improved and not made available for public sale. For info on current status contact the project manager.

No, the OREDA Handbooks are only available for purchase as regular books.

OREDA is a project organisation with eight oil companies as members. Any oil company that operates offshore and/or onshore E & P installations can become an OREDA member. The basic contribution is (1) reliability data and (2) common project funding.

New members are expected to pay a Late Participant (LP) fee to get access to previous collected data, software and other project results. The LP fee is decided by the Steering Committee and will normally consist of both data and cash. Additionally, the member companies pay a yearly fee for common project activities. Further, each member company is expected to contribute with reliability and maintenance data from their operations. The data should have a minimum quality as to informative value.

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