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PETRONAS

Learn more about how PETRONAS is saving millions through AVEVA Asset Performance Management

headquartered in Malaysia, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is a multinational oil and gas  ompany that produces 2.4 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. The organisation aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 but to help it move closer to attaining this sustainability goal, it needed to find a way to optimise the performance of its plant equipment to make it more reliable and stable.

Like any industrial organisation that operates machinery, PETRONAS must ensure its equipment runs  moothly at all times to be able to serve customers. Although PETRONAS was able to schedule  aintenance activities in advance, it faced unexpected critical rotary equipment failures that can result  in unplanned downtime, potentially shutting down an entire plant and leading to catastrophic consequences.

PETRONAS’s plants were at risk of critical equipment failure because the engineering division did not have access to the right information to gain advance warning of problems. Keen to optimise the  performance of equipment to improve plant reliability and reduce the risk of downtime, the engineering division wanted to implement an asset performance management (APM) solution. This would give plant operators an insight into impending equipment failures and empower them to proactively fix the equipment before bigger problems ensued.

Consequently, PETRONAS opted for AVEVA Predictive Analytics, an APM solution that provides early warnings and diagnoses of issues with 151MANUFACTURING & RESOURCES equipment days, weeks or even months before it fails. This helps asset-intensive organisations such as PETRONAS to reduce equipment downtime, increase reliability, improve performance and safety, and decrease operational and maintenance expenditure.



Goals

  • Provide end-to-end visibility of key enterprise data and enable value-driven decision making within PETRONAS, and transition from a reactive to proactive way of working


Challenges

  • Large volume of data needed to be integrated, curated and condensed into an absorbable view to empower users and derive value from improved decision making


Solutions 

  • AVEVA™ Predictive Analytics.
  • AVEVA™ System Platform.
  • AVEVA™APM
  • AVEVA™ Unified Operations Center


Results

  • Integrated key data from all business divisions and deployed an all-in-one view of PETRONAS operations, the Enterprise Optimization Center (EOC) within five months.
  • Aggregated 650 data points from 12+ data systems, leveraging 5+ billion PI System data points generated daily and data from other business systems like SAP.
  • Developed 17 information views curated for four different user personas (C-suite executives, business leadership teams, corporate advisors, and value chain subject matter experts).
  • Faster, more informed decision-making and improved business agility by providing end-to-end operational visibility at the enterprise level.
  • Plans to expand use cases of EOC to include simulation and optimization capabilities.



“The key outcome was successfully achieved. We had data transparency across the businesses to improve business agility and decision making. This visibility is transforming the way we are working in PETRONAS.”

Abdul Rahim Norman, Staff Engineer – Process Simulation and Optimization, PETRONAS




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