Structural Integrity

Corporate Responsibility

Structural Integrity

Structural Integrity programs work to maximize the integrity of operational structures with careful design, safe operation and proper maintenance throughout the facilities’ lifecycle. When integrated into our Asset Integrity Management System, these programs ensure plans are in place to prevent significant incidents at structures that support our oil and natural gas production facilities.

Our offshore infrastructure is the main focus of our Structural Integrity programs due to the operating conditions, age and location of the assets.

Mooring Chain Integrity Program

Our Floating Production, Storage and Offtake (FPSO) vessels in Offshore Africa and the North Sea are held on location by mooring systems. Mooring systems are critical pieces of equipment as they are the sole means of holding the vessel in place when oil and natural gas production is brought on board for processing and subsequent export.

Dropped Object Potential Surveys

Dropped Object Potential Surveys are conducted to inspect and ensure the asset integrity of our structures, and to avoid potential dropped objects that could occur, for example, from corroded structures. Dropped object audits make certain our work practices and procedures are industry compliant; if the audit process identifies any deviations, corrective actions are taken.

Our audit programs raise awareness within our workforce to the safety risks posed by dropped objects. By understanding the potential threats, we are better able to have procedures and measures in place to prevent occurrences.

Read our 2016 Stewardship Report to Stakeholders for more information on our Structural Integrity management programs.