WG 4 - Reliability engineering & Technology

Scope

ISO/TC67/WG4 is an active working group in ISO/TC67 that is responsible for reliability and cost related ISO/TC 67 standardization activities within petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. The WG4 membership list consist of experts from the following 14 P-member countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, UK, and USA.


 

Latest news

  • A new ISO/TS 3250 Calculation and reporting of production efficiency (PE) in the operating phase has been issued based on recent standards development work by ISO/TC67/WG4. It provides requirements and guidance for reporting of production performance data and production loss data in the operating phase by use of production loss categorization. This will enable precise and consistent feedback of production performance for use in production and operational planning to achieve optimal PE for the operators and associated industry stakeholders.

 

  • A new 1st edition of ISO 15663 ‘’Life cycle costing’’, as developed by the ISO/TC67/WG4 has been published 25 February 2021.  It contains requirements and guidance on how to implement and apply the life cycle costing methodology, to provide decision support for selection between alternative competing options. The use of ISO 15663 enables strengthening of the industry cost management for business value creation. The standard also contains unique key economic evaluation measures such as LCC (life cycle cost) and NPV (net present value). The oil and gas operators, contractors and vendors are the main users of ISO 15663.

Published standards

The following ISO documents have been developed:

ISO 14224 ”Collection and exchange of reliability and maintenance data for equipment”

3rd edition issued 15 September 2016; corrected version 1 October 2016.

ISO 20815 “Production assurance and reliability management

2nd edition issued October 2018.

ISO/TR 12489 ”Reliability modelling and calculation of safety systems”

1st edition issued Nov 2013.

ISO 15663 Life cycle costing”

New 1st edition issued Feb 2021. 

ISO 19008  Standard Cost Coding System for oil and gas production and processing facilities”

1st edition issued 15 August 2016.

ISO/TS 3250 ”Calculation and reporting production efficiency in the operating phase”

1st edition issued 31 August 2021.

Work programme

Reliability related terminology

Terminology is of key importance and the use of terms and definitions in the ISO standards will be beneficial for efficient verbal and written communiucation amongst relevant stakeholders and avoids ambiguity in the use of terms. The document N1714 has been made by the ISO/TC 67/WG 4 expert members for indicated languages with the objective to translate selected terms appearing in the ISO/TC 67/WG 4 documents. The ISO 14224:2016; ISO 20815:2018 and ISO/TR 12489:2013 have been developed by ISO/TC 67/WG 4 – for standardization within the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
See further information in N1714 -  ISO/TC 67/WG 4 document: Definitions and translations (25 April 2019)

Cost related terminology

Terminology is also of key importance for cost terms. A new document N1952 has thus also been made by the ISO/TC 67/WG 4 expert members for indicated languages with the objective to translate selected cost terms appearing in the following ISO/TC 67/WG 4 documents ISO 19008:2016 and ISO 15663:2021. The latter has recently been developed by ISO/TC 67/WG 4 – for standardization within the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
See further information in N1952 -  ISO/TC 67/WG 4 document: Definitions and translations of cost terms (9 July 2021)

ISO 19008 Standard cost coding structure for oil & gas industries including lower carbon energy 

ISO 19008, Standard Cost Coding System, is designed to provide a uniform coding basis for cost and quantity data in a life cycle perspective – from estimate preparation to cost management and collecting historical data to facilitate benchmarking, analysis and consistent comparison across projects and assets. At present, energy systems worldwide are shifting focus towards decarbonization and renewable energy systems, being part of the growth strategies for the industry going forward. The ISO/TC67/WG4 recognizes the need for the ISO 19008 to adapt to this changing business environment. In addition to classifications for traditional oil and gas facilities, the standard currently contains classifications fit for CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and offshore wind energy projects. Lessons learned in oil and gas will give business opportunities for use of the same approach in renewable projects. 

ISO/TR 12489:2013 -  Reliability modelling and calculation of safety systems

ISO/TR 12489 is an important supplement of IEC 61508-part 6 (functional safety),  but also for all systems with safety functions that not necessarily have SIL-requirement. The ISO Technical report has been developed by a project group in ISO/TC67/WG4, and it provides guidelines with focus on reliability modelling & calculation. Courses have been developed and will be made.
See further information in ISO/TR 12489 – Information sheet, 20 November 2020

The ISO/TC67/WG4/PG3 leadership has in collaboration with ESREL organized a special session related to ISO/TR 12489 and other functional safety related standards at the  31st European Safety and Reliability Conference, 19-23 September 2021, Angers, France. See more information of the special session on Reliability, Availability and Maintainability of Safety systems,  at ESREL session web page.

ISO 15663 “Life Cycle Costing” 

The previous 1st editions issued 2000/2001 (Part 1, 2 and 3) have been merged into a single document. The new 1st edition issued in Feb 2021 contains requirements and guidance on how to implement and apply the life cycle costing methodology, to provide decision support for selection between alternative competing options.  It enables strengthening of the industry cost management for business value creation. The standard also contains unique key economic evaluation measures such as LCC (life cycle cost) and NPV (net present value).  The oil and gas operators, contractors and vendors are the main users of ISO 15663.

See information of the ISO 15663 course held 9 June 2021 here. To show interest for similar course in the future, please express interest on the link further below.

ISO/TS 3250 “Calculation and reporting of production efficiency in the operating phase”

A new ISO/TS 3250 Calculation and reporting of production efficiency (PE) in the operating phase has been issued based on recent standards development work by ISO/TC67/WG4. It provides requirements and guidance for reporting of production performance data and production loss data in the operating phase by use of production loss categorization. This will enable precise and consistent feedback of production performance for use in production and operational planning to achieve optimal PE for the operators and associated industry stakeholders.

Marketing and dissemination

Marketing and global dissemination of the developed ISO standards portfolio in WG4 has been given special attention recent years to comply with the ISO/TC67 Mission and the ISO/TC67 Vision. This has been done via

Supporting documents

WG4 is active in dissemination of ISO documents to support the ISO/TC67 vision “International standards used locally worldwide”. These papers gives good overview of the use of some ISO documents:

  • OTC-28705-MS, ISO Standards to Enable Reliable, Safe and Cost-Effective Technology Development, Project Execution and Operational Excellence, R. Østebø, Statoil ASA; J. T. Selvik, International Research Institute of Stavanger; G. Naegeli, Petrobras;T. Ciliberti, Reliability Dynamics LLC, OTC, Houston, May 2018.
  • OTC-29634-MS, Optimize Safety and Profitability by Use of the ISO 14224 Standard and Big Data Analytics,
    Vito Anthony Ciliberti, Reliability Dynamics LLC; Runar Østebø, Equinor ASA; Jon Tømmerås Selvik, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre; Francisco J. S. Alhanati, C-FER Technologies, OTC, May 2019.
  • OTC-31203-MS, Value Creation and Cost Management by Use of the New ISO 15663 LifeCycle Costing Standard; Endre Willmann, Willmann Engineering AS; Runar Østebø, Equinor ASA; Eduardo H. R. Montalvao, Petrobras, OTC August 2021.
  • OTC-32056-MS, ISO Standardization as an Enabler for Production Efficiency in the Operating Phase.
    Harald Hamran, Proactima; Runar Østebø, Equinor; Andrew Smith, Shell UK Limited; Francisco Alhanati, C-FER Technologies, OTC, Houston, May 2022.
  • OTC-31899-MSISO 19008 Standard Cost Coding System - The Benefit of Standardized Cost Data Structure in a Life Cycle Perspective.
    Frode Kristoffer Landerud, Equinor; Ferry Zöllner, Shell, OTC, Houston, May 2022

 

(the latter four links above apply for those having access to OnePetro)

 

ISO seminars on International Standardization in the Reliability Technology and Cost Area.

A 5th  ISO seminar planned for to be held at Total, Paris in May 2020 has been delayed due to Corona COVID-19, but is aimed to be held in 2021 when situation permit so.

Presentations from these recent ISO seminars can be found below:

Slide pack advisory meeting: Quality, conformance, reliability, and cost aspects for ISOTC 67 standards, April 2022

Courses

Courses to provide knowledge and skills to use the ISO/TC67/WG4 standards have been established and undertaken and more courses are being planned for by ISO/TC67/WG4 in 2022/2023.

Three successful web-based courses have been held in 2020-2021 as COVID-19 pandemic did not allows physical courses then to be arranged, but a recent face-to-face course was held in Houston, May 2022.
Future courses are aimed as the situation and demand permit.

The following web page can be used to express interest (and you will then be informed later when a real course)  for the following ISO standards: ISO 14224, ISO 20815, ISO/TR 12489, ISO 19008, ISO 15663 and ISO/TS 3250.

These courses have been held:

•    ISO/TR 12489 (Stavanger - April 2016)

•    ISO 14224 (Stavanger/Aberdeen - March 2019, Houston - May 2019, ZOOM - December 2020 &  February 2021, Houston - May 2022)

•    ISO 15663 (ZOOM - June 2021)

The recent ISO 14224 course was held Monday 9 May 2022 (Houston, USA). This course had primary focus on drilling, well and subsea equipment, but the course did also provide essential information for other stakeholders within oil & gas industry.