Safety Critical Element Management Manual EP 2009-9009 Restricted 4 Figure 1: Group/EP Asset integrity document structure Standards - Asset Integrity - Process Safety Management Manuals - Design and Engineering Manuals (DEMs), Asset Integrity - Process Safety Management Transition and Application Manuals EP-BMS Develop phase EP-BMS Produce phase Frameworks - EP HSE Framework, Technical Integrity Framework EP.63 Wells EP.64 Engineering EP.65 OR&A EP.71 Produce EP.72 Maintain and Assure Operational Integrity Design Integrity Technical Integrity Design Integrity Technical Integrity Operating Integrity Design Integrity Technical Integrity Operating Integrity Design Integrity Technical Integrity Operating Integrity Well Standard Well Design and Engineering manuals Well guides Engineering Standard Design and Engineering manuals defer to Group) Engineering guides Operational Excellence Standard Vol 1 Overview - EP Vol 2 Methodology - EP Vol 3 Review - EP Vol 4 Improving Performance - People - EP Process - EP Plant - EP Production - EP 2008-9008 Operational Integrity - Field Operations content Technical Integrity - Work Preparation, Scheduling and Execution content- Safety Critical Element Management Manual content Shell EP Shell Group Specific reference to: Vision: Our Assets are safe, and we know it”
Introduction The business context EP 2009-9009 Restricted 5 Effective management of all Assets Technical Integrity is a fundamental part of the business and a key area for continuous improvement across the whole of EP. Technical Integrity is defined as follows: Integrity of an Asset is achieved when, under specified operating conditions, the risk of failure occurring which would endanger the safety of personnel, the environment or Asset value is tolerable and has been reduced to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). The EP Technical Integrity Framework provides the basis for managing Technical Integrity and specifies that Engineering is responsible, with Operations input, for establishing Technical Integrity in the design of a projector change whilst Operations is responsible for safeguarding the Technical Integrity during operation. This is applicable to wells, pipelines and Facilities and can only be achieved by being properly addressed in all phases of the Asset life cycle, i.e. Identify and Assess, Select, Define, Execute, Operate and Abandon. Whilst Technical Integrity is maintained by, amongst other things, defining and carrying out routine operational, maintenance and inspection activities, it is important to be able to highlight those relating to SCEs and, specifically, their performance assurance tasks. Hence, the SCE Management process starts early in the project design process, continues through the Operate phase and, as appropriate, into the Abandon phase. Effective SCE Management is an important competency for all key staff involved in the Asset life cycle. Shell Competency Based Development profiles are updated to reflect the competency requirements as per the criteria set by the Technical Integrity Framework.