+ Addresses the whole life cycle of dispensation, deviation and mismeasurement management; raising initial request, internal review, approval, formal submission, dispensation revision, dispensation re-submission
+ Cloud based
+ Current and historical information always available
+ Easy to use
+ Uniform reporting
+ Saves time, money and effort + Secure information available 24/7 + Management control + Managed and controlled from one place + Easy to track and efficiently manage + Helps companies meet compliance and pipeline management obligations
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) ensures operators maximise the economic recovery from UK hydrocarbon reserves for the United Kingdom, raising the amount of formal communication required. This has become apparent particularly with the management of dispensation requests.
Any deviation in measurement approach from the one formally agreed with the regulator requires the OGA to be notified, most commonly through submission of a dispensation request document. Manually progressing the document through the company-internal approval cycle, as well as preparing regular progress updates on dispensation resoltuion are time-consuming and thus expensive processes to maintain, but is also open to error, misinformation and the risk of being overlooked, resulting in punitive action from the OGA.
Effective and Efficient
KELTONTM has developed a software application to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the whole dispensation, deviation and mis-measurement management process. This application is cloud based, enabling access via any PC with internet access and an account ID and password.
The application is in use across the Forties pipeline system, servicing multiple production sites. Experience has shown that the anticipated improvements in dispensation management efficiency have exceeded KELTON expectations, delivering significant operational cost savings and reduced exposure to the threat of non-compliance.