Offshore Asset moves from good to great performance through continuous improvement

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Delivering the capability to achieve world class performance with a new way of working


Context and Challenge

  • Deepwater Tension Leg Platform in operation since 1996

  • Long-term history of better than average performance compared to similar assets

  • Previous CI efforts had only achieved a small level of compliance and failed to produce sustainable results

  • High workload with an aging workforce (40% expected to retire within next few years)

  • Stagnant HSSE performance

  • Drop in oil price necessitated re-assessment of "how to work"



  • Created and ensured adoption of a robust Business Plan Deployment process linking personal goals to organizational vision

  • Focused improvement efforts on key gaps and processes

  • Ensured improvement initiatives linked results, processes, management systems, leadership behaviors, through change and learning capability

  • Applied "Lean" Plan-Do-Check-Adjust approach to selected improvements

  • Improved team's problem solving capabilities and consistency

  • Built out maintenance requirements using a "zero based" approach

  • Streamlined the management system (time spent in meetings, decision making roles, information flow)

  • Delivered performance coaching throughout the organization

Working with a team of dynamic people toward a set goal leads to success. I have learned that change brings fear, but not changing can be more scary.
— Communications Team Leader
Offshoreoliver pangborn