Offshore Reliability & Maintenance

Offshore Reliability & Maintenance

Asset integrity is critical to ensure the viability of offshore projects. High levels of reliability, availability, and maintainability result in significant operational and financial gains. Benefits of a robust approach to maintenance include reduced losses in production and downtime. Strong reliability and continued maintenance provide asset owners with a safeguard against risk and help ensure their unit’s optimal performance over the long term.

In offshore projects, asset failure is the leading cause of production and financial loss and safety hazards. To avoid these issues, asset risks must be diagnosed and handled from the earliest project stage. Asset owners must move from a reactive to a proactive maintenance strategy to ensure the reliability and continued availability of their asset. Internal costs also need to be reduced, while maintaining high quality safety standards.  

  • Our extensive experience in providing engineering expertise helps ensure your offshore project’s continued reliability and maintenance
  • Our in-depth technical knowledge drives an informed review of the engineering and decision-making process
  • Our proprietary RAM simulator Optimise© helps you assess your offshore unit’s capabilities and performance


Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) analysis

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore performs CBM analyses to develop risk-based maintenance practices that ensure minimal unit interruption. Our CBM analysis includes equipment selection, parameter and system requirement definition, and failure mode identification.   

Reliability Availability & Maintainability (RAM) study

Through RAM modeling, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore assesses your early or design stage production system’s effectiveness. Our experts use the results to identify potential causes of production losses. We then examine system alternatives, such as design modification, or adjusting the maintenance and spare-part philosophy.

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis

To provide clients with a methodical and coherent decision-making process, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore performs RCM analyses. This allows us to identify effective proactive maintenance tasks and frequencies that achieve the maximum inherent reliability available from a physical asset. Depending on failure modes and characteristics, we suggest maintenance tasks—predictive, preventative, detective, or corrective.

Failure Modes, Effects, & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

To determine critical failure conditions for your system and its components, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore conducts an FMECA study. We assess failure significance in the context of health and safety, environment, costs, and operation/production.

Critical Equipment Identification (CEI) analysis

Using the CEI methodology, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore assesses your unit’s equipment and functions. Our experts then assist you in adapting your maintenance, inspection, and spare parts strategy on equipment, depending on their criticality ranking.


What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.