Eigen’s safety barrier health monitoring system provides visual peace of mind about an asset’s barrier health – at all levels, equipment, system and facility. It has been in continuous use by Norwegian Continental Shelf operators since 2017 and has been rated as one of the best in the industry by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority.
Powered by a knowledge graph
Underneath Eigen’s safety barrier health monitoring system sits a knowledge graph, pulling together data from a variety of different functional systems, and operational risk management tools to provide a snapshot of each barrier’s performance against expected standard.
Using the relationships in the knowledge graph, barrier status can be aggregated up to asset level as well as system, protected area, performance standard and major accident hazard. This helps different people working across the asset understand the status in a way that is relevant to them.
Bringing context with the data
The knowledge graph provides contextual data so critical when understanding barrier health and overall risk. Each barrier is made up of multiple components, business rules and processes at different levels creating a new contextual framework to avoid data and human overload.
The knowledge graph provides the contextual framework that can both manage the dynamic changes necessitated by real-time operations and reflects the different levels at which an operator needs to investigate and assure barrier status.
Impact on day to day offshore operations
The knowledge graph is a flexible framework on which to build a hierarchical solution that can scale up and down to provide different perspectives to meet different user
needs. Here the same solution can be used for an engineer managing a single operational system, a manager scheduling maintenance or the regulator assuring an operator’s licence to operate.
Indeed, so trusted is the data and visualisations that the barrier health monitoring systems are used as part of the morning call to provide a real-time view on the health of the asset and where to prioritise inspection and maintenance tasks. It is also used as a canvas for the training of new staff.
The knowledge graph isn’t just built to support barrier health, it becomes a company-wide asset that the operator can continue to evolve to solve other business challenges and use cases and connecting and contextualising more data and users to create value.