Monday, 9 July 2012

Quantified KM success stories 37 through 42

Some more Quantified KM successes, courtesy of the 1Q 2012 edition of ConocoPhillips Spirit, in the section on the Archimedes awards.

The Archimedes Give Award recognized Alaska, Norway and Qatar for giving their knowledge to others. The Alaska Business Unit asset teams, along with other groups across the business, gave an integrated plan and roadmap to an operator that delivered an economic impact of $118 million.
During the Qatargas 3 & 4 projects, an initiative was undertaken to incorporate lessons learned from Qatargas 2 and earlier mega-train startups. Approximately 1,200 lessons learned were included in the design and commissioning of LNG trains 6 and 7. The outcome reduced the predicted startup time of train 6 by several months and worked well above what was predicted for Qatar.
Presented with the Archimedes Grab Award, Lower 48 pulled knowledge from Crude Oil Marketing, various trucking companies, and Engineering and Operations to improve production in the Eagle Ford Field. The result was an increase in barrels of oil per day and an economic impact of approximately $54 million over a four-month period.
Canada also received the award for its knowledge gained from colleagues in the Lobo asset and Midland office, where they used a new approach, conditioned monitoring, to safely maximize time between maintenance activities. The economic impact was $26 million in cost avoidance and production increases. 
For bringing multiple parties together, Canada and Russia Caspian received the Archimedes Gather Award. Investigating flow distribution control technology being used by partners and competitors, Canada oil sands applied flow distribution technology to control steam coning in steam-assisted gravity drainage. Initial efforts resulted in a $10 million economic benefit for Surmont 2, with the potential of delivering $100 million in value from Surmont overall. 
Networks are business-focused global teams who deliver additional value to the business through peer-to-peer problem solving and validating solutions. Currently, there are more than 150 Networksof Excellence at ConocoPhillips. Out of 12 nominated networks, four were named Networks of the Year. A first-time winner, Pipeline and Subsea Systems Integrity Network achieved $34.8 million in savings resulting from knowledge sharing of intelligent pigging, cathodic protection, assessment and nondestructive testing methods, and riser integrity improvements. 

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