Good morning Gents,
Our company provides O&M service for FPSO/FSO. For many years, we are working with the strategy of best practice. To keep FPSO/FSO facilities uptime as highest as possible. Surely it's not cost effective to the company to keep the facilities uptime higher than the contract required. We are in the transient state of moving from "best practice" to "optimize". Basic concept is to maintain the facilities uptime just slightly above the uptime required in contracts, thus gain economic benefit through reduce of maintenance budget. But control of the downtime is difficile. Through reliability concepts, one can manage to increase the uptime. But in the other direction, to lower the uptime in a controllable manner is really hard.
I would really appreciate your knowledge sharing in this matter. What tools do you use to adjust the Maintenance Strategy according to the %Uptime required of the facilities. How do you decrease uptime in safe manner?