TAR (Turnaround) Delay Feasibility Assessment

Safely delay costly TAR programs without compromising integrity, to maximize operational uptime and reduce expenditure at a time when you need it most

As operating facilities continue to experience the effects of COVID-19 and low oil price, it is crucial for operators to consider options that will enable them to operate and maintain the asset efficiently and safely, and in line with COVID-19 guidelines.

During the summer is usually the time to undertake costly but essential TAR programs. Whilst many assets owners are facing additional and significant cost challenges, it would be a welcome opportunity to be able to safely delay your TAR.

By using our TAR Delay Feasibility Assessment, you can determine if postponement of TAR work is a safe and viable option.

Challenges you may currently face:

  • Limited budget
  • Resource availability issues
  • COVID-19 workplace restrictions and requirements for social distancing reducing POB capacity
  • To remain compliant with HSE guidelines whilst trying to remain profitable
  • Spares and materials availability
  • Achieve, maintain and prove asset integrity
  • Pressure to achieve operational uptime requirements to meet annual production volume targets

The value you can gain from a TAR Delay Assessment:

  • Savings in direct and indirect costs related to the TAR
  • Justification for maintenance work condition update (i.e. platform shutdown, system shutdown, equipment shutdown)
  • Assurance that any delayed internal inspections will not compromise safety and integrity
  • Greater visibility of vessel condition
  • Assurance that critical assets are safe and functional
  • Reduction in intrusive inspections
  • Optimised maintenance and inspection programs
  • Optimal use of limited resources

"The insights provided by this study provided us with confidence and the justification we needed to delay an intrusive and expensive vessel inspection by 12 months"


What We Did

We identified which intrusive inspections and maintenance could be deferred or eliminated through the application of Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) using our bespoke RBLX™ (risk-based inspection) software.

The Results

  • Identified 80% of vessels as suitable for inspection by non-intrusive means (NII)
  • Identified >£7,000,000 of potential savings over 3 years
  • Improved uptime by using NII techniques and our RBLX Risk Based Inspection software
  • Freed up budget and personnel to be able to work on more critical plant requirements

Find out more about how the TAR Delay Assessment works

Register your interest in a TAR Delay Feasibility Assessment

By filling in this form, you can:

  • Speak to one of our experts to learn more about the process
  • Request a quotation
  • Ask any questions you may have