Oil & Gas for Operations & Maintenance Professionals

Reach new levels of visibility, performance and agility with intelligent maintenance solutions from Delaware.

As a trusted adviser and solution provider to leading oil and gas organisations, we understand the areas of focus where organisations are striving to drive improvements and gains in performance from their assets: operational cost reduction, reduction in downtime and lost opportunity, reliability improvement and safe operations.

In face of these objectives many organisations are managing ageing assets operating in extreme environments. Operations and maintenance functions have a more vital role than ever and an ever-greater need for innovative solutions to support them. 

Target benefits:

  • Greater visibility of recurring breakdowns
  • Maintenance Schedule Optimisation
  • Reduced repair overspend with cost analytics


Greater visibility of recurring breakdowns

Breakdowns are a reality for offshore ageing assets, if they are not properly managed then frequent unplanned maintenance will: 

  • Drive up costs 
  • Impact planned maintenance operations 
  • Impact production 

Working with our clients to bring greater visibility of potential breakdowns by focussing on three key areas: breakdowns, maintenance schedules and repairs. 

We are helping O&G operators reduce costs, breakdowns and lost production time by getting the right asset information (regarding specific equipment) to the right people at the right time.  


When assessing recurring breakdown frequency and cause, many clients historically relied on their engineers’ knowledge of the equipment and systems they maintain, which prevents them from having what they really need: 

  • Defined analytics showing recurring equipment failures and system failures caused by equipment breakdown.  
  • Associated maintenance cost information for that equipment.

We focus on ensuring cost collection at a work order level (whether the repair is preventative or emergency) as the benefits are clear: 

  • You can spot recurring equipment breakdowns and associated cost at a glance. 
  • Your maintenance teams can better decide whether it is cheaper to replace or repair failing equipment. 
  • You can better plan maintenance routines or equipment swap overs because the objective data on recurring failures you are receiving allows you to analyse equipment maintenance schedules and reliability objectively. 
  • Better control of equipment maintenance cycles based on real-time operational use, rather than manufacturer-based guidelines. 


Better focus on maintenance schedules

Achieve more accurate maintenance planning and scheduling by better understanding your asset and equipment reliability. This will help you: 

  • Reduce unplanned maintenance activities
  • Extend the lifecycle of your equipment
  • Prevent maintenance scheduling issues caused by emergency breakdowns. 

Value-added benefits: 

Our clients benefit by improving their analytics and cost allocation information to drive more accurate maintenance planning. We also encourage clients to incorporate manufacturer-based equipment maintenance schedules, by location, into their maintenance scheduling process.  

Including and maintaining this information within the equipment master data will empower you to better modify servicing schedules based on operational conditions.  

Reduce repair overspend with cost analytics

Historically, our customers struggled to get accurate repair costs at the equipment level: 

  • They were unaware when repair costs exceeded replacement costs if frequent repairs were needed. 
  • Decision making for maintenance cycles, repair costs and replacements was hindered because asset maintenance costs were not easily identifiable. 

Value-added benefits:

Our process and technology-driven approach allow our clients to gather accurate repair costs for specific equipment on a specific asset and align this with data on breakdown recurrence and maintenance costs - all by attaching maintenance and repair costs to a specific work order. This has resulted in a number of valuable outcomes as our client can now:

  • Provide a clear traceability of cost and frequency of repair or unplanned maintenance activity to those that need it.  
  • Deliver crucial analytical detail that OIMs and their teams require to make informed decisions whether to repair or replace equipment.  
  • Assess breakdown frequency and associated cost at a systems level, better informing analysis of the root cause of issues across a range of interconnected equipment. 

Speak with an expert

Discover how we will reduce your operational headaches

Working closely with your oil and gas business, our EVOLVE service line will asssess the operational performance of your processes and how they are currently fulfilled. Drawing on this insight, we will design clear and objective roadmaps to deliver operational efficiencies and reduced costs.  

Our leading-edge process- and task-mining technologies objectively quantify operational cost drivers and identify which will deliver greatest value for you, in terms of cost and operational efficiency.   

We direct our efforts where they are most needed: your people, your processes and/or your technology. We recognise that no matter how good your technology, only your processes and the people that operate them will decide whether you realise your investment and  achieve genuine operational improvement. We therefore also implement a framework to monitor and sustain improvements.

Contact one of our experts to discuss the specific challenges you face. Discover how we will help you:

  • Avoid unplanned maintenance 
  • Align your planning and scheduling activities  
  • Ensure accurate cost allocation and visibility across assets 
  • Prevent overspend on repairs 

Why choose delaware?

Delaware works with our clients to align process and technology to drive real world outcomes. Our services are designed to identify where your current operational processes are struggling, where your pain points truly originating from and how technology or corrective process and people interventions can help alleviate those issues. 

  • Our strongest differentiator is that we never let a project fail, regardless of the point at which we become attached.  
  • We genuinely value and strive to establish long term relationships with clients, which is why most of our clients have worked with us for over ten years.
  • No one else does what we do in focus with the same, properly orchestrated capability behind it.
  • Our solutions differentiate from the market as we establish early engagement around value from the outset, into which we dovetail properly aligned technical solutions.