Frequently Asked Question on OREDA

OREDA is a project organisation with eight oil companies as members. Any oil company that operates offshore and/or onshore E & P installations can become an OREDA member. The basic contribution is (1) reliability data and (2) common project funding.

New members are expected to pay a Late Participant (LP) fee to get access to previous collected data, software and other project results. The LP fee is decided by the Steering Committee and will normally consist of both data and cash. Additionally, the member companies pay a yearly fee for common project activities. Further, each member company is expected to contribute with reliability and maintenance data from their operations. The data should have a minimum quality as to informative value.

Applicant to contact OREDA Steering Committee (SC) Chairman to present company profile, operating activities and availability of reliability data OREDA project manager to check applicant’s relevance, type and quality of reliability data Applicant to agree with OREDA SC conditions for Late Participation OREDA SC to accept applicant as new member company and sign membership contract

OREDA has collected data in various project phases since beginning of the eighties. Current phase is number thirteen, and runs from 2018 -2020. Data from each phase are contained in a database that the participating companies have access to. Non-OREDA members may get access to this database when doing contract work for any of these member companies. Additionally, data have been issued in generic form in Reliability Handbooks. Six handbooks have been issued since 1984, the last edition (no. 6) in December 2014. This handbook is sold in our webshop. In 2020, OREDA@Cloud was launched as a digital access to OREDA database for non-members.

Information on equipment performance during normal operation. Basically the following type of information is collected: Equipment and operational characteristics (one record for each equipment unit) Failure data (one record for each failure) Maintenance data (one record for each maintenance task, both corrective and preventive maintenance)

The OREDA taxonomy and specification is contained in a Guideline book which is a project internal document. The OREDA concept has, however, been used as basis for the development of ISO standard no. 14 224 “Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Collection and exchange of reliability and maintenance data for equipment” that was issued in December 2006 (2nd edition).

OREDA has focused on offshore topside and subsea equipment but has lately also collected data on some onshore E&P equipment. A full list of available equipment for which a taxonomy exists can be seen in OREDA Webpage.

Each company has the responsibility to collect the data by using own resources or some data collection contractor. The data collection is planned and co-ordinated by the project manager. Comprehensive guidelines and software tools for this data collection have been developed. A specialised software for more automated data collection has been developed.

Reliability data are used for analysis within the following areas. Availability, reliability, maintenance, risk estimation, spare part and maintenance manpower calculations, and benchmarking.

A comprehensive software package has been developed for the storing, handling and analysis of the data. This software includes many features for checking of the quality of the data. New equipment classes and taxonomies can easily be included via a separate configuration module. In addition to extensive browsing and searching facilities, the most common type of reliability analysis are included.

OREDA@Cloud is the digital access to OREDA database. The access can be bought here.