Aberdeen energy consultancy ADIL wins first oil and gas risk-assessment contract with Centrica


James Paton, Managing Director, ADIL
James Paton, Managing Director, ADIL


Aberdeen-based energy consultancy ADIL has won a contract to deliver a new web-based system to Centrica Energy that will allow the operator to manage operational risk and improve transparency across its North Sea assets – currently a key challenge facing all oil and gas operators.

ADIL – Asset Development and Improvement Ltd  – provides a web-based system helps identification and categorisation of different types of operational risk using an established matrix. It includes a full history of the endorsement and approvals process both at an asset specific or region-wide level, with full reporting function.

The tool provides managers with remote-access visibility across their whole organisation, and is designed to help create more comprehensive and assured risk action plans, more incisive interventions on emerging risk situations, improved learning from all significant incidents and enhanced competency assurance of critical roles in safety and operational risk.

ADIL- which  employs more than 190 people at offices in Aberdeen and London –  had a turnover of £31m in the last financial year.

James Paton, Managing Director, ADIL, said: “In the goal setting environment of the oil and gas industry, legislation places an obligation on companies to effectively manage risk within their business.”

“The effective management of major accident hazards is an integral feature of safe operations on offshore oil and gas installations. A duty holder’s procedures for risk management need to accommodate and account for adverse changes in safety-critical element provision or other abnormal situations that may potentially increase levels of major accident risk.”

“The energy industry is built on a culture of safe, compliant and reliable operations and this contract shows a clear commitment from one of the biggest names towards ensuring a managed and effective response to impaired safety-critical elements or other abnormal operation situations with the potential to increase major accident risk.”


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