The Star software solution supports the continuous improvement loop as the functionality supports the four stages:
Plan – Execute – Review – Improve
Maintenance planning in the Star software support various kinds of planning philosophies, including “run until it breaks and then repair”. However, most equipment gets a maintenance plan based on either calendar-, running hours-, performance- or condition-based philosophy, or a combination of these. Planning for the maintenance also includes planning for personnel, tools, spare parts, service providers, work permits, isolation and any documentation required.
The Star software solution has a unique functionality for adjusting the maintenance plan according to the operational mode the rig/unit has or is about to enter. E.g. when a rig/unit is in between well some equipment is suddenly available for maintenance. Changing the operational mode to “between wells” may activate opportunity-based jobs that otherwise are deactivated. Similar, if the rig/unit enters a layup mode the maintenance plan can easily be switched to preservation jobs.
The graphical user interface “StarBoard” provides a very good overview of the maintenance plan with its graded calendar view, giving the maintenance crew the option to better plan and coordinate maintenance jobs.