The key objective of this paper is to present the methodology of the Upstream Inspection, Maintenance and Assurance Guideline (U-IMAGe) and its implementation across a fleet of ageing assets. The U-IMAGe has been developed within PETRONAS’, Upstream Operational Excellence (OE), Center of Excellence (CoE). The U-IMAGe provides a flexible, efficient, cost effective new way of inspecting and maintaining current assets and equipment, without compromising the inherent safety and health of the asset. The U-IMAGe is applicable to Upstream assets, facilities and equipment including disciplines such as wells, pipelines, structural (offshore, fixed and floating and onshore), electrical, instrumentation, telecommunications, process, storage tanks, mechanical static, rotating equipment, subsea, single point moorings and piping systems.

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