Typical activities of the oil industry installations often involve risk situations that threaten the integrity of facilities, equipment, people or the environment. In this industry there have been many examples of incidents and accidents which unfortunately most of them with fatal consequences and all due to the lack of prevention in realization of activities which involving risk situations on the facilities.
It is for this reason that Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has implemented a Risky Activities Permission System (SPPTR for its acronym in spanish), which provides checks for the realization of activities on site through the classification of them in Class A (high risk, and printed in red paper) and Class B (low risk, and printed in blue paper).
According to SPPTR, these permissions are stored, followed and managed in the workplace in an area called Permission Control Center (or CCP for its Spanish acronym).
This project describes a solution based on ICT which support the management process of the Control Permission Center (CCP for its Spanish acronym). This solution allows you to track in detail the activities performed in the workplace indicating graphically in a plot plain the place in the facilities where are being performed these activities, the number of people involved, what company performs these activities, and if is necessary to perform other simultaneous activities, avoid simultaneous activities which involve some kind of risk, which contributes to strengthening security in the facility.
We obtained a solution which not only helps in the efficient management of permissions, it can even be a factor that prevents damage to facilities or equipment or environment or even, save lives of workers.
This paper explain this solution developed at Universidad Tecnológica de Campeche (UTCAM), which originally was focused to marine oil platforms, but could easily adapted for any kind of installation.