Oil and gas regulation can be confusing to navigate. Failure to comply could result in costly consequences for producers, such as more frequent inspections, delays to lease site construction, and even the shutting down of operations and/or production.
- Losing track of required tasks could result in incorrect or delayed reporting – in contravention of requirements. With customizable scheduling software, you can utilize the calendar and dashboard widgets to monitor field task progress and employee availability.
- Monitoring the operational status of numerous assets is a time-consuming and often neglected task. Are they being routinely inspected? Have you submitted the correct reports to state and federal regulators on time? Scheduling software that specializes in oil and gas operations and processes will enable you to not only schedule tasks for your team, but set deadlines, alerts, reminders, and keep track of what’s been completed so you can keep a sharp eye on your asset inventory.
- How are you managing your operational records? Oil and gas producers operating on federal land are required to retain all records, including source records that are relevant to determining the quality, quantity, disposition, and verification of production attributable to federal and Indian leases (Bureau of Land Management – 7 CFR 3170.7). By using an industry specific scheduler with customizable options, you can create digital data collection forms that are linked to a particular asset such as a meter, well, or pipeline.
By Brae Firkus, Scheduling Specialist and Client Service Manager