Offshore operating environments present some of the toughest challenges to maintenance engineers. In the short-term, ensuring reliability is essential, while in the long-term, adapting performance to meet changing operational requirements is the best method of optimizing efficiency. Working with limited space together with the remote location of most offshore facilities means the task of delivering cost-effective, efficient and durable equipment requires considerable expertise.

The offshore industry faces two main challenges – maintaining the existing assets in the field and adapting equipment so that it is capable of maximizing the yields from oil and gas deposits. In each case industry expertise and engineering innovation will be required to deliver these goals.