Petroleum Development Oman Selects IHS Operational Risk Solution

Colorado - 18 July, 2013 - IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, today announced the winners of the 2013 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding leadership in the use of advanced information systems and best practices to achieve environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability business goals.

“Managing operational risk is part of Operational Excellence for any asset-intensive company. Trying to manage all of the inherent risks in multiple systems is extremely difficult ,” said Scott Lockhart, IHS Vice President, EHS and Sustainability. “The IHS Operational Risk Solution provides powerful automated tools that enable comprehensive operational risk management to turn data into knowledge for faster, more confident decision-making that drives Operational Excellence.”

PDO will use a single system to manage its HSSE data. The IHS Operational Risk Solution provides visibility into the company’s risk profile and helps prevents losses and increase shareholder value through continuous improvement.

“We have worked with IHS solutions in the past and based on our requirements we are proceeding with full-capability management of incidents, risk assessment, action tracking, observations, meeting tracking, user training etc. that meets our business needs,” said Saeed Maamary, Head HSE Corporate Planning at PDO. “PDO SMEs conducted a value assessment workshop that identified the business process improvements we wanted to achieve in order to advance our operational risk program to world-class performance standards.”

PDO selected the IHS Operational Risk Solution based on its ability to:

  • Integrate proactive and reactive risk-related activities –Incorporating automated tools to support internal and external audits, corporate risk assessments, and behavioural safety observations ;
  • Engage the workforce –Empowering any employee or contractor to report an incident or issue and complete a risk-reduction report;
  • Monitor and manage incidents across the lifecycle –Enables managers to prioritize events, and ensure incident reporting processes are completed in a consistent manner ;
  • Implements the HighLearning Value Events Process – Helps to identify low severity but high frequency events to mitigate repeat incidents.

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