Suncor is Canada’s leading integrated energy company with operations at all stages of the oil and gas industry – upstream, midstream, and downstream. They continually strive to improve energy efficiency and facility treatment processes to minimize environmental impact. Aligned with their mission, they saw an opportunity to improve asset information management at their largest and most complex facility, 25 miles north of Fort McMurray. They found significant opportunities to enhance their current capabilities, with regard to asset information management, to reduce operational risk, satisfy regulatory requirements, and improve their level of productivity to effectively operate and maintain their facilities. To improve data reliability and integrity, they sought to shift from a document-centric approach to an asset-centric program, requiring a cloud-based technology solution to achieve their goal.
Suncor has been a long-time user of AssetWise ALIM, and they selected the application as the basis for their asset data lifecycle program to streamline asset information management capabilities and provide data that is simpler, more reliable, and more accessible. Working in a cloud-based environment, they are decommissioning their on-site IT infrastructure, reducing related support costs. Moving from an on-premises system to one that is cloud-based enabled them to work uninterrupted during the pandemic and provided them a future platform on which they can continually improve.