Canadian Natural enhances safety with maintenance work order solution from McLaren Software

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural), one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas providers in the world, has been working with McLaren Software since 2004 to ensure the safe and effective running of its operations across North America, the North Sea and Offshore Africa.

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A recent McLaren project has further enhanced Canadian Natural's technology by integrating the enterprise asset and maintenance management (EAM) system with the engineering document management solution (EDMS) to support the maintenance of work orders (MWO). The integration enables correct specifications and procedures to be found more efficiently and ensures maintenance staff have the most up-to-date set of documents - critical to ensuring they undertake work safely.

From managing engineering documents and drawings, right through to overseeing governance documents such as standards, policies and procedures, McLaren has provided Canadian Natural with the digital tools essential to support efficient plant operations.

At Canadian Natural's Horizon Oil Sands (Horizon) operation, more than one million documents currently exist in its repository. Effective management of this 'paperwork' is vital to enable the Horizon team to work productively.

Maximo, the enterprise asset and maintenance (EAM) management system from IBM currently manages the physical assets at Horizon. Talking about the partnership, Richard Dyson, Maximo Supervisor at Canadian Natural said: "McLaren provides the workforce at Horizon the comfort and peace of mind with knowing that the document that is in the work order is the current, most up to date version. Combining McLaren and the Maximo workflow makes the process seamless and the only manual intervention is when McLaren indicates through the traffic light system that the document is not the current version, alerting proactive action."

To find out more about how Canadian Natural is streamlining plant operations with McLaren Software, read the full case study here.