Case Study

ICSS Upgrade Peer Review


A major oil and gas operator requested an independent peer review of an ongoing Control and Safety System Upgrade project to assess the readiness for offshore execution.

We were requested to facilitate and chair a review workshop and to make recommendations to reduce delivery risk.

Our Scope

Facilitation and chairing of an independent peer review workshop covering the following key areas:

  • Design & Engineering – Review engineering process applied to the project and status of key deliverables and activities.
  • Implementation – Review the development process undertaken for the Control and Safety System software and hardware build. Review status of key vendor deliverables and activities.
  • Verification & Validation – Review test strategy applied to the Control and Safety System modifications. Review status of the change management process including vendor quality assurance processes and design reviews. Review ICP/IVB engagement within the verification and validation process.
  • Installation & Commissioning – Review the migration and commissioning strategy including timeline throughout the shutdown. Review status of construction workpacks, commissioning procedures and applicable vendor deliverables. Review the test coverage with respect to modifications and any credit taken for FAT.  Review the Control and Safety System installation and commissioning risk and mitigations.  Review dynamic commissioning and assurance tests.
  • Operations & Maintenance – Review status of key operations and maintenance deliverables, activities, and spares availability


After completion of the independent review, a comprehensive report, with serval key findings, was issued and presented to the client’s technical assurance and management teams.

We were able to report that the project team demonstrated a detailed understanding of the project scope and offshore execution strategy. In addition, that the project team had the necessary competence and expertise to execute the scope and that a high level of diligence had been applied throughout the project lifecycle.

Several recommendations were also provided to help further reduce delivery risk.


Our consultants are subject matter experts covering all C&I engineering related sub-disciplines
Design & Engineering
Design and engineering of industrial automation systems, including upgrades and modifications, is our speciality
Systems Integration
Our engineers have knowledge and expertise in a range of systems and equipment, which allows us to act as both designer and system integrator
We have extensive Brownfield and Greenfield commissioning experience ranging from delivery of major capital projects through to minor modifications

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