Global UGS Benchmark

Achieve operational excellence through the world’s only benchmark focusing specifically on underground gas storage.
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The Global UGS Benchmark allows storage operators to leverage each other's expertise to succeed.

AS THE UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE INDUSTRY EVOLVES, HOW ARE YOU OPTIMIZING YOUR OPERATIONS TO FACE YOUR NEW CHALLENGES?

Ageing assets, the energy transition, and historically low seasonal spreads are changing the underground gas storage industry. It has never been more important for operators to focus on what they can control: their operational excellence. However, achieving continuous improvement presents significant challenges for operators, including:

 

  1. Lacking a roadmap for systematic continuous improvement
  2. Understanding performance gaps but not having a clear vision as to how to close them
  3. Difficulty in assessing the value-optimization of existing plans
  4. Not being able to justify business plans to stakeholders

Available for:

Salt Caverns
Aquifers
Depleted Fields

ACHIEVE COST COMPETITIVENESS & EFFICIENCY

Total Cost Competitiveness & Efficiency analysed through six key areas:

  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Support Services
  • Business Overheads
  • Energy & Chemicals
  • Sub-Surface Activities

OPTIMISE YOUR WORKFORCE

OptimiSe workforce size & productivity across 20 work categories.

LEARN FROM OTHER GAS STORAGE OPERATORS

Best practice focus on key activities including:

  • Health & Safety
  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Maintenance Management
  • Reliability & Availability
  • Process Safety

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Juran Benchmarking is a world leader in benchmarking for performance improvement across the oil & gas value chain. We support oil & gas operators from across the globe to achieve operational excellence by developing data-backed performance improvement plans based on peer-to-peer benchmarking.
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COMPARE YOUR ASSET'S PERFORMANCE

Compare more than 100 metrics covering operations and maintenance cost efficiency and competitiveness, workforce productivity and operational effectiveness of your asset with the world's leading UGS operators.

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IDENTIFY PERFORMANCE GAPS

Develop a clear understanding of the areas of opportunity for performance improvement, their magnitude, and priority, through a detailed gap analysis.

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UNDERSTAND YOUR IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Uncover the root cause of your performance gaps through the contextual analysis provided.

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JUSTIFY YOUR BUSINESS PLANS AND DECISIONS

Support your business plans and decisions based upon impartial and objective analyses.

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SET THE CORRECT KPI TARGETS

Set the correct ambitious yet achievable targets for your KPIs by leveraging the knowledge and insights of what exactly it means to be good, great or outstanding in the industry.

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DELIVER A DATA-BACKED IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Juran Benchmarking can support you in delivering a data-backed improvement plan for your UGS through our Gap to Potential Workshops.

Learn from other UGS operators: the UGSBI

Underground gas storage operators who participate in this benchmarking program have the option to also join the UGS Benchmarking Initiative (UGSBI): the world’s only consortium of operators who, beyond benchmarking, collaborate closely through learning, sharing expertise, and deep-dive best practice studies to overcome their challenges and achieve excellence as a group, underpinned by:

  • Confidential peer-to-peer benchmarking
  • Technical collaboration between participants
  • Best practice sharing workshops
  • Deep-dive analyses on special topics
  • Regulatory support

CASE STUDY

Europen UGS Operator Achieves Step-Change in Efficiency over 3 years

Learn how a German underground gas storage operator leveraged the power of the Global UGS Benchmark to take its operational performance from mediocre to industry-leading over a three-year period.

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THE GLOBAL UGS BENCHMARK IN NUMBERS

  • 240,000 GWh

    COMBINED DECLARED CAPACITY OF FACILITIES PARTICIPATING
  • USD 300 MILLION

    OPEX BENCHMARKED
  • 18,000

    MANHOURS AVERAGE TOTAL WORKFORCE EFFICIENCY GAP IDENTIFIED
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Benchmarking for production assets including offshore, onshore and unconventionals.

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Benchmarking for oil separation plants, natural gas processing, LNG liquefaction plants, gas pipelines and liquids pipelines & terminals.

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Achieve your performance goals through the power of benchmarking.

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Close the gap to performance sustainability.

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Focus on the one thing you can control: your operational performance.

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Worldwide shale production.

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Gas/Oil separation plants & wet-crude-handling facilities.

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