Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico
Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico (photo: ShutterStock)

Course: Use of ISO 14224 for optimizing Safety and Profitability in the Oil and Gas Industry – in a digitalized perspective

In May 2019, a one-day course on this standard will be arranged in Houston, Texas hosted by the working group ISO/TC 67/WG 4 Reliability engineering & technology. Advance registration is required.

This advisory course demonstrates how the ISO 14224 standard can be used to optimize safety and profitability in petroleum, natural gas and petrochemical industries, and is also applicable for other industries e.g. renewable energy and other asset-intensive industries. The course provides practical guidance for how to use and comply with the international standard ISO 14224 methods to enable high-quality equipment reliability and maintenance data in the various digitalized applications (e.g. enterprise resource planning (ERP) software). It provides guidance on use of such data for

  • technology development and technology qualification,
  • improving design and condition monitoring for equipment,
  • enabling better risk awareness and data-driven decision-making.  

Time and location

Time: Friday, 10 May 2019, 0800-1600 hours CDT

Location: Equinor Houston offices, 2107 City West Blvd., Houston, Texas, USA

Registration and deadline

Advance registration is required by Friday 26 April 2019. Confirmation of course will be sent to the participants after the deadline. Please note that the registration is binding at date of deadline.

If you are interested in this topic but are unable to attend 10 May 2019, you can register, and we will contact you again (if and) when we plan another event regarding ISO 14224.

Registration participant (deadline for registration is reached)

There are still possibilities to participate even if the deadline for registration is reached. Please send an e-mail to Einar Morten Lassese at Standards Norway, eml@standard.no.

Registration interest 

Course fee: $ 695

Course contact: Tony Ciliberti, tony.ciliberti@rd-eam.com

Course Responsible: Runar Østebø, Equinor, ISO/TC67/WG4 convenor


Management of reliability and maintenance data is important for technology development and qualification, project development, and operation and maintenance planning and execution.  Data usage domain encompasses production assurance and reliability management, maintenance optimization and technical safety (e.g. SIL). The course gives the participants an introduction to how such data can be achieved and applied in a quality manner in the context of data analytics, digitalization, integrity management, decision support, HSEQ management, etc. The different parts of ISO 14224 will be informed about in the course in relation to the above-mentioned topics. Interfaces with other ISO documents, ISO 20815, ISO/TR 12489, ISO 15663 and ISO 19008, will also be addressed. The course will include coverage of safety and production critical equipment: downhole, subsea, offshore and onshore.

Target groups:

  • Operators
  • Contractors
  • Manufacturers/suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Authorities


  • Tony Ciliberti, Reliability Dynamics LLC, US expert member of the ISO 14224:2016 project group
  • Stefan Isaksen, Safetec, Norwegian expert member of ISO 14224:2016 project group
  • Runar Østebø, Equinor, ISO/TC67/WG4 convenor, and ISO 14224:2016 project leader

Tony Ciliberti is the Principal Engineer for Reliability Dynamics LLC. He has 30 years experience as a reliability and maintenance (RM) engineer, with a focus on digitalization of RM data in enterprise software systems.  His experience includes four years with SAP Americas' National Practice, as a Solution/Digital Architect for some of the largest enterprise asset management (EAM) projects in the world.

Stefan Isaksen is a Senior Adviser in Safetec, a global risk consultancy company. He has 12 years of experience working as a reliability analyst. Stefan has been working with collection of reliability data, data analysis, and use of reliability data in system analysis. He has been project manager for the Offshore & Onshore Reliability Data (OREDA) JIP, including responsibility for quality assurance of operator collected reliability data and data collection guidelines.

Runar Østebø is Advisor in Equinor for subsea technology and operations, and has also corporate responsibilities with respect to technology qualification and standardization. He has been the OREDA JIP Steering chairman for a 10 year period, responsible for oil company OREDA data collections over a 20-year period, and also reliability management roles for a multitude of oil & gas projects during his 28 years in Equinor. He has also 10 years previous experience in international risk management consultancy and in drilling & well research, also as blowout expert.


0730 - 0800 Arrival and coffee
0800 - 0815 Welcome and course objectives
0815 - 0830
Brief overview of ISO/TC67/WG4 activities 
0830 - 0900
Key terms and definitions
0900 - 0930

Overview of the ISO 14224 standard

  • Main clauses and annexes
  • Normative versus informative
  • Digitization and digitalization perspectives
0930 - 1000
Taxonomy classification and RM data concepts
1000 - 1015
Coffee break
1015 - 1130  Establishment of taxonomy and RM data in corporate software: Case examples from industry
1130 - 1230
1230 - 1300 Reliability and maintenance (RM) data quality
1300 - 1315 Human factor aspects
1315 - 1345 Basic reliability concepts and KPIs
1345 - 1400 Reliability data qualification/use in analyses with relations to ISO 20815
1400 - 1415 Coffee break
1415 - 1445 Calculation of reliability and maintenance parameters
1445 - 1515 RM data for safety systems with relations to ISO/TR 12489
1515 - 1545 Industry benefits from application of ISO 14224: Case examples from industry
1545 - 1600 Discussion and course evaluation
1600 End of course

Last updated: 2021-06-07