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

Friday 4 September 2020, at the end of the ONS-week, a one-day course on this standard will be arranged in Stavanger, organized by the ISO/TC 67 Working Group: Reliability engineering and technology, and hosted by the University of Stavanger. Advanced registration is required.

This advisory course demonstrates how the international standard, ISO 14224, can be used to optimize safety and profitability in petroleum, natural gas and petrochemical industries, but is also applicable for other industries. The course provides practical guidance for how to use and comply with the ISO 14224 methods to enable high-quality equipment reliability and maintenance data for e.g. cost-effective operations and functional safety, in various digitalized applications. 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, 4 September 2020, 0830-1600 CET
Location Ydalir hotel at the University of Stavanger campus, Telegrafdirektør Heftyes vei 99, Stavanger

Please note: Given the Covid-19 situation, relevant measures will be taken to prevent spread of infection.

Registration and deadline

Advance registration is required by Thursday 25 June 2020. Final confirmation on registration will be sent 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 4 September 2020, you can indicate this in the registration form, and we will contact you if  we plan another similar event regarding ISO 14224 at a later date.

Due to the ongoing situation related to the Corona virus in Norway and the rest of the world, we make reservations that the course can be held. Hopefully the situation is under control in September and we have therefore made it possible to register. We will provide new information as soon as this can be given, and this will be in due time to the deadline for binding registration and a possible cancellation of your registration, 25 June.


Course fee: NOK 4500
Course contact:  Jon T. Selvik, jon.t.selvik@uis.no
ISO/TC 67/WG 4 convenor: Runar Østebø, Equinor, runos@equinor.com 


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, life cycle costing 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) and IEC documents (IEC 61508 and IEC 61511), 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


  • Jon T. Selvik, University of Stavanger and NORCE, Norwegian expert member and technical editor of the ISO 14224:2016 project group
  • Stefan Isaksen, Safetec, Norwegian expert member of the ISO 14224:2016 project group
  • Runar Østebø, Equinor, ISO/TC 67/WG 4 convenor and ISO 14224:2016 project leader
  • Tony Ciliberti, Reliability Dynamics LLC, US expert member of the ISO 14224:2016 project group

Jon T. Selvik is an Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger, where he is teaching reliability analysis. He is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE), where for a period work with testing of various well equipment at the Ullrigg Test Centre (UTC). His research areas cover reliability, risk and decision analysis. A main part of his work is on collection and use of reliability and maintenance data.

Stefan Isaksen is a Senior Adviser in Safetec, a global risk consultancy company. He has 13 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 an 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 29 years in Equinor. He has also 10 years previous experience in international risk management consultancy and in drilling & well research, also as blowout expert.

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.


0830 Registration & coffee
0900 Welcome, course objectives & HSE moment
Brief overview of ISO/TC67/WG4 activities
0930 General overview of the ISO 14224 standard
  • Main clauses and annexes
  • Normative versus informative
  • Digitization and digitalization perspectives
0945 Key terms and definitions
1015 Taxonomy classification and reliability and maintenance (RM) data concepts
1045 Establishment of taxonomy and RM data in corporate software: Case examples from industry
1145 Lunch
1230 RM data quality
1300 Human factor aspects
1315 Basic reliability concepts and KPIs
1345 Reliability data qualification/use in analyses with relations to ISO 20815
1400 Calculation of RM parameters
1430 Safety systems and Systems with safety functions
- RM data with relations to ISO/TR 12489
- RM data with relations to functional safety
(NOROG GL 070 + IEC 61508/61511)
1500 Industry benefits from application of ISO 14224: Case examples from industry

Q&A session with course participants regarding collection, qualification and use of RM data
1530 Discussions and course evaluation
1600 End of course

Last updated: 2020-06-05