The Sakhalin II Project, located on Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East, includes a partnership incorporating the recovery, production and transportation of oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Sakhalin Energy has standardized on Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS™ (Laboratory Information Management System) for use in its main laboratory located at its LNG plant/oil export terminal (OET), as well as in upstream satellite laboratories across Sakhalin Energy.
The decision to invest in a new LIMS to manage the sampling process from upstream through to sample report was imperative for Sakhalin Energy’s new laboratory. Sunil Pandya, the Head of Laboratory for Sakhalin Energy, explains, “Our laboratory has well-defined procedures for essential quality control work, for scheduling samples, to manage resources and reporting on samples. To manage the workload and integrate with the instrumentation, we selected Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS for the laboratory. SampleManager is the most widely used LIMS for oil and gas industry and it is implemented in our main laboratory; in the upstream satellite laboratories as well as for data management of environmental monitoring throughout Sakhalin Energy operations. Any data required by the business is automatically available from the LIMS with sophisticated automatic data transfer. SampleManager LIMS is used to interface seamlessly with critical IT systems including Sakhalin Energy’s corporate Energy Components package and process information (PI) system for efficient reporting and documentation support.”
Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager for Informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific, said, “We’re excited to be chosen by Sakhalin Energy and to deliver our flagship LIMS to this enormous oil and gas project. SampleManager LIMS has a proven history of performance in this industry because it’s a proven system that works in the rugged environments found in the oil and gas exploration and refining process, SampleManager LIMS also provides the regulatory documentation required of laboratories in this industry, such as ISO 9002/17025, as well as the ability to meet and comply with GLP guidelines.”
The laboratory at Sakhalin II has to operate according to GLP/OECD guidelines and uses SampleManager to demonstrate its procedural conformity. Sakhalin Energy staff use SampleManager LIMS 24/7 to help manage the data from the thousands of samples that are required throughout the sampling stages on Sakhalin Island. Plans call for some instruments to be connected into the LIMS so that reports can be accessed centrally and instruments can be scheduled for calibration from within the LIMS. The data from the facility’s state-of-the-art equipment, including all instrumentation, is all directly transferred into the LIMS. SampleManager is tasked with storing and tracking data processed in the laboratory. The LIMS is also used for data trending and analysis, to identify when product is moving out of specification.
Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS is full-featured for industrial process labs, easily configured and easy to use. The LIMS can be implemented to support local and global lab deployments, is scalable for a large user base, and available in multiple languages. SampleManager provides the foundation for a complete lab automation solution with its ability to integrate with instruments, laboratory and business systems, including PIMS, MES and ERP solutions.
Sunil Pandya concluded “SampleManager was selected due to its proven performance within this industry. Our laboratories have been designed from the ground up to support this site – this project represents the new frontier in oil and gas development and our laboratory needed a LIMS that was proven to be reliable in this environment and dependable for the future of the project.”
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