September 24, 2021 by Data-Driven Upstream Outcomes Offshore shutdown and turnaround events have unique characteristics and constraints which must be fully understood to achieve consistent, predictable, and competitive outcomes. At AP-Networks, we believe that maximizing asset performance starts with a quantifiable understanding of industry best practices, and that’s why we’ve built our Upstream Database. The AP-Networks Upstream Turnaround Database is a detailed collection of upstream offshore turnaround and shutdown data, with statistics from more than 150 unique STO events. These data are gathered from sites throughout the North Sea, Africa, the Middle East, the US Gulf of Mexico, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Evaluating your organization’s STO performance and associated preparation and execution practices relative to industry is the key to understanding how to achieve predictable, competitive STO outcomes. The AP-Networks Upstream Turnaround Database contains information on planned and actual STO outcomes, key characteristics, and planning and execution practices that are correlated with outcomes. Our data analytics gives us insights into the causal factors behind success and failure and allows individual STOs to be benchmarked against Industry average and top-quartile performance. These analytics allow us to identify the demonstrated practices that lead to successful outcomes. The Upstream Turnaround Database drives our evaluative tools residing on Upstream Network, our Digital Platform for project professionals that includes data-backed tools designed to help you optimize your STO outcomes.