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Efrain Rios: About the Author
President, Fortress Oil & Gas, LLC


Efrain Rios

Efrain Rios is the founder of Fortress Oil & Gas, LLC, an asset integrity consulting company specializing in records and data management.”¯ For the past 15 years he has focused on the development, standardization, and global implementation of asset integrity software applications.  He has developed critical software functionality and led large scale database restoration projects to improve confidence in data quality, risk management, and compliance with industry codes and standards.  He recently served as the Director of Asset Integrity for a Houston-based pipeline services company and continues to work with leading integrity software companies to improve their applications and better serve the industry.

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Published Articles

November/December 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

This article describes how an international oil and gas company built an inspection data management program for its U.S. operations yielding improved confidence in decision-making information, cost savings through increased efficiency, and an overall improvement in the asset integrity program’s performance.

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In the fifth and final blog of this 5-part series, readers will learn the key obstacles faced in an implementation project and what measures can be taken to help prevent and mitigate their impact.

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In this article, the author discusses how standardizing IDMS usage can help integrity teams perform more efficiently and effectively.

Authors: Efrain Rios
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There are cases where selecting the best IDMS application for the company means that the end users will not immediately obtain all desired functionality. In some instances, users must forgo desirable features to satisfy more valuable requirements of the company. In this article, readers will learn what to do when critical functionality is sacrificed and why in-house customization is not always a great option. When addressing functionality gaps, there are generally only four paths one can take.

Authors: Efrain Rios
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In the industry today, there are numerous applications being used to manage asset integrity information, i.e. data and records associated with design, construction, corrosion, inspection, process chemistry, and degradation remediation. In the second blog of this 5-part series, the author covers the most prominent steps in an IDMS selection process and the key areas beyond core functionality that must be considered to ensure that the right IDMS is selected.

Authors: Efrain Rios
Blog

In the industry today, there are numerous applications being used to manage asset integrity information, i.e. data and records associated with design, construction, corrosion, inspection, process chemistry, and degradation remediation. As the first article in a 5-part series, this is intended to provide readers with an overview of inspection data management systems (IDMS), how they help support mechanical integrity assessments, and some common challenges that users face.

Authors: Efrain Rios

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