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Adapting to Regulatory Changes in the Oil and Gas Industry: Impacts on Turnarounds


As the oil and gas industry continues to evolve, companies are faced with the challenge of adapting to regulatory changes. These changes can have significant impacts on turnarounds, affecting everything from safety protocols to operational efficiency. One tool that is helping companies navigate these changes is FAT FINGER, a digital workflow procedure builder that empowers front-line teams to do their work correctly every time.

Understanding Regulatory Changes in the Oil and Gas Industry

Regulatory changes in the oil and gas industry are often driven by environmental concerns, safety issues, and technological advancements. These changes can include stricter emission standards, new safety protocols, and the adoption of new technologies. Adapting to these changes can be challenging, but it is essential for maintaining compliance and ensuring the safety and efficiency of operations.

The Impact of Regulatory Changes on Turnarounds

Turnarounds, or planned periods of non-production, are a critical part of the oil and gas industry. They allow for necessary maintenance and inspections to take place, ensuring the safety and efficiency of operations. However, regulatory changes can significantly impact these turnarounds.

  • Increased Safety Protocols: New regulations often include stricter safety protocols, which can increase the complexity and duration of turnarounds.
  • Environmental Standards: Stricter environmental standards can require additional inspections and maintenance, adding to the workload during turnarounds.
  • Technological Advancements: The adoption of new technologies can require additional training and adjustments during turnarounds.


FAT FINGER is a digital workflow procedure builder that can help oil and gas companies adapt to regulatory changes. It allows companies to build checklists, workflows, and digital procedures that can help ensure compliance with new regulations.

  • Drag & Drop Workflow Builder: This feature allows companies to easily create and modify workflows to adapt to regulatory changes.
  • Mobile & Desktop Workflows: FAT FINGER’s workflows can be accessed from any device, making it easy for teams to stay connected and informed during turnarounds.
  • Artificial Intelligence Coaching: This feature provides real-time guidance to teams, helping them navigate new procedures and regulations.

Case Study: Adapting to Regulatory Changes with FAT FINGER

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One oil and gas company was faced with the challenge of adapting to new safety regulations. They needed to implement new safety protocols during their turnarounds, but were struggling to communicate these changes to their teams. They turned to FAT FINGER for help.

Using FAT FINGER’s drag & drop workflow builder, they were able to quickly create new safety checklists that reflected the new regulations. These checklists were then distributed to their teams via mobile and desktop workflows, ensuring that everyone was aware of the new protocols. The company was able to successfully implement the new safety regulations, reducing the risk of accidents and improving the efficiency of their turnarounds.


Adapting to regulatory changes in the oil and gas industry can be challenging, but tools like FAT FINGER can make the process easier. By providing a platform for creating and distributing digital workflows and procedures, FAT FINGER helps companies ensure compliance with new regulations, improve safety, and increase operational efficiency during turnarounds.

Whether you’re faced with new safety protocols, stricter environmental standards, or the need to adopt new technologies, FAT FINGER can help you navigate these changes and ensure the success of your turnarounds. Sign up for FAT FINGER or request a demo today to see how it can help your company adapt to regulatory changes in the oil and gas industry.