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Technical integrity and operations et maintenance performance optimization in complex assets : optimization through data and organizational intelligence in an integrated environment

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Abstract

Norway is among the world's largest exporters of oil and gas and is generating high capital revenues. With the passage of time, exploration and production processes are becoming more and more complex. The need for new and novel ways of managing offshore assets has become quite evident. To effectively manage offshore assets, the concepts of digital oil fields, i.e. i-field, smart fields and Integrated Operations (IO), have gained both local and global attention. The Norwegian oil industry is successfully progressing towards developing and implementing integrated work processes in managing their offshore assets. Recent developments in industry-wide integrated support centres are a milestone in achieving the full benefits of integrated operations. They seek to establish offshore-onshore connectivity through collaborative work processes and effective 24/7 online real-time decision support. With the developments in information and communication technologies, the need for efficient use of organizational and business data has emerged as a potential value- creation basis for the Norwegian oil and gas industry. This has brought huge infrastructural changes that have subsequently begun to affect conventional production, logistics, operations and maintenance practices. Based on a case study in the Norwegian oil and gas industry, this research work explores various challenges and potential solutions  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2009
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
N-2010:89
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Doctoral theses at UIS; ISSN 1890-1387; Thesis or Dissertation; TH: Thesis (Ph.D); refs., figs., tabs
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OFFSHORE SITES; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; MAINTENANCE; OPERATION; REPAIR; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; ON-LINE CONTROL SYSTEMS; COMPUTER NETWORKS; PROCESS COMPUTERS; APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; NORWAY
OSTI ID:
1011178
Research Organizations:
University of Stavanger. Stavanger (Norway)
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-82-7644-398-1; TRN: NO1105145
Availability:
Available from: University of Stavanger, Stavanger (Norway)
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
vp.
Announcement Date:
Apr 18, 2011

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Citation Formats

Raza, Jawad. Technical integrity and operations et maintenance performance optimization in complex assets : optimization through data and organizational intelligence in an integrated environment. Norway: N. p., 2009. Web.
Raza, Jawad. Technical integrity and operations et maintenance performance optimization in complex assets : optimization through data and organizational intelligence in an integrated environment. Norway.
Raza, Jawad. 2009. "Technical integrity and operations et maintenance performance optimization in complex assets : optimization through data and organizational intelligence in an integrated environment." Norway.
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title = {Technical integrity and operations et maintenance performance optimization in complex assets : optimization through data and organizational intelligence in an integrated environment}
author = {Raza, Jawad}
abstractNote = {Norway is among the world's largest exporters of oil and gas and is generating high capital revenues. With the passage of time, exploration and production processes are becoming more and more complex. The need for new and novel ways of managing offshore assets has become quite evident. To effectively manage offshore assets, the concepts of digital oil fields, i.e. i-field, smart fields and Integrated Operations (IO), have gained both local and global attention. The Norwegian oil industry is successfully progressing towards developing and implementing integrated work processes in managing their offshore assets. Recent developments in industry-wide integrated support centres are a milestone in achieving the full benefits of integrated operations. They seek to establish offshore-onshore connectivity through collaborative work processes and effective 24/7 online real-time decision support. With the developments in information and communication technologies, the need for efficient use of organizational and business data has emerged as a potential value- creation basis for the Norwegian oil and gas industry. This has brought huge infrastructural changes that have subsequently begun to affect conventional production, logistics, operations and maintenance practices. Based on a case study in the Norwegian oil and gas industry, this research work explores various challenges and potential solutions in managing the technical integrity and optimization of operation and maintenance performance for complex offshore assets in the emerging environment. The research work suggests suitable application technologies that are streamlined with the onshore integrated operational environment and that can provide a proactive decision support to predict and prevent critical failures that may lead to serious safety and/or economic consequences. The research work also highlights technical barriers and risks for the use and implementation of sophisticated application technologies. It concludes that there is a large potential to bring new dimensions to manage the technical integrity of offshore production facilities through integrated methods combining multi-disciplinary data resources and experts' experiences. As a result of these new technologies, future decisions can be enhanced considerably based on streamlined real-time information and organizational intelligence rather than relying on ad-hoc data management practices based on personnel experience. (Author)}
place = {Norway}
year = {2009}
month = {Jul}
}