Title: Evaluating and optimising integrated planning in complex production assets: learnings from offshore petroleum industry

Authors: Yu Bai, Jayantha P. Liyanage

Addresses: Center for Industrial Asset Management (CIAM), University of Stavanger, N-4036, Stavanger, Norway. ' Center for Industrial Asset Management (CIAM), University of Stavanger, N-4036, Stavanger, Norway

Abstract: With the changes in production conditions in the oil and gas industry, what was very evident of the last few years was the need for more integrated solutions to achieve the objectives. As a result, integrated planning (IP) is gradually appearing as a novel approach to resolving some of the challenges associated with traditional work planning practices. The IP aims at achieving desired planning goals through more effective and efficient coordination of multi-disciplinary planning tasks under various limitations and constraints involving a systematic and a well-defined process. This paper presents a benchmarking portal together with a pilot framework of IP, based on the field data collected through a case study performed in Norway and China. This aimed at the definition of comprehensive details of the IP process for systematic follow up, the development of a mechanism to periodically evaluate the current status and find gaps in the existing IP process, and the development of means to prioritise the important tasks in continuity with the IP development and implementation process.

Keywords: integrated planning; integrated work processes; asset management; work management; integrated operations; complex production assets; offshore petroleum industry; Norway; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSRM.2010.037486

International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.252 - 275

Available online: 14 Dec 2010 *

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