Title: Framework and systematic functional criteria for integrated work processes in complex assets: a case study on integrated planning in offshore oil and gas production industry

Authors: Yu Bai; Jayantha P. Liyanage

Addresses: Vetco Gray Scandinavia AS, Sothammargeilen 1, Bygg 10, Dusavik, 4029 Stavanger, Norway. ' Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, N-4036, Stavanger, Norway

Abstract: Improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the oil and gas (O&G) production process is considered as a critical timely need. The core work processes in particular are targeted for considerable improvements. In this context, development related to integrated planning (IP) is seen as one of the major bases for developing collaborative work processes connecting offshore production and onshore support system. With feasible benefits, for instance, relating to reduction of non-working time, less work repetition, reduction of reduction in production losses, better resource utilisation, etc., a systematic and a complete IP system is today seen as an attractive solution for integrating complex operations and to work smarter. This paper, based on a case study from North Sea oil and gas production environment, describes the systematic functional criteria required as the basis for developing a fully functional IP system.

Keywords: integrated planning; integrated work processes; IWP; engineering asset management; business processes; integrated operations; oil and gas production; efficiency; cost-effectiveness; collaborative work processes; offshore production; onshore support systems; collaboration; North Sea oil and gas.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEAM.2012.044988

International Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management, 2012 Vol.1 No.1, pp.49 - 68

Published online: 23 Aug 2014 *

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