Integrated operation - define and present data for analyzing and optimization
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Original versionAanning, C. F. Integrated operation - define and present data for analyzing and optimization. Master thesis. Telemark University College, 2013
This master thesis was carried out in consultation with Aker Solutions subsidiary company Aker Engineering & Technology AS (AET) at Fornebu in Oslo. The student who is accomplishing this thesis is an employed at AET, currently working on one of AET’s projects. The purpose of this thesis is to study Integrated Operations in the oil & gas industry. The topic of this thesis is Integrated Operations with the subtitle “Define and present data for analyzing and optimization. In 2004 the Norwegian Parliament published an announcement (St.meld.nr 38, 2003-2004) on petroleum activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The government objective was to deliver a message to the Norwegian Petroleum Directory to initiate and evolve all parts to improve and encourage the use of Integrated Operations (St.meld.nr 38, 2003-2004). This message evolves innovation and creativity that can increase the productivity and to clarify technical, organizational and safety issues that are related to transferring of data offshore (St.meld.nr 38, 2003-2004). An initiator and a driving force for further development for a competitive oil and gas industry has been the Oil Industry National Association (OLF). The OLF has reported that since 2004 it has been seen a positive trend in productivity and cost reduction as a result of Integrated Operations. The OLF has divided the implementation of Integrated Operations in two stages, the first by Generation 1 (G1) and the second by Generation 2 (G2) (OLF, 2005). The G1 addresses integrated onshore and offshore processes and centers with continuous support (OLF, 2005). The G1 is already implemented and tested out. The G2 includes operator and vendor centers support, automated processes and 24/7 operations (OLF, 2005). It has been prepared a deadline to reach the target within 2015 (OLF, 2005). This thesis touches the area specification of G2. The content in this thesis is based on a litterateur study where relevant approaches and methods are discussed.