Technology management models for marine seismic acquisition projects
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A marine seismic exploration project is a high investment project with complex procedures, state of art management models should be implemented to solve the limitations and problems encountered in marine environment projects. High investments in the seismic xploration need high working efficiency. So the specifics of technology for marine seismic acquisition should focus on how to improve the efficiency of marine seismic exploration. Marine seismic data acquisition vessels are specialized vessels that towing a number of streamers (cables) and air guns, vessels characteristics and stability are all discussed and analyzed in this thesis. Management strategy for equipment procurement and management of the spare parts that support the projects are crucial to any projects, they are the safeguard to make sure the marine seismic exploration follows the plan, and effective ways to reduce cost. An advanced maintenance technology will save lots of money and will be welcomed by all project managers. Maintenance technologies are also discussed in this thesis to give managers a clear concept of equipment replacement, optimize their management. Risk involved in the acquisition project management shall be emphasized by project managers and executors. Risks methodologies used to analyze risks in marine seismic data acquisitions should be concerned by all managers, in this thesis, we mainly focus on operational risk and environment risk.
Master's thesis in Offshore technology