Creating an integrated digital platform for asset integrity tools
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There is always a strong motivation in oil and gas industry same as the other complex industrial systems to keep the assets well maintained during the life span. The main reason behind that motivation is the desire to keep them working at desired functional state with regard to the health, safety and environmental risk. Regarding to challenges to achieve the desired conditions in complex industrial systems, Asset integrity Management is offered as a platform which evaluates and integrates maintenance concepts as a solution for such challenges. However, achieving such integrity is always a challenging task for the companies operating in oil and gas industry due to the complexity of industry and the possibility of human errors regarding to that complexity. With aid of the technological improvements in computer sciences during the last a few decades, highly efficient IT tools were started to be utilized in order to have a solid technical and financial integrity for the challenges regarding to the complexity and human-errors. Hence, Apply Sorcø, as a case study company, has developed its own asset integrity assurance tools called “Structured Information & Management System (SIMS)” to provide a complete and reliable asset integrity solutions in compliance with the regulation. In this study, we will evaluate and map these asset integrity assurance tools, their functions, requirements and benefits with regulations and underlying reasons to have such asset integrity assurance tools. Finally we will offer an integrated digital platform for the asset integrity assurance tools provided by the case study company with regards to the risk involved in O&G industry.
Master's thesis in Offshore technology
PublisherUniversity of Stavanger, Norway