Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Author: Sanjib Chowdhury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119246589
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Delves into the core and functional areas in the upstream oil and gas industry covering a wide range of operations and processes Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities are costly, risky and technology-intensive. With the rise in global demand for oil and fast depletion of easy reserves, the search for oil is directed to more difficult areas – deepwater, arctic region, hostile terrains; and future production is expected to come from increasingly difficult reserves – deeper horizon, low quality crude. All these are making E&P activities even more challenging in terms of operations, technology, cost and risk. Therefore, it is necessary to use scarce resources judiciously and optimize strategies, cost and capital, and improve business performance in all spheres of E&P business. Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry contains eleven real-life optimization and business improvement studies that delve into the core E&P activities and functional areas covering a wide range of operations and processes. It uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques, such as Linear Programing, Queuing theory, Critical Path Analysis, Economic analysis, Best Practices Benchmark, Business Process Simplification etc. to optimize Productivity of drilling operations Controllable rig time loss Deepwater exploration strategy Rig move time and activity schedule Offshore supply vessel fleet size Supply chain management system Strategic workforce and human resource productivity Base oil price for a country Standardize consumption of materials Develop uniform safety standards for offshore installations Improve organizational efficiency through business process simplification The book will be of immense interest to practicing managers, professionals and employees at all levels/ disciplines in oil and gas industry. It will also be useful to academicians, scholars, educational institutes, energy research institutes, and consultants dealing with oil and gas. The work can be used as a practical guide to upstream professionals and students in petroleum engineering programs.

IMO News

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ISBN: MINN:31951D028748574
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Shipping


Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Author: International Maritime Organization
Publisher: IMO Publishing
ISBN: 9280151096
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Drilling platforms

The Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 1989 (1989 MODU Code) was adopted by Assembly resolution A.649 (16) and concerns MODUs built since 1 May 1991. The 1989 MODU Code superseded the 1979 MODU Code adopted by Assembly resolution A.414(XI). The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) adopted amendments to the 1989 MODU Code in May 1991 and decided that, to maintain compatibility with SOLAS, the amendments should become effective on 1 February 1992. Further amendments were adopted in May 1994, to introduce the harmonized system of survey and certification (HSSC) into the Code, provide guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning systems and introduce provisions for helicopter facilities. The Committee decided that the amendments introducing the HSSC should become effective on the same date as the 1988 SOLAS and Load Line Protocols relating to he HSSC (i.e. 3 February 2000), and that those providing guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning systems and provisions for helicopter facilities should become effective on 1 July 1994. This publication contains a consolidated text of the 1989 MODU Code and the 1991 and 1994 amendments.--Publisher's description.

FSS Code

Author: International Maritime Organization
Publisher:
ISBN: 9280116010
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Ships

This publication presents engineering specifications for fire safety equipment and systems required by SOLAS chapter II-2 concerning: (i) international shore connections; (ii) personnel protection; (iii) fire extinguishers; (iv) fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems; (v) fixed foam fire-extinguishing systems; (vi) fixed pressure water-spraying and water-mist fire-extinguishing systems; (vii) automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm systems; (viii) fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems; (ix) sample extraction smoke detection systems; (x) low-location lighting systems; (xi) fixed emergency fire pumps; (xii) arrangement of means of escape; (xiii) fixed deck foam systems; (xiv) inert gas systems; (xv) fixed hydrocarbon gas detection systems. This edition also includes IMO resolutions and circulars relevant to the Code.

Life saving Appliances

Author: International Maritime Organization
Publisher: Inter-Governmental Maritime
ISBN: MINN:31951D03160985Q
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

This publication contains the three most important IMO instruments dealing with life-saving appliances, namely the International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code, the Revised Recommendation on Testing of Life-Saving Appliances and the Code of Practice for the Evaluation, Testing and Acceptance of Prototype Novel Life-Saving Appliances. The International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code was adopted by IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its 66th session (June 1996) by resolution MSC.48(66). It provides international requirements for the life-saving appliances required by chapter III of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, including personal life-saving appliances, such as lifebuoys, lifejackets, immersion suits, anti-exposure suits and thermal protective aids; visual aids, such as parachute flares, hand flares and buoyant smoke signals; survival craft, such as life rafts and lifeboats; rescue boats; launching and embarkation appliances and marine evacuation systems line throwing appliances; and general alarm and public address systems. The Code entered into force on 1 July 1998 and has been amended in accordance with SOLAS Article VIII as follows: 1: by the May 2006 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.207(81) and entered into force on 1 July 2010; 2: by the December 2006 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.218(82) and entered into force on 1 July 2008; and 3: by the 2008 amendments, which were adopted by resolution MSC.272(85) and entered into force on 1 July 2010. The consolidated text of the LSA Code in the present publication incorporates the above three sets of amendments, including the two sets entering into force on 1 July 2010, since they were deemed to have been accepted in accordance with the SOLAS amendment procedures on 1 January 2010, and therefore automatically entered into force on 1 July 2010.

2009 MODU Code

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Publisher: OMI Publications
ISBN: 9280115251
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Drilling platforms

"The 2009 MODU Code presents a major revision of the 1989 MODU Code prompted by the need to update the provisions for helicopter facilities on MODUs following amendments by the ICAO Council in 2004. It also contains, amongst others: Clarification of differing jurisdiction and control mechanisms of port and coastal States; Changes to the provisions for casualty investigations; New provisions for means of access and safe access to spaces; Inclusion of provisions for anti-fouling systems and ballast water management; Clarification and additional requirements for remotely operated doors; Provision of additional requirements for jacking systems; New requirements to enhance personnel safety; New requirements for hoisting equipment. The 2009 MODU Code provides an international standard for MODUs of new construction which will facilitate their international movement and operation and ensure a level of safety for such units and for personnel on board, equivalent to that required by the 1974 SOLAS Convention and the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, for conventional ships engaged on international voyages."--P. [4] of cover.

Casualty Investigation Code

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Publisher: IMO Publishing
ISBN: 9280114980
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Marine accidents

The MSC adopted a new Code of International Standards and Recommended Practices for a Safety Investigation into a Marine Casualty or Marine Incident (Casualty Investigation Code). Relevant amendments to SOLAS Chapter XI 1 were also adopted, to make parts I and II of the Code mandatory. Part III of the Code contains related guidance and explanatory material. The Code will require a marine safety investigation to be conducted into every marine casualty involving the total loss of the ship or a death or severe damage to the environment. The Code will also recommend an investigation into other marine casualties and incidents, by the flag state of a ship involved, if it is considered likely that it would provide information that could be used to prevent future accidents. The new regulations expand on SOLAS Regulation I/21, which requires administrations to conduct an investigation of any casualty occurring to any of its ships when it judges that such an investigation may assist in determining what changes in the present regulations might be desirable.--Publisher's description.

International Code on Intact Stability 2008

Author: International Maritime Organization
Publisher: Inter-Governmental Maritime
ISBN: UCSD:31822036369809
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

The International Code on Intact Stability 2008 (2008 IS Code), presents mandatory and recommendatory stability criteria and other measures for ensuring the safe operation of ships, to minimize the risk to such ships, to the personnel on board and to the environment. The 2008 IS Code took effect on 1 July 2010. The 2008 IS Code features:a full update of the previous IS Code; criteria based on the best state-of-the-art concepts available at the time they were developed, taking into account sound design and engineering principles and experience gained from operating ships; influences on intact stability such as the dead ship condition, wind on ships with large windage area, rolling characteristics and severe seas. This publication also presents Explanatory Notes to the 2008 IS Code, intended to provide administrations and the shipping industry with specific guidance to assist in the uniform interpretation and application of the intact stability requirements of the 2008 IS Code.

Volatility Based Technical Analysis

Author: Kirk Northington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470522295
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Business & Economics

A framework for creating volatility-based technical analysis and trading it for profit Volatility-Based Technical Analysis bridges the advantage gap between resource rich institutions and individual traders. It is a no-calculus, plain-English text that reveals original, highly technical, mathematical-based volatility indicators, complete with MetaStock® and TradeStation® code. With this in hand, any trader can "trade the invisible" by seeing a hidden mathematical structure on the price chart. Author Kirk Northington reveals his proprietary volatility indicators that serve as a market early warning system. Northington extensively teaches you how to build your own indicators, test them, and incorporate your original components into your specific trading methods. Walks traders through the mathematical techniques needed to create indicators that fit their own style Illustrates volatility-based entries and exits with over 170 descriptive chart examples Introduces two new concepts in technical analysis: Volatility Shift and PIV Written with the serious trader in mind, Volatility-Based Technical Analysis has what you need to successfully trade today's institutionally dominated markets.

Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling

Author: Todd D. Little
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462510276
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Psychology

Featuring actual datasets as illustrative examples, this book reveals numerous ways to apply structural equation modeling (SEM) to any repeated-measures study. Initial chapters lay the groundwork for modeling a longitudinal change process, from measurement, design, and specification issues to model evaluation and interpretation. Covering both big-picture ideas and technical "how-to-do-it" details, the author deftly walks through when and how to use longitudinal confirmatory factor analysis, longitudinal panel models (including the multiple-group case), multilevel models, growth curve models, and complex factor models, as well as models for mediation and moderation. User-friendly features include equation boxes that clearly explain the elements in every equation, end-of-chapter glossaries, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The companion website (www.guilford.com/little-materials) provides datasets for all of the examples--which include studies of bullying, adolescent students' emotions, and healthy aging--with syntax and output from LISREL, Mplus, and R (lavaan).