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OE: White Papers

In addition to the latest oil and gas news, updates, and stories, OE provides authoritative reports for readers on relevant issues facing the industry. These technical papers are provided by partnering organizations and can be accessed by downloading below.

As operators across the supply chain adapt to challenging market conditions, we explore the themes set to dominate the offshore service sector this year and beyond.

In today’s cost-conscious Oil & Gas industry, data is king. With fully digitalized, remote production sites generating huge volumes of data every second, how can you analyze and act upon this massive quantity of information to cost-effectively achieve your critical business objectives?

How to create a smooth transition from operation to Cessation of Production (CoP), ensuring your late life operations are effectively managed, the cost burden is minimised and safety still maintained.

See how Shell used Simio to achieve a fit for purpose fleet size and contribute significantly to its ability to optimize vessel utilization.

Minimising fabric maintenance costs: How a new generation zinc epoxy primers are helping reduce fabric maintenance by offering longer term corrosion protection.

This whitepaper demonstrates how Sesam software can be applied to the design of fixed offshore wind foundations, supporting engineers with the same tools that the oil and gas industry has used for many years.

Based on the model of "universal truths," Scott Safety Gas and Flame Detection R & D Engineering Manager, Dan Munson offers guidance on how to evaluate current systems, and project the impact of next-generation gas detection on companies’ safety and productivity in a global economy. Munson discusses the evolution and benefits of designing, implementing, and maintaining a truly universal approach to gas detection.

This paper offers an introduction into how embedding Risk Based Inspection (RBI) functionality in IBM Maximo creates value to oil and gas operators and other asset-intensive industries, by providing better visibility on risk-based monitoring to improve safety, equipment integrity and operational reliability, which can result in uptime equipment gains of at least 20%.

Quantitative Risk Analysis remains one of the main tools available to understand the different consequences that might follow activities on offshore installations. At the heart of the analysis there will be a risk 'engine' which will take a multitude of inputs from other parts of the analysis and use them to construct a 'story' of how the accident develops in order to calculate a contribution to the risk.

Simulation driven design is widely considered the key to innovative product development. While the integration of modeling and simulation is already well established in structural mechanics this is not yet the case with its fluid dynamic sibling.

High daily cost is a mounting challenge for drilling. What limits the penetration through the underground, and how can it be improved?

A solution is presented in this white paper that both mitigates risk and provides the opportunity to maximise the energy input from the PDC cutters to drill rock.

The Worldwide Offshore Accident Databank (WOAD) is a repository of information on accidents occurring in the offshore oil and gas industry. The initiative to start collecting this information began in the mid-1970s. Information on lessons learned serves as invaluable input to help industry understand and avoid accidents in the future. There are 2,288 fatalities currently recorded in WOAD among the recorded 6451 accidents. This is a sobering thought and the driver for continuing with this worthwhile collection, which is something that has become much more than “data”.

With demand for oil projected to keep climbing, oil companies are exploiting harder-to-reach reservoirs and keeping existing assets operating much longer. Designing a platform for harsh conditions or deep water that is easy to build, cost-effective to install, and safe to operate is no easy feat – and the risk of failure is high.

The ability to securely move information between software applications and hardware appliances is critical to any automated process in your Oil & Gas operation. To achieve "defense-in-depth," an interoperable communications platform must provide a certain level of security within the control system.

By applying Critical Asset Performance Standards (CAPS), oil and gas operators can incorporate global best practices leveraging extensive environmental, safety, and risk management experience from offshore and land-based platforms into their unique operating plans and procedures throughout the life cycle of their facilities.

This white paper from DNV Software describes the role of a linear frequency domain analysis for offshore structures, and some of the important aspects that must be addressed when doing such an analysis.