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Ship and offshore structural engineering and project-collaboration in the cloud

Ship and offshore structural engineering and project-collaboration in the cloud

In DNV GL we are used to work with most kinds of structures both in the design phase, as well as in the operational and decommissioning phase. Operators and contractors are investing a lot into the structures. It is crucial to keep an eye on the stru ...

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Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)?

Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)?

In today's Terminology Explained: What is Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)? Maintenance has changed over the past 30 years. This is due to a huge increase in the number and variety of physical assets that must be maintained, more complex desig ...

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Breaking from a Vicious Cycle of Maintenance Strategy

Breaking from a Vicious Cycle of Maintenance Strategy

The oil and gas industry is going through a tough period and many companies are downsizing. Oil and Gas UK reports that jobs in the North Sea have been reduced by 1/3 over the last three years. Unfortunately, we can see this trend all over world for ...

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Greetings from the North Pole!

Greetings from the North Pole!

Our colleague Tom Gilmour, head of Product Strategy for DNV GL - Software, recently received this letter from a satisfied customer, and we thought you would like to see it.  Enjoy! Hi! Santa here; just wanted to give an update on how the tran ...

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Modelling different upstream oil and gas operations

Modelling different upstream oil and gas operations

Typically offshore operations fall into one of three categories,  Shallow water operations, where water-depth is smaller than 1,000ft, deep-water where water-depth is deeper than 1,000ft but under 5,000ft and, finally,  ultra-deep water is anythi ...

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Opportunistic Maintenance

Opportunistic Maintenance

Opportunity maintenance is a form of preventive maintenance based upon “convenient” replacement of equipment items or components by taking the advantage of the unplanned or planned shutdown of a system where we have suitable maintenance resources ...

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Spare parts optimisation

Spare parts optimisation

Systems and process equipment in the oil and gas industry typically require maintenance resources and repair activities to sustain a level of availability. Maros and Taro present an extensive maintenance strategy modelling capability to cover mainten ...

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Normally Unattended Installations

Normally Unattended Installations

A Normally Unattended Installation (NUI) or sometimes also referred to as a Normally Unmanned Installations is an offshore facility primarily designed to be operated remotely through automated processes and without the presence of personnel. NUI is c ...

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Optimising maintenance resources

Optimising maintenance resources

Maintenance strategy is one of the main pillars for sustaining production availability in an oil rig or refinery. In my experience, when developing a RAM (reliability, availability, maintainability) study, the reliability of the system and its ...

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Integration – keyword for success

Integration – keyword for success

As the oil and gas industry (and technology) moves forward, traditional performance prediction techniques are unable to cope for the degree of complexity encountered these days. Nevertheless, they offer a strong base to new techniques and methods. Mo ...

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