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Qualitative VS Quantitative RBI: what are the benefits?

Qualitative VS Quantitative RBI: what are the benefits?

So, what’s the best approach Qualitative VS Quantitative RBI? DNV GL compared the implementation of qualitative and quantitative Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) on a specific project. When implementing RBI, engineers can typically choose to perform ...

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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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Power of 1% - On-going optimisation

Power of 1% - On-going optimisation

Optimisation is a key to our success in such a challenging time. My colleague Kenny Shaba has recently shared some insightful statistics – please check the picture below: These numbers were taken from here. In the oil and gas industry, we ...

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It is TARO, not TAROS! :)

It is TARO, not TAROS! :)

TARO is completing 17 years in 2015 and I thought we should do justice to its real name: It is TARO, not TAROS! :) Putting jokes aside, Taro is an expert tool and models can range from “simple” refinery units to countrywide gas distribution netw ...

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A walkthrough of a typical failure event

A walkthrough of a typical failure event

As promised, today’s post is a guide to typical stages of a failure event. Of course, this definition may differ from what you are used to but my aim is to cover the main aspects of a failure event. In Maros and Taro, events comprise of any o ...

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Whooshing opportunities - RAM analysis for wind farms

Whooshing opportunities - RAM analysis for wind farms

Update! We have recently published a whitepaper to discuss the challenges in the Wind Turbine market in regards to maintenance and operations! Please download from here: Wind turbines! If you want to give a try to Maros Lite for RAM analysi ...

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Plant-wide reliability

Plant-wide reliability

Click on the picture below: This is what we call Plant-wide reliability. For many years, analysts have tried to identify critical areas in their process plants. In an environment of thousands of pieces of equipment with different process condi ...

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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – Let's make it happen

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – Let's make it happen

This week’s post will target a new technology area: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The idea is to understand what CCS is and how RAM Analysis can help to address the various challenges within this new technology area. I’ve asked a colle ...

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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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Getting deep in maintenance - subsea maintenance strategy

Getting deep in maintenance - subsea maintenance strategy

Demand for energy is pushing the oil and gas industry to produce in remote and harsh environments. This is supported by new technologies. For example, processes are now being moved from topsides of platforms to the seabed with subsea processing units ...

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