The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss various factors that will influence the process of installing and maintaining subsea equipment in the oil and gas (O&G) industry.
Influencing factors and their attributes are identified using a case study on subsea installations conducted in the Norwegian O&G industry. A number of experts were interviewed. A survey was conducted to rank the importance of the influence factors.
The paper identifies, analyzes and validates the factors and attributes that may impact the installation and maintenance strategy of subsea components. The factors are ranked according to importance and as practiced in the industry.
The research is based on a case study in the Norwegian O&G industry, but the approach and results could be adapted to other industries as well.
The identified factors can be used by decision makers in the development of offshore projects.
Moreno‐Trejo, J., Kumar, R. and Markeset, T. (2012), "Factors influencing the installation and maintenance of subsea petroleum production equipment: A case study", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 454-471. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552511211281606Download as .RIS
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