|Theme||Visible||Selectable||Appearance||Zoom Range (now: 0)|
Copyright 2020, International Petroleum Technology Conference This paper was prepared for presentation at the International Petroleum Technology Conference held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 13 - 15 January 2020. This paper was selected for presentation by an IPTC Programme Committee following review of information contained in an abstract submitted by the author(s). Contents of the paper, as presented, have not been reviewed by the International Petroleum Technology Conference and are subject to correction by the author(s). The material, as presented, does not necessarily reflect any position of the International Petroleum Technology Conference, its officers, or members. Papers presented at IPTC are subject to publication review by Sponsor Society Committees of IPTC. Electronic reproduction, distribution, or storage of any part of this paper for commercial purposes without the written consent of the International Petroleum Technology Conference is prohibited. Permission to reproduce in print is restricted to an abstract of not more than 300 words; illustrations may not be copied. The abstract must contain conspicuous acknowledgment of where and by whom the paper was presented.
Abstract Agile methodology (Agile) has become a revolutionary tool that continues to help IT companies today develop innovative products that are rated high in quality and customer satisfaction. The Agile model has proved successful in reducing defects, delivering valuable results quickly, and encouraging collaboration among teams. This paper will discuss some of the basic concepts of Agile to show the value of its application in digital oilfield projects. The Agile methodology is based on concepts that have been extensively used in the software industry. Complete principles defined in The Agile Manifesto will be discussed in detail along with the different Agile methods and processes that are typically used in some IT companies today. This paper will also strive to provide details that will help readers relate the concepts of Agile methodology to the digital oilfield processes present today. This will help organizations that are implementing digital oilfields to decide whether Agile can help make their processes run more efficiently. The Agile model is defined by a set of 12 principles that is readily available in a document called, The Agile Manifesto. Agile concepts, such as: Sprint, Scrum, Iterative Planning sessions, User stories, Backlogs, and other practices, will be defined to provide a clearer understanding as to how the Agile process works. Along with these concepts, the Agile process will also be illustrated and detailed in order to give the reader an understanding of how a product goes through a typical Agile workflow from beginning to end. With the current shift of utilizing IT technologies to support and develop digital oilfield operations, Agile concepts will be increasingly important as it encourages constant collaboration and interaction among teams over processes and tools, figuring out responses to change over simply "following a plan", and giving importance to working results over presenting documents in meetings. The novelty of the Agile methodology is to provide a possible solution to making IT processes more efficient and value-driven in the petroleum industry, especially in the area of digital oilfields, as it aims to increase collaboration among team members and deliver high quality results quickly.
Abstract Agile-Scrum (AS) Project Management, which originated in the IT industry, has unlimited potential to benefit both operating and service companies in oil and gas industry and many others. This paper will show how it could be applied to facility design work as a framework to improve the quality, timeliness and overall value of delivering construction drawings. The outcome that could be expected from this is less change orders and delays during the construction and much more satisfied operation teams. The design and construction of facilities is a complex work that requires close collaboration between multidisciplinary teams. AS framework enables this collaboration by creating a safe engaging environment in which self-organizing teams can find the best ways to achieve project requirements through incremental and prioritized value delivery. The goal of AS is to first focus on critical work to minimize the project risk and then maximize the benefit to the customer, in this case construction and operation teams, through continuous feedback loops. There are three main team roles that will be described in this paper: Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development (Design) Team.
How AGILE Project Management including SCRUM techniques, which are used extensively worldwide in software development, can be a game changer for the marine industry especially for shipbuilding and ship repair. This paper discusses the techniques and how it could be introduced into the marine industry to improve productivity, quality and workplace relationships.
The main objective of this research is initially to investigate supply chain complexity and to address current literature arguing issues around it in general supply chain context and particularly in the oil industry. In addition, applicability of suggestions that have been made through supply chain literature to the oil industry will be discussed. Therefore adopting inductive and exploratory research, three case studies from multinational focal oil companies have been conducted in order to better discuss the function of agility within the oil sector. Considering volatilities in the oil industry, simplification of supply chain and quick response to the demand become essential. Moreover, recent emergent technologies such as additive manufacturing can facilitate supply chain complexity and thus may drive supply chain managers to reconfigure their supply chain networks. Adoption of these technologies to the oil question can be added as another objective that has been aimed in this research. Ultimately recent discussions toward supply chain complexity and agility have seen little attention in the oil sector. Consequently this research aims to contribute to the mentioned gaps and provide suggestions for both oil industry and further research.