The Petroleum Shipping Industry: Operations and practices

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Author: Michael D. Tusiani

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 0878146717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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This set gives a broad introductory overview of the entire petroleum marine industry and how it is affected by the world petroleum markets. Volume 2: Ship brokerage S&P and project brokerage Single voyage charters Timecharters Ship operation and international regulation Oil spill prevention and quality assurance Initatives by classification societies, owners, and oil companies Flag and port state control Voyage costs: port changes Voyage costs: manning supplies & maintenance Operating costs: marine insurance Operating costs: the shore-based organization Owner's investment analysis of a vessel Banker's credit analysis of a vessel Mezzanine, lease, and equity financing.

The Petroleum Shipping Industry: A nontechnical overview

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Author: Michael D. Tusiani

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 0878146709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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This set gives a broad introductory overview of the entire petroleum marine industry and how it is affected by the world petroleum markets. Volume 1: Oil: An introduction to shipping Why tanker owners? Pre-Onassis era Onassis era Post-Onassis era - creating and dealing with the surplus Refinary operation Tanker demand Tanker design and employment patterns Forecasting tanker rates Oil pollution liability LGP carriers LNG carriers.

Oil Transport Management

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Author: Y.H. Venus Lun,Olli-Pekka Hilmola,Alexander M. Goulielmos,Kee-hung Lai,T.C. Edwin Cheng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447129210

Category: Science

Page: 104

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The first volume in a new Springer Series on Shipping and Transport Logistics, Oil Transport Management provides a full historical account of the evolution of the oil transport industry since the 1800's. In this comprehensive guide, the authors investigate the industry and describe the shipping market and its structure, as well as forecasting, location plan and the transportation chain. They dedicate a separate chapter to each topic to cover various concepts, including: an introduction to the tanker shipping market, including how the freight, new vessel building, second hand and demolition markets influence one another, the economic structure and organization of the tanker industry in both the past and present, and forecasting the need for oil-based sea transportation. Further chapters present case studies and simulations to illustrate the importance of factory location decisions and the need for oil infrastructure investments. Chapter One also includes a regression equation to predict the fleet size in tanker shipping. Oil Transport Management is a key reference, which can be practically applied to wider global research and practices. Ideal for both industry practitioners, and researchers and students of shipping studies, Oil Transport Management provides a concise yet comprehensive coverage of the oil transport industry's history and a guide for its future development.

The Oil & Gas Industry

A Nontechnical Guide

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Author: Joseph Hilyard

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 159370254X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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Joseph Hilyard's timely new book provides a broad perspective on the oil and gas industry, with primary attention to the United States. It takes the reader on a tour of the operations used to find and evaluate resources, and then to produce, store and deliver oil and gas. The book's main focus is primarily on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources; evaluating promising formations; drilling wells; managing oil and gas production; converting oil and gas into products; and transporting oil and gas. Separate chapters address the evolution and current structure of the petroleum industry; oil and gas trading; and challenges likely to face the oil and gas industry in coming years. Three appendices define key industry terminology; suggest further reading on selected topics; and identify organizations that can provide more information.

Maritime Economics 3e

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Author: Martin Stopford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134476531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 840

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For 5000 years shipping has served the world economy and today it provides a sophisticated transport service to every part of the globe. Yet despite its economic complexity, shipping retains much of the competitive cut and thrust of the “perfect” market of classical economics. This blend of sophisticated logistics and larger than life entrepreneurs makes it a unique case study of classical economics in a modern setting. The enlarged and substantially rewritten Maritime Economics uses historical and theoretical analysis as the framework for a practical explanation of how shipping works today. Whilst retaining the structure of the second edition, its scope is widened to include: lessons from 5000 years of commercial shipping history shipping cycles back to 1741, with a year by year commentary updated chapters on markets; shipping costs; accounts; ship finance and a new chapter on the return on capital new chapters on the geography of sea trade; trade theory and specialised cargoes updated chapters on the merchant fleet shipbuilding, recycling and the regulatory regime a much revised chapter on the challenges and pitfalls of forecasting. With over 800 pages, 200 illustrations, maps, technical drawings and tables Maritime Economics is the shipping industry’s most comprehensive text and reference source, whilst remaining as one reviewer put it “a very readable book”. Martin Stopford has enjoyed a distinguished career in the shipping industry as Director of Business Development with British Shipbuilders, Global Shipping Economist with the Chase Manhattan Bank N.A., Chief Executive of Lloyds Maritime Information Services; Managing Director of Clarkson Research Services and an executive Director of Clarksons PLC. He lectures regularly at Cambridge Academy of Transport and is a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, Dalian Maritime University and Copenhagen Business School.

LNG

A Nontechnical Guide

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Author: Michael D. Tusiani,Gordon Shearer

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 087814885X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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The demand for natural gas rises annually, straining existing supplies, and emerging markets often aren't accessible by pipeline. Using everyday language and real-world examples, authors Michael D. Tusiani and Gordon Shearer present LNG as the most viable energy answer. Their straightforward explanation of a complex industry proves that LNG can deliver a critical link in the energy demands of international economies.Readers will realize the complexity of this industry, which involves an intricate link of critical companies, governments, and stand-alone facilities. ""LNG: A Nontechnical Guide"" will be a valuable reference for energy industry leaders, investment bankers, and professors specializing in energy.

Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice

Proceedings of ESREL 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland, 25-29 September 2016)

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Author: Lesley Walls,Matthew Revie,Tim Bedford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315349167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

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The safe and reliable performance of many systems with which we interact daily has been achieved through the analysis and management of risk. From complex infrastructures to consumer durables, from engineering systems and technologies used in transportation, health, energy, chemical, oil, gas, aerospace, maritime, defence and other sectors, the management of risk during design, manufacture, operation and decommissioning is vital. Methods and models to support risk-informed decision-making are well established but are continually challenged by technology innovations, increasing interdependencies, and changes in societal expectations. Risk, Reliability and Safety contains papers describing innovations in theory and practice contributed to the scientific programme of the European Safety and Reliability conference (ESREL 2016), held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland (25—29 September 2016). Authors include scientists, academics, practitioners, regulators and other key individuals with expertise and experience relevant to specific areas. Papers include domain specific applications as well as general modelling methods. Papers cover evaluation of contemporary solutions, exploration of future challenges, and exposition of concepts, methods and processes. Topics include human factors, occupational health and safety, dynamic and systems reliability modelling, maintenance optimisation, uncertainty analysis, resilience assessment, risk and crisis management.

Marine Technology and Operations

Theory & Practice

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Author: O. Gudmestad

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1784660388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 412

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A marine engineer will need to have a broad background of knowledge within several aspects of marine design and operations. These aspects relate to the design of facilities for offshore applications and evaluation of operational conditions for marine installation and modification/maintenance works. Such needs arise in the marine industries, in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as in the offshore renewable industry. Developed from knowledge gained throughout the author’s engineering career, this book covers several of the themes where engineers need knowledge and also serves as a teaser for those who will go into more depth on the different thematic aspects discussed. Details of qualitative risk analysis, which is considered an excellent tool to identify risks in marine operations, are also included. The book is the author’s attempt to develop a text for those in marine engineering science who like a practical and solid mathematical approach to marine engineering. It is the intention that the book can serve as an introductory textbook for master degree courses in marine sciences and be of inspiration for teachers who will extend the course into specialisation courses on stability of vessels, higher order wave analysis, nonlinear motions of vessels, arctic offshore engineering, etc. The book could also serve as a handbook for PhD students and researchers who need a handy introduction to solving marine technology related problems.

Facility Integrity Management

Effective Principles and Practices for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries

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Author: Michael Deighton

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128018321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Facility Integrity Management: Effective Principles and Practices for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries presents the information needed to completely understand common failures in the facility integrity management process. By understanding this more comprehensive approach, companies will be able to better identify shortcomings within their respective system that they did not realize existed. To introduce this method, the book provides managers and engineers with a model that ensures major process incidents are avoided, aging facilities are kept in a safe and reliable state and are operating at maximum levels, and any gaps within the integrity management system are identified and addressed, such as the all too common fragmented reliability programs. The book approaches oil and gas facility management from a universal perspective, effectively charting out existing oil and gas facilities and their associated work processes, including maintenance, operations, and reliability, and then reconstructs them in order to optimize the way integrity is managed, creating a synergy across the various elements. Easy to read, packed with practical applications applied to real process plant scenarios such as key concepts, process flow charts, handy checklists, real-world case studies and a dictionary, provides a high quality guide for a breakdown free facility, maximizing productivity and return to shareholders. Helps readers gain a practical and industry specific approach to facility integrity management supported with real-world case studies from oil, gas, and petrochemical facility locations Presents a facility integrity excellence model, a holistic approach for oil and gas companies to drive towards integrity assurance unit monitoring, creating a failure-free environment Identifies and addresses failure of facility processes and equipment before the onset of performance degradation, keeping equipment maintenance costs low and reliability high

Performance Management for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries

A Systems Approach

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Author: Robert Bruce Hey

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128104473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 740

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Performance Management for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries: A Systems Approach is a practical guide on the business cycle and techniques to undertake step, episodic, and breakthrough improvement in performance to optimize operating costs. Like many industries, the oil, gas, and process industries are coming under increasing pressure to cut costs due to ongoing construction of larger, more integrated units, as well as the application of increasingly stringent environmental policies. Focusing on the ‘value adder’ or ‘revenue generator’ core system and the company direction statement, this book describes a systems approach which assures significant sustainable improvements in the business and operational performance specific to the oil, gas, and process industries. The book will enable the reader to: utilize best practice principles of good governance for long term performance enhancement; identify the most significant performance indicators for overall business improvement; apply strategies to ensure that targets are met in agreed upon time frames. Describes a systems approach which assures significant sustainable improvements in the business and operational performance specific to the oil, gas, and process industries Helps readers set appropriate and realistic short-term/ long-term targets with a pre-built facility health checker Elucidates the relationship between PSM, OHS, and Asset Integrity with an increased emphasis on behavior-based safety Discusses specific oil and gas industry issues and examples such as refinery and gas plant performance initiatives and hydrocarbon accounting

Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry

A World System Approach

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Author: Adedeji B. Badiru,Samuel O. Osisanya

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420094262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

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Project management for oil and gas projects comes with a unique set of challenges that include the management of science, technology, and engineering aspects. Underlining the specific issues involved in projects in this field, Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach presents step-by-step application of project management techniques. Using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) framework from the Project Management Institute (PMI) as the platform, the book provides an integrated approach that covers the concepts, tools, and techniques for managing oil and gas projects. The authors discuss specialized tools such as plan, do, check, act (PDCA); define, measure, analyze, improve, control (DMAIC); suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, customers (SIPOC); design, evaluate, justify, integrate (DEJI); quality function deployment (QFD); affinity diagrams; flowcharts; Pareto charts; and histograms. They also discuss the major activities in oil and gas risk assessment, such as feasibility studies, design, transportation, utility, survey works, construction, permanent structure works, mechanical and electrical installations, and maintenance. Strongly advocating a world systems approach to managing oil and gas projects and programs, the book covers quantitative and qualitative techniques. It addresses technical and managerial aspects of projects and illustrates the concepts with case examples of applications of project management tools and techniques to real-life project scenarios that can serve as lessons learned for best practices. An in-depth examination of project management for oil and gas projects, the book is a handbook for professionals in the field, a guidebook for technical consultants, and a resource for students.

Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

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Author: Sanjib Chowdhury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119100038

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Delves into the core and functional areas in the upstream oil and gas industry covering a wide range of operations and processes Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities are costly, risky and technology-intensive. With the rise in global demand for oil and fast depletion of easy reserves, the search for oil is directed to more difficult areas – deepwater, arctic region, hostile terrains; and future production is expected to come from increasingly difficult reserves – deeper horizon, low quality crude. All these are making E&P activities even more challenging in terms of operations, technology, cost and risk. Therefore, it is necessary to use scarce resources judiciously and optimize strategies, cost and capital, and improve business performance in all spheres of E&P business. Optimization and Business Improvement Studies in Upstream Oil and Gas Industry contains eleven real-life optimization and business improvement studies that delve into the core E&P activities and functional areas covering a wide range of operations and processes. It uses various quantitative and qualitative techniques, such as Linear Programing, Queuing theory, Critical Path Analysis, Economic analysis, Best Practices Benchmark, Business Process Simplification etc. to optimize Productivity of drilling operations Controllable rig time loss Deepwater exploration strategy Rig move time and activity schedule Offshore supply vessel fleet size Supply chain management system Strategic workforce and human resource productivity Base oil price for a country Standardize consumption of materials Develop uniform safety standards for offshore installations Improve organizational efficiency through business process simplification The book will be of immense interest to practicing managers, professionals and employees at all levels/ disciplines in oil and gas industry. It will also be useful to academicians, scholars, educational institutes, energy research institutes, and consultants dealing with oil and gas. The work can be used as a practical guide to upstream professionals and students in petroleum engineering programs.

Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Security

An International Perspective

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Author: Mikhail Kashubsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317746147

Category: Law

Page: 520

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Oil and natural gas, which today account for over 60% of the world’s energy supply, are often produced by offshore platforms. One third of all oil and gas comes from the offshore sector. However, offshore oil and gas installations are generally considered intrinsically vulnerable to deliberate attacks. The changing security landscape and concerns about the threats of terrorism and piracy to offshore oil and gas installations are major issues for energy companies and governments worldwide. But, how common are attacks on offshore oil and gas installations? Who attacks offshore installations? Why are they attacked? How are they attacked? How is their security regulated at the international level? How has the oil industry responded? This timely and first of its kind publication answers these questions and examines the protection and security of offshore oil and gas installations from a global, industry-wide and company-level perspective. Looking at attacks on offshore installations that occurred throughout history of the offshore petroleum industry, it examines the different types of security threats facing offshore installations, the factors that make offshore installations attractive targets, the nature of attacks and the potentially devastating impacts that can result from attacks on these important facilities. It then examines the international legal framework, state practice and international oil and gas industry responses that aim to address this vital problem. Crucially, the book includes a comprehensive dataset of attacks and security incidents involving offshore oil and gas installations entitled the Offshore Installations Attack Dataset (OIAD). This is an indispensable reference work for oil and gas industry professionals, company security officers, policy makers, maritime lawyers and academics worldwide.

Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry: Sustainability and Capability Development

Sustainability and Capability Development

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Author: Rosendahl, Tom

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146662003X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 457

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The predicted “ICT revolution” has gained increasing attention in the oil industry the last few years. It is enabled by the use of ubiquitous real time data, collaborative techniques, and multiple expertises across disciplines, organizations and geographical locations. Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry: Sustainability and Capability Development covers the capability approach to integrated operations that documents research and development in the oil industry. By ‘capability’, we refer to the combined capacity and ability to plan and execute in accordance with business objectives through a designed combination of human skills, work processes, organizational change, and technology. This book will serve as a knowledge base for those who are interested in learning about, and those involved in, Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Offshore Operation Facilities

Equipment and Procedures

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Author: Huacan Fang,Menglan Duan

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0123972841

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1196

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Offshore Operation Facilities: Equipment and Procedures provides new engineers with the knowledge and methods that will assist them in maximizing efficiency while minimizing cost and helps them prepare for the many operational variables involved in offshore operations. This book clearly presents the working knowledge of subsea operations and demonstrates how to optimize operations offshore. The first half of the book covers the fundamental principles governing offshore engineering structural design, as well as drilling operations, procedures, and equipment. The second part includes common challenges of deep water oil and gas engineering as well as beach (shallow) oil engineering, submarine pipeline engineering, cable engineering, and safety system engineering. Many examples are included from various offshore locations, with special focus on offshore China operations. In the offshore petroleum engineering industry, the ability to maintain a profitable business depends on the efficiency and reliability of the structure, the equipment, and the engineer. Offshore Operation Facilities: Equipment and Procedures assists engineers in meeting consumer demand while maintaining a profitable operation. Comprehensive guide to the latest technology, strategies, and best practices for offshore operations Step-by-step approach for dealing with common challenges such as deepwater and shallow waters Includes submarine pipeline, cable engineering, and safety system engineering Unique examples from various offshore locations around the world, with special focus on offshore China

Oil Spill Risks From Tank Vessel Lightering

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Author: Marine Board,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309523028

Category: Science

Page: 118

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Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol. 1: Best Practices in the Petroleum Industry

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Author: Nicholas P Cheremisinoff,Paul E. Rosenfeld

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0815520360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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This new Handbook provides a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors. Each volume covers, for each industry sector: * the manufacturing technologies * waste management * pollution * methods for estimating and reporting emissions * treatment and control technologies * worker and community health risk exposures * cost data for pollution management * cleaner production and prevention alternatives Best Practices in The Petroleum Industry provides an overview of refineries and gas plant operations and identifies the key Environmental Aspects, supported by case studies of major incidents that resulted in catastrophic releases of oil and refined products, and a critical assessment of the methodology and calculation procedures that the industry relies on in preparing emissions inventories. The authors offer alternative approaches to providing more accurate emissions estimates, and guidelines on cleaner production and pollution prevention practices for improving overall environmental performance. Overview of the key Environmental Aspects of gas plant operations and refineries Case studies of major incidents that resulted in catastrophic releases of oil and refined products, including the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969 and the EXXON Valdez incident Provides guidelines on cleaner production and pollution prevention practices for improving overall environmental performance