December 2017

Special Focus: Plant Design, Engineering and Construction

Incorporate assurance into an operational readiness program—Part 1

This two-part article will examine how to address common issues on large projects, and how to make an ordered, structured transition in a systematic and repeatable way.a

Picheo, G., Reed, W., Jacobs Consultancy

This two-part article will examine how to address common issues on large projects, and how to make an ordered, structured transition in a systematic and repeatable way.a In its 2016 New Policies Scenario, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated a cumulative investment1 of $22.8 T in the oil and gas sector between 2016 and 2040. Statistics2 show that nearly half (47%) of the capital projects in the oil and gas sector suffer from significant operational problems and production shortfalls that severely impact the return on capital employed and the reputations of the companies. Investors have a critical need for assurance that the asset will achieve continuous operation at the designed

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