Operational management of offshore energy assets

A. J. Kolios, M. Martinez Luengo

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Abstract

Energy assets and especially those deployed offshore are subject to a variety of harsh operational and environmental conditions which lead to deterioration of their performance and structural capacity over time. The aim of reduction of CAPEX in new installations shifts focus to operational management to monitor and assess performance of critical assets ensuring their fitness for service throughout their service life and also to provide appropriate and effective information towards requalification or other end of life scenarios, optimizing the OPEX. Over the last decades, the offshore oil & gas industry has developed and applied various approaches in operational management of assets through Structural Health and Condition Monitoring (SHM/CM) systems which can be, at a certain level, transferable to offshore renewable installations. This paper aims to highlight the key differences between offshore oil & gas and renewable energy assets from a structural integrity and reliability perspective, provide a comprehensive overview of different approaches that are available and applicable, and distinguish the benefits of such systems in the efficient operation of offshore energy assets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012001
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume687
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • offshore energy assets
  • operational management
  • structural integrity
  • reliability

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