Modularization is a complex strategy characterized by both technical and managerial decisions. This paper aims at understanding practitioners' perceptions about two of the most important elements to be taken into account in a proper decision-making process, i.e. barriers to and impacts of modularization. The adopted methodology is the analysis of a number of questionnaires distributed during two of the most important international conferences regarding the Oil & Gas industry. The analysis of the answers provides interesting insights on the topic and useful guidelines that could be considered during the evaluation phase of a modular project. For example, the analysis enlightens that Modularization, while increasing the effort needed during the design and engineering phase, decreases the execution phase costs also thanks to a reduction of the amount of the site-related works.

Oil & gas industry perception of modularization barriers and impacts

MANCINI, MAURO;MICHELI, GUIDO JACOPO LUCA;
2016

Abstract

Modularization is a complex strategy characterized by both technical and managerial decisions. This paper aims at understanding practitioners' perceptions about two of the most important elements to be taken into account in a proper decision-making process, i.e. barriers to and impacts of modularization. The adopted methodology is the analysis of a number of questionnaires distributed during two of the most important international conferences regarding the Oil & Gas industry. The analysis of the answers provides interesting insights on the topic and useful guidelines that could be considered during the evaluation phase of a modular project. For example, the analysis enlightens that Modularization, while increasing the effort needed during the design and engineering phase, decreases the execution phase costs also thanks to a reduction of the amount of the site-related works.
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
9781509036653
Barriers; impacts; modularization; Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous); Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
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