Traditional requirements and compliance management in the oil & gas industry target the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) phases of the asset lifecycle. Valuable work has recently been done to advance efficiency and quality of EPC work by developing powerful semantic representations allowing reasoning over, and verification of large requirement structures. Our idea is to extend the work above to the operations phase of the asset lifecycle, i.e. the phase where the asset goes “live” to explore, drill for, or produce hydrocarbon resources. We believe that EPC requirements (probably in a reduced and adapted version) can follow the asset into operations and become the knowledge base of an online compliance management solution that tracks asset behaviour through sensor readings, warns when the operational state moves into non-compliant status, and assists (or automates) the restoration of a compliant operation.
Project leader: Thomas Bech Pettersen
Institution: COMPUTAS AS