Reviews and Testimonials
This reference on the capability development approach to integrated operations in the oil industry describes the variety of operations and processes, technologies, and planning and design. Primary topics include leadership, learning and governance, and a key focus, the "ICT revolution" (information and communications technologies). A section on case studies also is included. Integrated operations are addressed in a variety of contexts and environments, from managing teams to implementing multidisciplinary work processes. The book would be useful for an audience of industry of management and technical professionals.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
A 400 plus page large format, multi-authored publication, with contributions from academia and industry. In their introduction, editors Tom Rosendahl of the BI Norway Business School and Vidar Hepso (NNTU) relate integrated operations (IO) to projects like Chevron’s i-Field, BP’s Field of the future and others. While most oil and gas companies have some such initiative ongoing, according to Rosendahl, Norway’s IO initiative is ‘regarded by many as the world’s most advanced.’ The essence of IO is the migration of operations and personnel from the offshore to the onshore, thanks to the deployment of information and communications technology (ICT) and remote operations/collaboration centers. [...]
– Neil McNaughton, Editor, Oil IT Journal
Whether you are ‘techno’ or ‘people,’ Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry provides many worthwhile insights—too many to present in this short review.