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Risk-based maintenance of offshore Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) operation


Pui, G and Bhandari, J and Arzaghi, E and Abbassi, R and Garaniya, V, Risk-based maintenance of offshore Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) operation, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 159 pp. 513-521. ISSN 0920-4105 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2017.09.066


Offshore drilling operations may not be safe nor available if they are not well maintained. Dynamic risk-based maintenance (RBM) methodology is a tool for scheduling maintenance plans based on an acceptable level of risk. It is applied to improve the safety and reliability of systems assisting in identifying and prioritizing the maintenance of critical components. This paper proposes an advanced RBM methodology for the design of optimum maintenance programs. Bayesian Networks (BNs) are employed to develop the dynamic RBM models that are capable of using accident precursor information in order to update the risk profile. The developed methodology is applied to a case study of an offshore MPD operation considering two critical systems: rotating control device (RCD) and blowout preventer (BOP). The obtained results show that the minimal length of maintenance intervals for a RCD valve was 18 days while being 23 days for the BOP valve. Sensitivity analysis is also conducted to evaluate the contribution percentage of each component to the system failure. The sealing elements for both RCD and BOP systems require additional attentions since they were determined as the most critical components in the BN model.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:MPD, Bayesian network, risk, managed pressure drilling, dynamic risk-based maintenance, kick, blowout, rotating control device, blowout preventer
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Environmental engineering
Research Field:Air pollution modelling and control
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Pui, G (Mr Gallant Pui)
UTAS Author:Bhandari, J (Mr Jyoti Bhandari)
UTAS Author:Arzaghi, E (Dr Ehsan Arzaghi)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
ID Code:121450
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-09-29
Last Modified:2018-04-19

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