Jawad Raza

Jawad Raza
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PhD Industrial Asset Management

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January 2015 - June 2016
University of Stavanger (UiS)
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Contractual teaching position Operation and Maintenance subject for graduate and undergraduate levels at University of Stavanger, Norway.

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Publications (19)
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Asset operation and maintenance has over the last few years become a dynamic and a continuous optimization process in offshore oil & gas industry. It has always been challenging in visualizing availability risks associated with some equipment in such a dynamic environment within finite time horizon due to various practical reasons. An application w...
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Asset management is a dynamic process. In such a dynamic operating environment, it is quite challenging to keep track and visualise asset integrity-asso-ciated risks. One of the main concerns for all assets is keeping unexpected down-time to a minimum thereby maintaining highest availability. An application, Dy-namic Risk Simulator (DRS), was devel...
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Asset integrity decisions for (production) critical equipment are mostly qualitative and experience-driven. Preventive maintenance strategies are dominating in oil and gas asset management for many years. Record low oil prices compelled the industry to undergo major organizational and technical transformations. Compa-nies need to find better and ef...
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Summary of presentation, presented in Digital Energy Seminar. Report and video available online at Digital Energy Journal's Website (www.digitalenergyjournal.com).
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Maintenance is one of the key success factors for ensuring safe and reliable operations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Periodic maintenance is still a large part of the maintenance portfolio even if the ambition is to shift towards dynamic strategies. Therefore, one can conclude that, currently, the availability of offshore production fa...
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World Class Maintenance (WCM) concept is considered as an integrated approach to perform asset maintenance comprehensible for all participants in an industrial organization. WCM creates opportunities to make the work processes more efficient and effective in a way that these are universally applicable to increase the safety, economy and overall eff...
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Owing to commercial opportunities in the Norwegian Oil &Gas (O&G) sector, there is a growing demand for new products and services for Asset Integrity Management (AIM). In general, the market demands greater degree of innovation in the field of AIM seeking means to simplify complex work processes, to have a better understanding and to be aware of an...
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The ultimate goal of collaborative operating environments is value creation. All over the world, Expert Systems (ES) are being employed by various industrial sectors to foster this value creation process. Subsequently, under the umbrella of Integrated Operations (IO), this paper examines the current role and use of expert systems for value creation...
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Expert Systems (ES) broaden the possibilities for solving complex practical challenges providing quick decision support, particularly when operations become complicated and collaborative. Such systems can contribute to improve overall technical integrity of offshore asset, subsequently creating value for Oil and Gas (O&G) companies. Consequently, t...
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Considerable amount of Oil and Gas (O&G) production and process installationsoperatingin the North Sea are getting aged and requiring continuous modifications. Nature of such contractual jobs is relatively short term with demanding deliverables. Hence, the engineering contractors require excellent coordination and seamless communication during all...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the effectiveness of different analytical approaches, namely artificial neural networks, logistic regression and support vector machines to assess the health of a strainer located at the suction side of the pump. Design/methodology/approach – Data used for simulation included exemplars from clean (r...
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The identification and interpretation of hidden system threats on complex Oil and Gas (O&G) production platforms has always been a challenge. These threats may gradually develop into failures/faults resulting in system shutdowns or, eventually, loss/reduction of production. The O&G industry is willing to test new technologies in managing uninterrup...
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Oil and gas production can be largely benefited by minimizing unwanted production losses. This can be done by effective identification of system anomalies and faults. In standard control systems these abnormalities can be observed as gradually deviating trends from the norms. Available tools for monitoring these trends, in some cases, may not be en...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the application of neural network approach to analyze machine's behaviour quantitatively. Design/methodology/approach – The model is developed based on real plant-data from a variable speed drive centrifugal type pump. The best model settings are recorded and tested for another similar unit in th...

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The purpose of the project is to transfer knowledge, competences, technologies & proven asset management methodologies from offshore industry for efficient tunnel lifecycle management. The methods & technologies contribute to environment, increased safety, availability, effectiveness, standardization & foster digitalization. Operation & maintenance (O&M) in many industries is mainly experience-driven, lacking structured approach, sustainability, innovative processes and digital mindset. New technologies are pushing all to think new and innovative ways for asset O&M. Modern tunnels are equipped with highly sophisticated equipment. A road tunnel has a usual design life of over 100 years whereas equipment in a tunnel lasts for about 25 -30 years. This means that equipment in tunnels need major upgrades/replacement at least 3-4 times during tunnel lifecycle. Improper maintenance & inefficient processes lead to poor asset O&M consequently causing unwanted consequences. Moreover, adding unnecessary cost, time adds considerable amount of Greenhouse emissions. Efficient sustainable O&M plans contribute to reduction in Greenhouse emissions, which are aimed to be cut by about 70 percent in the next 30 years, goal set by EU. This becomes more challenging for ageing tunnels & equipment. The systematic theoretic approaches applied in the offshore industry is an excellent starting point for further exploration of system designs of the O&M of tunnel systems. The fast-paced changes in society require flexible & functional tunnel safety regulations to ensure safe and secure development. Modern systems and equipment in tunnels generate large amount of data that can be used for identifying the real status of the equipment. Combining as-is status of the equipment with maintenance history data collected through years of operation and maintenance, create unique opportunities. This means that maintenance strategies to move from conventional to more proactive and predictive strategies.
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Knowing customers, their needs, preferences and requirement is one of the prime objectives for any service company. This research presents results from online survey conducted with both Norwegian Asset Integrity Service providers and their customers. This research is a part of MBA project, report to be available in a few weeks online.