The purpose of this Working Group (WG) is to advance the state-of-the-art of Systems Engineering into the Oil and Gas sector by seeking alignment on the vision for Systems Engineering and how it should be applied within the Oil and Gas industry. The Working Group aims to co-create the strategies for the advancement of Systems Engineering within this industry and to develop the appropriate work processes, tools and competencies to mature the SE thinking and ways of working. The participants of this WG will be oil and gas operators, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors, service providers, equipment suppliers, Standards development organizations and universities who have deep vested interest in progressing Systems Engineering in their organizations within the near term and having the long term intent to sustain and strengthen the SE ways of working for Oil & Gas.
All of the technical and non-technical risks need to be accounted for holistically, through an end- to-end approach, where the viability of the solution is tested for each phase of the development (from assess, to detailed design, to operate and through to abandonment). It is the view that Systems Engineering, through its very design, can be applied to achieve this objective where the requirements from the business premise can be clearly decomposed all the way through to the design specifications of the base equipment components to arrive at a design that is always competitively scoped, adaptive to changing external factors and fully leverages the interconnectivities and interdependencies that cross industry boundaries.
It is vital that oil and gas companies adopt this new way of working as the industry is faced with ever more diverse and less malleable environments, necessitating each company to adapt rapidly.
Our current charter: Oil & Gas Working Group Charter 2016