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Reliability of marine transportation in Miri oil and gas activities

Morshidi, Mohammad (2009) Reliability of marine transportation in Miri oil and gas activities. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the reliability of marine transportation in Miri Oil and Gas activities. Marine transportation had becoming very important in supporting the oil and gas activities, to transport industrial personnel, deck, bulk and dry bulk cargos from the base onshore to offshore installations. Offshore exploration and production activities are dynamic and the operating cost is very high; allowing no room for lay time or down time. Hence, marine transportations play an important role in ensuring that the activity be continued to achieve the daily production output KPIs. Lately, there are occasions of vessel’s frequent breakdown due to machinery failure and later vessel was not being delivered in time or longer vessel turn-around time, and this had significantly disrupted the offshore day-to-day activities in term of vessels’ planning and movement of cargos and industrial personnel subsequently result to the losses of revenue, day productions and productivity. In this research, a simple random methodology using standard questionnaires addressed randomly for their feedbacks on how reliable are these marine transport services. Response from the respondents revealed that the vessel performance and services did not meet their expectation due to their frequent machinery breakdown. This was due to poor or ineffective implementation on their preventative maintenance program and this reflects the people; the shipboard and shore base support employees. Realizing this, the competitiveness advantages of treating these employees as the organization assets requires a consistent management philosophy and a coherent set of human resources practices in addition to an effective implementation of the preventative maintenance system. The management must be willing to adopt the ‘We CARE (Credibility, Action, Result, Engagement)’ or ‘Get REAL (Recognition, Enforce, Action, Leadership)’ management concept. The client should also support by allocating appropriate allowable maintenance days for the maintenance job to be executed perfectly.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Perancangan Kenderaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2009; Supervisor : Dr. Muhammad Zaly Shah
Uncontrolled Keywords:inland water transportation, marine transportation, gas activities
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:12379
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:30 May 2011 01:11
Last Modified:06 Aug 2012 01:37

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