—Turbomachinery is the heart of any platform, which generates power and compresses gas. However, the current practices of turbomachinery are entangled with various challenges and obstacles, which eventually affect the overall performance of the platform. Hence, this paper aims at appraising the challenges and obstacles in turbomachinery project execution for high CO2 gas field. Via the literature review, this aim is achieved via its objectives of 1) reviewing the oil and gas industry in terms of its operation and project execution; 2) determining the basic attributes of turbomachinery as well as the challenges and obstacles entangling its execution; and 3) proposing the solutions to these challenges and obstacles. It is found that stabilized process requirement and constant flow; subsurface uncertainties; production decline; selection process; specification and standard variations; contractual delivery; human factor; after sales support and services; and expenditure are listed as amongst the challenges and obstacles in executing turbomachinery project for oil and gas. The findings of this paper would technically contribute to the project management elements of turbomachinery project execution and assist the management team particularly on the client/consultant side in efficiently and effectively manage the turbomachinery project execution via the prediction of challenges and obstacles.
—Challenges and obstacles, high CO2 gas field, oil and gas industry, turbomachinery.
Harris Abd. Rahman Sabri, Abd. Rahman Abdul Rahim, and Syuhaida Ismail are with the UTM RAZAK, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wong Kuan Yew is with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Harris Abd. Rahman Sabri, Abd. Rahman Abdul Rahim, Wong Kuan Yew, and Syuhaida Ismail, " Turbomachinery Project Execution for High CO2 Gas Field: Challenges and Obstacles," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 52-56, 2016.