Role Of Project Management : Oil And Gas

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CHAPTER ONE 1.0 BACKGROUND OF STUDY The role and impact of project management in oil and gas can never be overemphasized. Over the years, the oil and gas industry has become one of the prominent industries in the world, mainly because it provides the world with 60 percent of daily energy needs. The production process of oil and gas has also changed over the years due to project management, and it is imperative that this change in project management practices will bring about a safer working environment in the production of oil and gas. The consumption and use of oil and gas has a lengthy and intriguing history, going back thousands of years, as early as the 6th Century BC when the army of Kir II, first Shah of Achaemenid Empire, which is currently known as Iran, used Absheron oil in their weapons of fire to raid castles and cities (Geohelp, n.d). The Romans also used burning vessels and barrels of oil as weapons of war during their time. Ancient societies used crude oil as a element for binding materials and as a sealant for waterproofing several exteriors. The Summerians used tar to inset mosaics in walls and floors, while the Mesopotamians used bitumen to line water canals, seal joints in wooden boats and to build roads. By 1500 B.C., methods and systems for lighting were made up of a censer or fire pan full of oil made of certain volatility so that it would burn slowly and not cause irrepressible explosions and fires. Over the years, the wick oil lamp replaced the fire pan using flammable oil similar to kerosene lanterns of today (The Library of Congress, 2011). The Romans also used this method as a means of lighting. As at 500 B.C., primordial Chinese history explains wells over 100 feet deep containing water and natural ... ... middle of paper ... ...ange and development over time. This study will help to study the change and development project management best practices had brought into the oil and gas sector over the years. 1.5 LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH The drawback of this research is the research topic itself, given that it is too broad and wide and it does not focus on how project management best practices have been useful in the oil and gas sectors of a particular country or region rather on the importance and role it has in the world at large. The other limitation of this search is from the research strategy. Although the chosen is the appropriate one given the approach but the disadvantage of the research strategy is that “data collected are unlikely to be as detailed as those collected by other research strategies” (Saunders and Lewis, 2012:116). CHAPTER TWO 2.0 INTRODUCTION
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