LEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT-1: Lean energy management required for economic ultradeepwater development

Conversion to lean energy management will be required to insure economic development in ultradeepwater regions.Software-controlled lean systems integration will drive innovation toward breakthrough cost and cycle-time savings. This move will utilize commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software widely used in the communications, chemical processing, aerospace, automotive, and other high-tech manufacturing industries but not yet used for lean management in the upstream energy industry.Second and third parts of this series will appear here in weeks to come.The grand challengeThe ultradeepwater is sorely in need of new lean energy management because costs and cycle times are too large to make dev...

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