Ultradeepwater oil-gas development: Designing uncertainty into the enterprise

Lean energy management is a methodology for efficient "manufacture" of oil and gas using software to enforce process rigor and discipline in order to dramatically cut costs and improve cycle times. It is an outgrowth of IDEF (integrated definition) modeling in aerospace manufacture processes and tools pioneered by the US Air Force in the 1970s.IDEF is a methodology designed to model the end-to-end decisions, actions, and activities of an organization or system so that costs, performance, and cycle-times can be streamlined and optimized. IDEF methods have been adapted for wider use in automotive, aerospace, military, pharmaceuticals, and surprisingly, even in software development industrie...

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