Managing technology in oil pipelines industry

Prasanta K. Dey*, Soumitra S. Gupta, William Ho

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Operating oil pipelines in an optimum capacity through out its life, effective construction management and failure free operations are considered as critical success factors in oil transportation business. Operating oil pipelines in derated capacity due to deteriorating pipeline health or lack of demand, non-ability of augmenting pipeline capacity despite of demand, non-achievement of time, cost, and quality of pipeline construction projects, and many failures of pipelines despite of huge expenditure in inspection and maintenance are the common phenomena in oil pipelines industry. These not only cause business loss, but also increase stakeholders' concerns for sustainable development. This study addresses the above issues using an analytical framework through stakeholders' involvement. Copyright © 2006 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-210
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Services Technology and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2006


  • analytical frameworks
  • group decision-making
  • pipeline operations
  • technology management issues


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