Generalising via the Case Studies and Adapting the Oil and Gas Industry's Project Execution Concepts to the Construction Industry

Øystein Mejlænder-Larsen
2015 Procedia Economics and Finance  
The aim of this paper is to explore whether it is possible to generalise findings on project execution in the oil and gas industry related to the use of project execution models and a 3D design environment, based on case study research. Besides, sufficient similarities between the two industries were assessed and the applicability of the findings from the cases in the oil and gas industry was assessed. The selected cases (the ongoing projects) have several principal similarities, but the
more » ... of use differ. The project execution model (PEM) of the oil and gas industry is based on codified knowledge from project execution, which makes it easier to transfer such models to other industries. The use of 3D design environments or building information modeling (BIM) in the construction industry is similar to the use of PEMs in the oil and gas industry but BIM differs on model complexity and object information. The findings indicate that it may be possible to develop generalizable project execution concepts in the oil and gas industry by using the conceptual generalisation theory. Indeed, it is herein proposed that the high-similarity between the variables related to PEM and BIM enables the transfer and adaptability of PEM-based concepts to the construction industry.
doi:10.1016/s2212-5671(15)00177-x fatcat:xzrpf3lm7jdlpbv34fa2hiv2ky