Analysis of the performance requirements

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CASE STUDY - DEEPWATER HORIZON  

Case Study Assessment Information -

Part A: FAILURE ANALYSIS

Scenario for the "Failure Analysis" part of this assignment is in the form of a client brief in reviewing  failures/literature  documented in the past, critiquing investigative work done,  and systematically investigating  the failure  to  provide detailed  insights into the case of  Deepwater Horizon  BOP materials  failure  relating to the drilling pipe, include specifically in your report:

1. Outline a brief background on the failure, operations, and its operating environment;

2. Delineate the problem and provide an analysis of the failure modes and potential causes of failure based on an extensive review of literature;

3. Review and critique one of the "failure reports" as prepared by the experts; comment specifically on whether the methodology is suitable and adequate based on your extensive review of literature; 

4. Comment on whether additional information or additional investigation is required (eg sample testing or validation required); and 

5. Recommend suitable solutions or rectification to the problem (based on certain assumptions).

Part B: MATERIALS SELECTION

An oil and gas service and product provider, noting your failure analysis work has decided to engage you to re-evaluate and re-consider the materials specification for its BOP's annulus seal. In the light of recent publicised failures, the company has engaged your firm to identify an alternate material for its annulus seal.

Scenario for the "Materials Selection" part of this assignment is in the form of a client brief:

1. Provide an outline and analysis of the performance requirements;

2. Evaluate and select an appropriate materials selection method;

3. Systematically justify your selection of materials for the equipment;

4. Comment on whether additional information or additional investigation is required; 

5. Recommend suitable materials for the "shut-off valve" (based on certain assumptions).

Part C: ORAL INTERVIEW

Following the submission of this report, there will be a scheduled 15mins "face-to-face" oral interview with individual students to validate and confirm the learning outcomes.

Zoom video-conferencing will be used for external students to facilitate the interview. Failure to participate in the interview could result in 0% being applied to Part A and Part B of the report submitted.

The interview will be seeking to validate the student's learning via their responses in the following:

1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge in relevant materials topics and the case study;

2. Explain the approaches and relevant findings in failure analysis and materials selection.

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Reference no: EM131436548

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len1436548

3/22/2017 5:42:19 AM

Knowledge demonstrated was clear, correct, comprehensive and extremely well articulated and supported; Further evidence included. Delineation was clear, comprehensive and extremely well articulated, supported and/or justified. The analysis (and critique) was clear, comprehensive and extremely well articulated, supported and/or justified. Proposed strategies were clear, comprehensive and extremely well articulated, supported and/or justified. Excellent demonstration of in-text citations and referencing and/or professional presentation and language.

len1436548

3/22/2017 5:41:02 AM

Demonstrate a sound knowledge base in the relevant topic; Demonstrate the ability to delineate the problem in the case study; Demonstrate the ability to analyse (and critique) the potential failure modes, and propose the likely cause of failure and a strong justification/argument to back the assertion; Demonstrate the ability to propose rectification or prevention strategies; Demonstrate the ability to professionally present your report (including in-text citation and referencing). Demonstrate a sound knowledge base in material selection methodology; Demonstrate the ability to delineate the engineering requirements of the materials; Demonstrate the ability to systematically apply material selection methods; Demonstrate the ability to propose the best material(s), and a strong justification/argument to back the recommendation(s); Demonstrate the ability to professionally present your report (including in-text citation and referencing).

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