RAMONA – regularity

The RAMONA project focuses on regularity and deliverability of the Norwegian gas transport system.

This collaboration embraces researchers at the University of Bergen, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the SINTEF research foundation, Statoil, Gassco and CognIT.

The aim is to develop methods for optimising regularity and deliverability in Norway’s natural gas production and transport system. 

Efforts will be made through the project to fill the gap between existing methods and future requirements created by the liberalisation and integration of the European energy market.

Particular emphasis is being given to improving predictions of the regularity of the production and transport system, by taking into account pipeline flow and pressure, aging, maintenance and other operational conditions.

One objective is to contribute to optimal planning and operation of the system in relation to capacity utilisation, maintenance and future infrastructure investment.

A total of six research fellowships are planned, of which two will be at the UiS/Iris.

The project has been allocated NOK 20 million by the Research Council of Norway and NOK 10 million from Statoil and Gassco over a five-year period.

Selected publications

Abrahamsen, E. and Aven, T. (2011). Safety oriented bubble diagrams in project risk management. IJPE 7 (1), 91-96.

Abrahamsen, E.B., Aven, T. and Iversen, R.S. (2010). Safety management and uncertainty management in petroleum operations. An integrated framework. Journal of risk and reliability, 224 (2), 97-103.

Aven, T. (2011). On some recent definitions and analysis frameworks for risk, vulnerability and resilience. Risk Analysis.

Aven, T. (2010). An integrated framework for decision support on risk and uncertainty. Risk Management, an international journal (2010) 12, 285 – 300. 

Aven, T. (2010). On how to define, understand and describe risk. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 95, 623–631.

Aven, T. (2010). On the need for restricting the probabilistic analysis in risk assessments to variability. Risk Analysis, 30(3):354–360. With discussions 381-384.

El Ghami, M., Roos, C. and Steihaug, T (2010). A generic primal-dual interior-point method for semidefinite optimization based on a new class of kernel functions. Optimization Methods and Software, 25(3), pp. 387-403.

El Ghami, M. and Steihaug, T. (2010). Kernel-function Based Primal-Dual Algorithms for P*(κ) Linear Complementarity Problems. RAIRO. Recherche operationnelle 44(3), pp. 185-205.

Flage, R. & Aven, T. (2011) Optimal periodic condition inspection and replacement policy for a binary monotone system using a counting process approach. Journal of Risk and Reliability, to appear. Special issue on ESREL 2009.

Gundersen, G. and Steihaug, T. (2010). On large scale unconstrained optimization problems and higher order methods, Optimization Methods and Software, 25(3), pp. 337-358.

Osmundsen, P., Aven, T. and Tomasgard, A. (2010). Incentives for regularity of petroleum supply. Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 95, 143–148.

Selvik, J.T. and Aven, T. (2011). A framework for Reliability and Risk Centered Maintenance. Reliability Engineering and system Safety.

Vatn, J. and Aven, T. (2010). An approach to maintenance optimisation where safety issues are important. Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 95, 58–63.