Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2018-2019. Endringer kan komme.

The course deals with operation and maintenance management of equipment, machinery, production systems. Basic theory, maintenance strategies, relevant standards, as well as tools, methods and maintenance strategies are discussed. The focus is especially directed towards the petroleum industry, but can be generalized towards land based industry.

Learning outcome

After attending the course the student should have a basic understanding of central aspects of management of operations and maintenance during the planning, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, and operation of advanced, complex and integrated machines, equipment, products, systems as well as production/ manufacturing facilities. The students should demonstrate understanding and application of common methods, tools and analysis. The context will be on onshore/offshore technology (as for example oil and gas platforms or offshore wind farms).


The course will describe central factors and methods used to optimize activities in various life cycle phases ( and development, installation and commissioning, operations and maintenance, removal and recycling), with respect to costs, profits, and acceptable risk level for health, safety and environment (HSE), as well as investments. A project report shall be prepared with a theme in Operations and maintenance management.

The course will be taught in three modules with the following content: Module 1: Introduction to operations and maintenance; -Maintenance as a business process and added value process; -Trends in maintenance management; -Definitions and terminology; -Types of maintenance, choice of maintenance strategy and methods -NORSOK standards, legislative requirements and governmental regulations; -Establishment of goals, requirements, and risk acceptance criteria with respect to Health, safety and environment; Module 2: Principal concepts, tools and techniques; -Engineering analysis, equipment technical and functional hierarchy, Failure mode effects and criticality analysis (FMECA), Fault tree analysis (FTA), Event tree analysis (ETA), etc.; -Design out/ design for maintenance considering reliability, availability, maintainability, operations and maintenance support; -Life cycle cost analysis; -Spare parts inventory and logistics; -Data and information management; Module 3: Maintenance management and development of maintenance programs; -Reliability centered maintenance (RCM); -Risk based maintenance (RBM) and Risk based inspections (RBI); -Maintenance objectives and strategies; -Maintenance management and work processes;

Required prerequisite knowledge



Project work and oral presentation
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project work1/1 A - F
Oral presentation0/1 Pass - Fail
Prjoect report counts for 100 % of the grade. Both the project report and the presentation (pass/fail) must be passed to pass the course.

Subject teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Idriss El-Thalji
Course teacher
Idriss El-Thalji
Head of Department
Tor Henning Hemmingsen

Method of work

Lectures, project assignment. Guest lectures. Lecture language is English.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Operations and maintenance management (MOM460_1) 5

Open to

Master studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

Standard forms and/or discussions.


Compendium in Operations and Maintenance Management, selected books and papers

Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2018-2019. Endringer kan komme.

Sist oppdatert: 16.07.2018