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Using of Digital Applications to Transform Project Management Processes and Manage Data in the Oil and Gas Industry

2023, Volume 13, Issue 2


Timur Omarov
Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan

Gulnura Taikulakova
Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan


The oil and gas sector is going through a digital transformation to maximize profits, deploying technologies such as Industry 4.0, cloud computing, IIoT, and systems integration. This study focuses on the use of digital applications specifically designed to enhance project management processes and data management, with a particular focus on work turnarounds in oil and gas company located in Kazakhstan. These innovative digital applications offer a way to facilitate efficient planning and analysis, adhering to the Minimum Functional Objectives (MFO) culture. That’s how they play a pivotal role in optimizing expenditures, preventing mishaps, and improving overall operational efficiency. However, the successful implementation of these applications is often hindered by several challenges, including the lack of appropriate digital platforms, a shortage of personnel trained in digital technology use, and a limited understanding and implementation of the MFO culture. This paper proposes a comprehensive suite of digital applications, encompassing Salesforce, TA Notes, TA Pro, PWC & A, and Mistras. These applications are specifically designed to improve the planning and execution of work, thereby playing a vital role in the digital transformation of project management processes in the oil and gas industry. The paper also underscores the potential of these technologies to revolutionize project management, while also discussing the challenges to their implementation and providing actionable solutions to overcome these hurdles.

Pages: 26-40
How to cite this article:
Omarov, T., & Taikulakova, G. (2023). Using of Digital Applications to Transform Project Management Processes and Manage Data in the Oil and Gas Industry. European Project Management Journal, 13(2): 26-40. DOI: 10.56889/bhgn3378
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