Modeling the Oil Industry Norms

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Bethlehem Univ. J. Vol. 19 (2000)
Year of Publication: 
Nabil M. Dmaidi
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, An-Najah National University, Nablus. Palestine
Al-Khatib, I
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Norm tables are used to estimate and plan projects . Different Norms are used by different operators . The standard Norm tables were used by the operators to derive their own estimating Norms by applying factors to them . These factors have been developed from the experience of each operator and are discipline specific . In this paper the Norm tables used for offshore and onshore estimating were investigated and analyzed to understand the way in which they were derived . The procedures used in updating and modifying the Norms in practice were also discussed . The Norms Were simplified and modeled using regression analysis and other statistical techniques and the accuracy of these models was examined to test their reliability and validity , and it was found that it is within ± 7.61 %