Accession Number : ADA185759

Title :   Decision Through Optimism: The North Peruvian Pipeline.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Zaldivar, Arturo G

PDF Url : ADA185759

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : In the early 1970's the Peruvians struck oil in their Amazon region. The state oil company, PETROPERU, and the Occidental Petroleum Company (Oxy) sought to exploit their finds in this remote area. While PETROPERU's and Oxy's areas displayed immediate promise, they both required a pipeline to transport the crude from the fields to port. Before Oxy's fields had developed to the point of needing a pipeline, PETROPERU decided to build the pipeline on their own. The most significant factors for PETROPERU's decision were: economic pressures: a suitable advanced technology that would effectively reduce selva exploration and exploitation costs: and a new contract philosophy that embodied the revolutionary government's approach to dealing with multinational corporations. Another factor, optimism, is more intangible, but influenced the decision strongly. This paper discusses the need for, construction of, and results of building the Northern Peru Oil Pipeline.

Descriptors :   *PIPELINES, *PIPING SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, PRESSURE, NORTH(DIRECTION), OILS, PERU, TRANSPORT, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, PHILOSOPHY, OPTIMIZATION, REMOTE AREAS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, THESES

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE