Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Engineering Economics Analysis

Course Number

ETM 535


This paper attempts to evaluate different scenarios taken from a real world job. The scenarios deal with the different product selections and supply chain strategies for a drilling job. The paper emphasize on the financial impacts of each path. In this paper, only the financial criteria were considered and how they play a major role in the drilling activities. The different scenarios include four distinctive paths of selecting two different types of chemicals (solid and liquid) used for the water based mud, and the two different supply chain strategies that were investigated cover the short term supplies and the long term supply with storing requirements. The outcome of this investigation turned out to favor the solid type with long term supplies as it has the highest value of the future worth profit.


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