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I am currently conducting doctorate researching the FPSO conversion industry worldwide. I am looking for people, websites or organisations who could assist in providing me with avenues to collect data. What I have found that more than 60% of all conversions have been over budget and or late in completion. The question is Why! Large multi national organisations have time after time allowed this to occur and the question is Why? The realms of project management are no different to the project management used in the building industry, the IT industry, new development and infrastructure industries but generally these other industries do not continually come in with the results as in the marine conversion industry for FPSO's. I am know searching for people for their input to this research, if they wish to be part of it. My doctorate thesis is "e;The Critical Success Factors for the Economical Conversion of Oil Tankers to FPSOs."e; I have a list of questions which I would invite people to respond to, if they wish to be a part of the input into this topic. Things like "e;whole of life costs"e;, lessons learned, project management fundamentals, safety case management, interface management, change and variation management and simple cost accounting seem to just fly out the door on a repetitive nature. Names and other personal or company details etc are completely optional. I am definitely not after proprietry info, company data or people's details for publication, that is unless they wish to do so. Privacy, confidentiality and anonymity are paramount.