Offshore Risk Assessment: Principles, Modelling and by Jan-Erik Vinnem

By Jan-Erik Vinnem

Offshore possibility review was the 1st e-book to accommodate quantified hazard overview (QRA) as utilized in particular to offshore installations and operations. chance overview innovations were used for greater than 3 a long time within the offshore oil and gasoline undefined, and their use is determined to extend more and more because the strikes into new components and faces new demanding situations in older regions.

This up to date and extended moment variation has been knowledgeable via a massive R&D programme on offshore possibility evaluation in Norway (2002–2006), and displays the fad of improved use of floating construction installations. It begins with an intensive dialogue of threat metrics and hazard research technique with next chapters dedicated to analytical methods to escalation, break out, evacuation and rescue research of defense and emergency systems.

Separate chapters examine the most risks of offshore constructions: hearth, explosion, collision and falling items. danger mitigation and keep watch over are mentioned, in addition to a demonstration of the way the consequences from quantitative possibility review reports could be offered. the second one variation has a far better specialize in using threat overview thoughts within the operation of offshore installations. additionally decommissioning of installations is covered.

Not in basic terms does Offshore threat Assessment describe the state-of-the-art of QRA, it additionally identifies weaknesses and components that want extra development.

A complete reference for lecturers and scholars of marine/offshore probability review and administration, the publication must also be owned by way of pros within the undefined, contractors, providers, experts and regulatory authorities.

Dr Jan Erik Vinnem is Professor of chance research and administration on the college of Stavanger. he's a consultant consultant and CEO of Preventor AS, a small consultancy to the Norwegian offshore undefined. His specialist occupation contains a number of years within the petroleum (Statoil, Total), over two decades in consultancy and a few years, now increasing, in study and education.

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These activities however often have relatively short duration. 5 Adding of FAR Values It should be noted that FAR values may only be added if they apply to the same time period. 4. 22) i total FAR value over a working day FAR value for period i duration of period i. 5. 9. 5. 6 Example: Comparison of Field Development Schemes There is a fixed installation which has been producing for some few years on a field, producing mainly oil and some associated gas. A second part of the field has been found, also with oil and associated gas, and two options exist for development of this part of the field: x x Subsea wells tied back to the existing fixed installation.

2 HES Management Regulations There are several sections in the HES Management regulations that are important, with respect to analysis of risk, analysis of barriers, and risk acceptance criteria. Two sections in the Management regulations are particularly important with respect to analysis of major accident risk and quantitative risk analysis, these two sections are given in full below: Section 14 Analysis of major accident risk Quantitative risk analyses and other necessary analyses shall be carried out to identify contributors to major accident risk, including showing a) the risk connected with planned drilling and well activities, and show which effect these activities have on the total risk on the facility, b) the effect of modifications and the carrying out of modifications on the total risk, c) the risk connected with transportation of personnel between the continental shelf and shore and between facilities.

2. 2 Individual Risk There are principally two options with respect to the expression individual risk, namely: & & FAR (Fatal Accident Rate), or AIR (Average Individual Risk). AIR is also known by other acronyms, such as IR (Individual Risk) or IRPA (Individual Risk Per Annum). The following sections will use AIR. The FAR value is the number of fatalities in a group per 100 million exposed hours, whereas the AIR value is the average number of fatalities per exposed individual. 5) where: POBav = average annual number of manning level H= annual number of offshore hours per individual (on-duty and offduty hours).

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