|Safety of Production and Storage
with emphasis on Operational Safety
Jan Erik Vinnem, as Professor of NTNU in Trondheim, Faculty
of Marine Technology, conducted an R & D Joint Industry Project on
Operational Safety of FPSOs.
This project was carried out in the period 1996 - 2003, with financial support
from StatoilHydro, ExxonMobile and NFR.
"Operational hazards" are taken to imply hazards
that are mainly controlled by operational actions, i.e. by preparation
of procedures and instructions for operators, supervisors, maintenance
personnel and others to use in their execution of normal work tasks, and
during response to abnormal events and conditions.
The main elements that are considered are individuals,
procedures, organisation and environment, or classified alternatively;
equipment, people and management systems, all within the framework of culture
An overview over potential FPSO operational hazards is presented, and a
coarse subjective hazard evaluation is presented, resulting in classification
of accident frequency, consequence and total risk, including consequences
to personnel, environment and assets.
The main emphasis in the project was on the collision risk between shuttle
tanker and the FPSO.
|For more information, please contact:
Jan Erik Vinnem
Hulda Garborgs v. 9, P. O. Box 519, 4349 Bryne, Norway
Tel (+47) 51 48 78 80, Fax: (+47) 51 48 78 81