ADVERTISEMENT

Abnormal-Situation Management in Offshore Operations

Topics: Offshore

The Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium performed a root-cause analysis on 32 incident reports gathered from public documents and member companies. The analysis identified common failure categories and manifestations in these incidents. Consequently, the consortium completed three case studies on potential deployment solutions: one supporting better shift-handover communication, a second supporting better alarm-flood situations, and a third supporting better situation awareness by use of overview displays using qualitative gauges.

Introduction

The ASM Consortium has been working for almost 20 years with an emphasis on human-factor engineering to address process-safety and operational challenges for downstream hydrocarbon-processing and petrochemicals companies. These consortium members have jointly invested in research and development to create knowledge, tools, and products designed to prevent, detect, and mitigate abnormal situations that affect process safety in the control/operations environment. The consortium has placed a continual emphasis on the humans that use automation and technology to operate the production processes, focusing extensively on human factors, human reliability, and process safety. Recently, the consortium has expanded its focus to upstream enterprises, with many of the operating company members having extensive oil and gas businesses.

This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 166584, “Abnormal-Situation Management and Its Relevance to Process Safety for Offshore Operations,” by Dal Vernon Reising and Peter Bullemer, Human Centered Solutions, and Bruce Colgate (retired), prepared for the 2013 SPE Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Aberdeen, 3–6 September. The paper has not been peer reviewed.
...
This article is reserved for SPE members and JPT subscribers.
If you would like to continue reading,
please Sign In, JOIN SPE or Subscribe to JPT

Abnormal-Situation Management in Offshore Operations

01 December 2013

Volume: 65 | Issue: 12

ADVERTISEMENT


STAY CONNECTED

Don't miss out on the latest technology delivered to your email weekly.  Sign up for the JPT newsletter.  If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT