Technical Report Focuses on Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data
SPE released a new technical report last month, “Assessing the Processes, Tools, and Value of Sharing and Learning from Offshore E&P Safety-Related Data” (SPE-182847-TR).
The report was written by a steering committee of subject matter experts (SMEs) with industry input from an SPE summit held April 2016 in Houston as well as members from SPE online communities. The report is based on discussions and conclusions from the summit and is intended to provide guidance on an industry-wide safety management data sharing program. The overall objective of the effort is to: a) eliminate or reduce risk of harm through industry sharing of data; b) to generate information that builds knowledge, understanding, and ownership; and c) to disseminate recommended corrective actions to prevent a reoccurrence. It was approved by the SPE Board of Directors in September 2016.
New Frontiers Identified in Human-Factors Research
A research fellow at the Ocean Energy Safety Institute argued that incident prevention methods will be ineffective unless industry generates facility, equipment, and system designs that consider potential human-factors issues.
Petrobras and Wood Group CEOs To Speak at Opening Plenary at SPE Offshore Europe 2017
Pedro Parente, CEO of Petrobras, and Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood Group, are to speak at the opening plenary session at SPE Offshore Europe 2017, which is being held in Aberdeen from 5–8 September.
Passive-Fire-Protection Optimization in Offshore Topside Structures
Applying sufficient passive fire protection (PFP) on topside structural-steel members is critical. Simplified and conservative approaches are available to estimate the extent and amount of PFP necessary.
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