This is the first textbook to address quantified risk assessment (QRA) as specifically applied to offshore installations and operations. As the first part of the two-volume updated and expanded fourth edition, it adds a new focus on the EU Offshore Safety Directive, and discusses the new perspective on risk from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority, followed by new and updated international standards. New safety statistics for the Norwegian sectors are presented, as well as new case studies on international offshore accidents, such as the explosion on FPSO Sao Mateus in 2015, which involved 9 fatalities.
Separate chapters analyse the main hazards for offshore structures: fire, explosion, collision, and falling objects, as well as structural and marine hazards. Risk mitigation and control are discussed, as well as how the results of quantitative risk assessment studies should be presented. The fourth edition presents updated hydrocarbon release statistics, together with new methods for modelling the risk from ignited hydrocarbon releases. There have been recent advances in the modelling of collision risk from passing and attending vessels, based on extensive research; these advances are described in detail, in addition to new developments in the safety of Dynamic Positioning vessels. In closing, the book provides updated statistics and lessons learned from accidents involving offshore helicopter transportation of personnel.
The book offers a comprehensive reference guide for academics and students of marine/offshore risk assessment and management. It will also be of interest to professionals in the industry, as well as contractors, suppliers, consultants and regulatory authorities.
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Jan Erik Vinnem is a Professor of marine operational risk at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. He is also a specialist advisor and CEO of Preventor AS, a consultancy in risk management to the Norwegian offshore industry. His professional career includes experience in the petroleum industry (Statoil and Total), and work as a private consultant (as the founder of Safetec Nordic AS and Preventor AS), in addition to his time in research and education. His research interests include decision support tools, risk management, risk tolerance, risk analysis methods, and risk assessments reflecting human and organisational factors.Dr. Willy Røed has more than twenty years experience as a consultant within risk assessment and risk management from many different application areas, including oil & gas, transport and public sector. He is presently Senior Risk Management analyst in the consultancy company Proactima. He has a master degree and PhD in risk management from University of Stavanger, Norway, and is currently also adjunct Professor at this university. Røed is Chair of the SRA Applied Risk Management Specialty Group.
Part I.- 1.Introduction.- 2.Risk Picture: Definitions and Characteristics.- 3.Risk Assessment process and Main Elements.- 4.Lessons from Major Accidents.- 5.Lessons from Macondo Accident.- Part II.- 6.The Occurrence of Hydrocarbon Leaks: Process Systems.- 7.Fire Risk Modelling.- 8.Explosion Risk Modelling.- 9.Collision Risk Modelling.- 10.Marine Systems Risk Modelling.- 11.Risk due to Miscellaneous Hazards.- 12.Fatality Risk Assessment.- 13.Helicopter Transportation Fatality Risk Assessment.
"The book is useful for academics and students, as well as for professionals in the sector and regulatory authorities." (Emilia Di Lorenzo, zbMATH 1427.91003, 2020)
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