Title: Safety of offshore oil and gas operations: Lessons from past accident analysis: Ensuring EU hydrocarbon supply through better control of major hazards
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC77767
ISBN: 978-92-79-27954-6 (print)
978-92-79-28004-7 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 25646 EN
OPOCE LD-NA-25646-EN-C (print); LD-NA-25646-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC77767
DOI: 10.2790/71887
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The disaster following the explosion on drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, dramatically demonstrated that offshore extraction and exploitation of hydrocarbons is not without risks. Accidents can occur, often with devastating consequences to human lives, expensive extraction equipment, the sea and coastal environment and ecosystem, coastal economies and interruption – or delay – of energy supply. In order for offshore oil and gas operations to become safer, lessons from the analysis of past accidents need to be identified and shared. This report investigates sources of information on offshore accidents, identifies lessons to be learned from “landmark” accidents and how they fit the risk management chain, and performs statistical analysis based on the content of a commercial accident database.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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