ONS 2012 will be held in last week of August, in Stavanger, Norway, which coincides with the announcement of the bi-yearly ONS innovation awards. This year, Lloyd’s Register and Scandpower are pleased to have two of our research and development (R&D) projects nominated for this prestigious award: our Blowout Preventer (BOP) risk model and ... Read more.
Author: Inge Alme
Earlier this summer I attended the combined PSAM and ESREL conference in Helsinki, probably the largest and most influential conference for risk and reliability practitioners this year. Key experts from industries like nuclear power, oil and gas, aviation, rail, and process industry, shared their thoughts and new ideas for improvements in the field of risk ... Read more.
As a risk analyst, I have carried out a large number of assessments over the last 15 years, and have often wondered to what extent my hard work is utilised. Are risk analyses undertaken to simply satisfy a regulatory requirement and thereby not used by the organisation to improve their safety, or is it actually ... Read more.
Every year the drilling operators experience large periods of downtime in their drilling activities due to time spent on unforeseen, but necessary BOP (Blow Out Preventer) inspections. This is very costly – we are talking about hundreds of millions US dollars every year for the industry in total. There is no doubt the BOPs are ... Read more.
As you will know from my previous blogs, tweets and video, the US government is moving to more functional regulations to govern operations in the Gulf of Mexico offshore industry, i.e. similar to a safety case approach. I’m at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston right now, manning the Lloyd’s Register booth (#5763) and ... Read more.