Accident precursor program under development to prevent major hazards
June 20, 2013
The March/April issue of IADC’s Drilling Contractor magazine features an article by Smarty Mathew John, ABS; Ole Magnus Nyheim and Jan Dahlsveen, ABS Group - Safetec Nordic AS. The article discusses the accident sequence precursor (ASP) program ABS and Safetec Nordic AS are trying to apply in the offshore industry. ASP programs have been applied successfully in the nuclear and aerospace industries and could be effective in managing major accident risk in offshore operations.
The ABS and Safetec Nordic AS engineering team has developed a risk model for a well kick, including all of the relevant precursors, along with a preliminary set of risk-influencing factors - such as competence, time pressure, the cement program, etc. - and how these factors influence the probability of the precursor event.
Review the full article for more information about applying ASP, its components, and to view the risk model.
The article is based on a presentation the authors delivered at 2013 IADC HSE and Training Conference & Exhibition in Houston earlier this year.
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