Nowadays there is a greater demand in the Oil & Gas Industry for production efficiency and sustainability while it is necessary to ensure the process safety and quality. As a guideline, this paper will start describing the existent hazards in a typical offshore unit, focusing mainly the personnel safety. Then it will detail the differences among the studies which can be performed in order to identify and assess such hazards and consequently to perform a complete Risk Assessment, which is the key step for a successful Risk Management. Additionally, it will be demonstrated the reasons why a Risk Management is necessary to ensure safety in an Oil & Gas installation in the most optimized manner.
Keywords:operational safety, liquefied natural gas, liquified natural gas, contingency planning, gas monetization, accident event, subsea system, risk and uncertainty assessment, upstream oil & gas, offshore oil
Subjects:Offshore Facilities and Subsea Systems, Natural Gas Conversion and Storage, HSSE & Social Responsibility Management, Safety, Risk Management and Decision-Making, Liquified natural gas (LNG), Contingency planning and emergency response, Operational safety, Risk, uncertainty, and risk assessment
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2015. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers