|Publisher||Society of Petroleum Engineers||Language||English|
|Content Type||Conference Paper|
|Title||Contract Plan - Adapting the Safety Case to Land-Based Geophysical Operations|
|Authors||Chatenay, Allan R., Schlumberger Geco-Prakla|
SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, 7-10 June 1998, Caracas, Venezuela
|Copyright||Copyright 1998, Society of Petroleum Engineers Inc.|
On July 6, 1988, the Piper Alpha disaster in the North Sea resulted in the deaths of 165 workers. The Public inquiry into the Piper Alpha Disaster lead by the Hon Lord Cullen recommended that offshore operators in controlled waters be required by regulation to submit a Safety Case outlining the application of the company's Safety Management System (SMS) in respect of each of their installations.
Lord Cullen also recommended that "the principal regulations in regard to offshore safety should take the form of requiring that the stated objectives are met rather than prescribing that detailed measures are to be taken."
Initial attempts at implementing Safety Cases on land-based geophysical operations resulted in bulky, complex documents that were difficult for field-based managers to use. Simplifying and shrinking the size of the early Safety Cases and expanding their scope to include all aspects of the business has resulted in a greater level of acceptance and success at implementation of the Safety Case for land-based geophysical operations.
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