The Journey Continues: Sixty Years of Sharing Incident Information in the Geophysical Industry
- Ian M. Threadgold (Threadgold Safety Management)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment, 17-19 March, Long Beach, California, USA
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- Document Type
- Conference Paper
- 2014. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 6.1.5 Human Resources, Competence and Training, 6.1.4 HSSE standards, regulations and codes, 7.5.2 Personnel Competence, 4.1.5 Processing Equipment, 4.1.2 Separation and Treating, 6.1.2 HSSE Reporting, 7.5.3 Professional Registration/Cetification, 6.1.2 HSSE Reorting
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Description of the material:
The paper looks at how the sharing of incident information began in the geophysical industry over 60 years ago and has continued to this present day. This sharing of incident information, for such a period of time, has been unique to the geophysical sector of the oil and gas industry. Over this period of time the industry bodies having stewardship for safety standards and guidance have changed from professional societies to trade associations, and committees have been formed and disbanded, but the idea of sharing accident information, to try and prevent them re-occurring, has remained.
The paper looks at the effect this sharing has had on the safety performance of the geophysical industry. Mention is also made of how this sharing in the present day has led to the creation of a fatality and high potential incident database, unique to the geophysical industry.
Results, Observations and Conclusions:
The geophysical industry has travelled a journey from having accident rates five times that of the oil and gas industry as a whole, to being level with the where the industry metrics are today. A culture of sharing, developed over 60 years, has in large part contributed to this improvement. It is hoped that this story may help encourage others in the oil and gas industry to improve the sharing of incident information.
Significance of Subject Matter:
Examples of success in one sector of the oil and gas industry can add value when applied to other sectors. The industry as a whole needs to do a better job of sharing incident information.
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