If you are in the FPSO FSO Oil Rig industry then this is the report that you should be reading

In summary

This report presents a summary of some of the observations and recommendations made so far in the research project ‘Operational Safety of FPSOs’, financed by Esso Norge AS/Exxon Mobil Research Company, Health and Safety Executive and Statoil, and with Navion ASA as a Technology Sponsor. The project is carried out jointly by NTNU and SINTEF, with the Marine Technology Faculty of NTNU as project responsible. The scope of the research project is to develop methodologies for risk assessment of FPSO vessels with particular emphasis on analysis of operational aspects. This summary report takes a broader view, and considers the use of risk assessment of such installations from an overall perspective. A brief overview is also included of the main characteristics of the FPSO from the point of view of safety prevention and protection against major hazards. Following this brief discussion are some of the main features of the research work carried out in the Joint Industry Project referred to above. The permission by the companies to publish this summary report is gratefully acknowledged.

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

Background

Scope of Report

Abbreviations

OVERALL OBJECTIVES AND APPROACH

Overall Programme

Objectives – MP3 – Riser failure due to Rapid wind change

Approach

Analysis Envelope

Limitations

SAFETY ASPECTS OF FPSOS IN NORTH EUROPEAN WATERS

Main Technical Safety Features

Safety Records of FPSOs

Hazard Ranking

Are Operational Failures Important?

Current Approach to Human and Organisational Aspects of FPSO Safety

ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL FAILURE SCENARIOS

Purpose of Case Studies

Collection of Data, Documentation and Experience

Task Analysis

Human Error Analysis

Fault Tree Analysis

Event Tree Analysis

Risk Influencing Factor Analysis

Quantification of Human Reliability

Experience with Analysis of Operational Safety

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS IN RELATION TO TURNING OF VESSEL AND TURRET

Turret Turning Concepts

Prevention of Major Accident Hazards

Implications for Internal Turret Designs in General

Potential Risk Reducing Measures

Prevention of Occupational Accidents

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Conclusions

Recommendations

Ongoing and Future Activities

REFERENCES..

http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otopdf/2000/oto00086.pdf