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How to recognise a kick: a cognitive task analysis of drillers' situation awareness during well operations.

Roberts, R.; Flin, R.; Cleland, J.

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R. Roberts

R. Flin

J. Cleland



Abstract

The ability to monitor and detect anomalous changes in an oil well is a fundamental aspect of an offshore driller's job, so as to maintain well control, the safety of the surrounding rig and minimize risk. Drillers are required to have a high level of situation awareness in order to recognise and interpret indicators that suggest that hazardous hydrocarbons may have entered the well bore (referred to as kick detection), allowing them to take the best actions to deal with the situation. The aim was to use cognitive task analysis methods to identify the expert SA skills required for the complex task of kick detection.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Journal Journal of loss prevention in the process industries
Print ISSN 0950-4230
Electronic ISSN 1873-3352
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Pages 503-513
Institution Citation ROBERTS, R., FLIN, R. and CLELAND, J. 2016. How to recognise a kick: a cognitive task analysis of drillers' situation awareness during well operations. Journal of loss prevention in the process industries [online], 43, pages 503-513. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2016.07.003
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2016.07.003
Keywords Kick detection; Situation awareness; Cognitive task analysis; Drilling; Safety

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