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Safety Culture in Offshore Operations

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Project Description

The safety of the workforce on offshore oil and gas installations is of paramount importance, particularly given the operational hazards and remote location of the worksites. While there have been notable improvements in offshore risk management, major accidents still occur, as shown by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, in which 11 workers were killed and 17 were injured.

This project examines fundamental aspects of safety management which could benefit from scientific investigation, how culture influences particular behaviours and aims to identify other crew factors and issues affecting safety culture. The recent research road map for ocean energy safety (OESI, 2019) confirms that a better understanding of human factors is one of the central pillars for reducing offshore risks.

Project lead by University of Houston

Status Project Live
Funder(s) The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
Value £35,363.00
Project Dates Jan 1, 2020 - May 31, 2022

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