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Tank explosions on large oil tankers and FPSOs

Tank explosions on large oil tankers and FPSOs

How do we estimate the likelihood of an event that has never happened? John Spouge gives an example: a new estimate of the frequency of oil storage tank explosions on FPSOs. ...

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Managing safety in a changing time

Managing safety in a changing time

*   Our colleagues from DNV GL in Norway will organize on Tuesday 11th of January 2017 a breakfast seminar around the “safety management” topic. As discussed in different articles, like the last one, the causes of major accidents ar ...

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Is safety under control on the Norwegian Continental Shelf?

Is safety under control on the Norwegian Continental Shelf?

Our deemed experts Andreas Falck and Børre Paaske take a stand and explain how DNV GL could support safety management on the Norwegian continental shelf that has recently showed some weaknesses. Indeed, the Norwegian Oil & Gas industry is n ...

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Why quantify risks? Good and bad reasons for quantifying risks

Why quantify risks? Good and bad reasons for quantifying risks

John Spouge considers the motivation for quantifying risks, distinguishing 13 possible reasons - some better than others. ...

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Why major accidents are not due to random failures

Why major accidents are not due to random failures

Jamie Elliott discusses how understanding systemic risks can help us achieve the next level of major hazard safety. On 1 July 2002 two planes collided in mid-air over the German town of Überlingen.  Whilst the technology may be different, this a ...

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Can a company really measure its own safety culture?

Natasha Perry, DNV GL's safety culture specialist, considers whether a company can really measure its own safety culture. ...

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Harmonised risk criteria: Why and How?

John Spouge explains the motivation for a recent project on harmonised transport risk criteria, and finds parallels to the Brexit debate. ...

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Excavating near pipelines

Richard Roels explains some unusual findings from a human factors study of pipeline protection. ...

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Functional Safety - Progress and pitfalls

Functional Safety - Progress and pitfalls

The implementation of effective functional safety is invaluable in ensuring that safety critical control and protective systems are appropriately specified, designed, installed and maintained. Through the IEC functional safety standards the co ...

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Improving emergency response to gas leaks

Improving emergency response to gas leaks

Traditional methodologies for consequence analysis require significant computer capabilities and time; factors that have traditionally made emergency response teams unable to use gas dispersion modelling during real incidents. DNV GL, Gassco, and Sta ...

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