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Risk criteria - how safe is safe enough?

Risk criteria - how safe is safe enough?

John Spouge introduces the subject of risk criteria. Why do they vary so much? How can an organisation decide which ones to use? ...

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How to fight cyber threats in the Oil and Gas industry?

How to fight cyber threats in the Oil and Gas industry?

DNV GL launched the new recommended practice “Cyber security in the oil and gas industry based on IEC 62443” at Offshore Europe 2017 Aberdeen. This document is the result of a nearly two-year-long joint industry project (JIP) together with p ...

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Transport risk assessment for road tanker operators

Transport risk assessment for road tanker operators

Road transport risk assessment can help tanker (or "tank truck") operators manage their reputational risks. John Spouge explains how. ...

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Major incident descriptions – a gap in offshore safety resources?

Major incident descriptions – a gap in offshore safety resources?

Since Piper Alpha, very few descriptions of major incidents such as hydrocarbon releases on offshore installations have been published. John Spouge thinks this is an important gap in safety management resources. ...

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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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