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Are your decisions based on the actual and current operating conditions of your asset?

Are your decisions based on the actual and current operating conditions of your asset?

If you’re a health, safety and environment (HSE) manager in oil and gas, one of your biggest challenges is that degradation and weakening of safety barriers can go undetected. Here’s a look at how the latest technologies are making a difference, ...

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Assessing pipelines in the digital age

Assessing pipelines in the digital age

With the vast amounts of both data processing power and storage opportunities, are there new possibilities to rethink how we assess the integrity of offshore pipelines? Currently everyone is trying to digitalize something, and we often see tha ...

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Rail passenger behaviour invites 'trap and drag' incidents

Rail passenger behaviour invites 'trap and drag' incidents

Richards Roels, one of DNV GL’s human factors specialists, looks at new research relating to 'trap and drag' incidents. The research shows that the vast majority of rail passengers ignore alarms and closing doors and still try to board. ...

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Spare Parts Optimisation - A Maintenance Modelling Approach Using MAROS

Spare Parts Optimisation - A Maintenance Modelling Approach Using MAROS

The availability of spare parts has a crucial role on the continuing operation of an asset. Lai Tran and Guy Cozon explain how spare part optimisation using RAM analysis and maintenance modelling can help achieve the required production availability.
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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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