Offshore Risk Assessment Vol. 2

Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies

  • Jan-Erik Vinnem
  • Willy Røed

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Risk Analysis, Presentation and Evaluation Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 3-59
    3. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 61-144
    4. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 145-164
    5. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 165-199
    6. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 201-223
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      Pages 225-252
    8. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 253-270
  3. Risk Assessment and Monitoring in Operations Phase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 273-310
    3. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 351-402
    4. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 403-417
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 419-484

About this book


This is the first textbook to address quantified risk assessment (QRA) as specifically applied to offshore installations and operations. As the second part of the two-volume updated and expanded fourth edition, it adds a new focus on the recent development of Normally Unattended Installations (NUIs), which are essentially autonomous installations that combine digitalization, big data, drones and machine learning, and can be supported by W2W (walk-to-work) vessels. These minimalistic installations with no helideck and very limited safety systems will require a new approach to risk assessment and emergency planning, especially during manned periods involving W2W vessels.

Separate chapters analyse the main hazards for offshore structures: fire, explosion, collision, and falling objects, as well as structural and marine hazards. The book explores possible simplifications of risk assessment for traditional manned installations. Risk mitigation and control are also discussed, as well as how the results of quantitative risk assessment studies should be presented. In closing, the book provides an updated approach to environmental risk assessment.

The book offers a comprehensive reference guide for academics and students of marine/offshore risk assessment and management. It will also be of interest to professionals in the industry, as well as contractors, suppliers, consultants and regulatory authorities. 


Barriers Hydrocarbon Leak Risk Offshore Risk Assessment QRA Studies Quantitative Risk Analysis Normally Unattended Installations

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan-Erik Vinnem
    • 1
  • Willy Røed
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of engineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-7447-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-7448-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-999X
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