Risk Management

With Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry

  • Terje Aven
  • Jan Erik Vinnem

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

About this book


Risk management is a process to assist in the decision-making. The risk management process takes the potential hazards as a starting point, in order to identify suitable arrangements and measures for accident prevention and emergency response in case of an incident. Risk management is a useful approach to satisfy functional regulatory requirements to safety. Technological developments, organisational changes and increased demand for efficiency have influenced the vulnerability of our society. Thus, safety and risk management is becoming an important field.

Risk Management with Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry presents an in-depth discussion of some fundamental principles of risk management, related to the use of expected values, uncertainty handling and risk acceptance criteria. A decision framework for risk management is developed that provides a structure for the classification of risk decision problems and a procedure for the execution of the related decision-making processes. Several examples from the offshore petroleum industry are included to illustrate the use of the framework, but it can also be applied in other areas.

With the inclusion of a risk management framework designed to achieve better decisions and therefore more desirable outcomes, Risk Management with Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry is a valuable resource for practitioners in the industry, engineering managers and regulatory authorities. Graduate students and researchers in risk management will find this book a comprehensive reference.

Dr Terje Aven and Dr Jan Erik Vinnem are Professors of Risk Analysis and Management at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

Springer Series in Reliability Engineering publishes high-quality books in important areas of current theoretical research and development in reliability, and in areas that bridge the gap between theory and application in areas of interest to practitioners in industry, laboratories, business, and government.


Decision making under uncertainty Risk Acceptance decision support risk analysis risk management safety uncertainty

Authors and affiliations

  • Terje Aven
    • 1
  • Jan Erik Vinnem
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StavangerStavangerNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-652-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-653-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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