Offshore Risk Assessment

Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies

  • Jan Erik Vinnem

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About this book


Offshore Risk Assessment is the first book to deal with quantified risk assessment (QRA) as applied specifically to offshore installations and operations. Risk assessment techniques have been used for some years in the offshore oil and gas industry, and their use is set to expand increasingly as the industry moves into new areas and faces new challenges in older regions.
The book starts with a thorough discussion of risk analysis methodology. Subsequent chapters are devoted to analytical approaches to escalation, escape, evacuation and rescue analysis of safety and emergency systems. Separate chapters analyze the main hazards of offshore structures: Fire, explosion, collision and falling objects. Risk mitigation and control are then discussed, followed by an outline of an alternative approach to risk modelling that focuses especially on the risk of short-duration activities.
Not only does the book describe the state of the art of QRA, it also identifies weaknesses and areas that need development.
Readership: Besides being a comprehensive reference for academics and students of marine/offshore risk assessment and management, the book should also be owned by professionals in the industry, contractors, suppliers, consultants and regulatory authorities.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Erik Vinnem
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    • 2
  1. 1.Preventor ASStavangerNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of Marine TechnologyNTNUTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5279-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2471-5
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