Lessons from Major Accidents

  • Jan-Erik Vinnem
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


An overview of some important accidents and near-misses are presented from worldwide operations. The focus is on the accident sequence, the possible failures of barrier functions, as well as lessons to be learned for design and operation. Blowuts, process fires and explosions, riser and pipeline failures as well as structural and marine systems failures are covered. At the end there is an overview of barrier function performance in all accidents and incidents.


Barrier Function Event Sequence Mooring Line Remote Operate Vehicle Lesson Learn 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

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