Statoil’s contribution to this session of the SPE HSSE Conference is to share how we have reinforced our safety culture in the way we lead and work to reduce the risk of facing high potential incidents or major accidents.

The main objective of this paper and lecture is twofold:

  • Raise the awareness of barrier challenges that historically have caused major accidents in our industry, and still do.

  • Present specified risk areas that Statoil have reinforced attention on based on our learning from high potential incidents and major accidents in the period of 2012-2017.

The paper is seen from an operational user perspective and founded in the author and presenter’s more than 35 years of operational experience from "sharp end" worker and management positions within offshore operations and greenfield projects.

Key risks to be covered:

  • Plant vibrations

  • Plant corrosion

  • Overdue/backlog of safety critical maintenance

  • Diffuse gas leakages

  • Transport of risks between an onshore planning party and offshore executing party

  • Last minute change of plans

  • Compliance with safe work requirements

  • Competence

A film is developed to support the lecture in plenary.

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