In the past years all kind of activities in the field of emergency management have been taken in order to handle accidents. In the scope of this paper emergencies are those accidents that may lead to severe releases of oil and gas, whereby also attention is payed to collisions between off-shore installations and drifting objects and the situation where people fall overboard. Case histories show that coping with these serious accidents is not always as effective and successful as intended.

The stage from being aware of the risks, to being prepared to cope with the consequences, to actually being capable to combat is long and consists of many elements. This paper will deal with the general approach of emergency management, the development of automated tools for decision support on emergencies as well as some fate and effect models.

You can access this article if you purchase or spend a download.