ENI-Agip Division is actively working to develop processes increasingly compatible with the environment and health and safety principles, aiming at the best care of HSE aspects for all company's activities.

The effort expended to continually improve prevention and protection systems is considerable. At present, Agip Division is actively involved in projects with universities and research institutes as well as associations representing oil companies, as shown by the large number and high level of ongoing innovative and R&D projects.

A lot of activity concerns ongoing scientific research projects focused on management of consequences arising from environmental emergencies, definition of monitoring and techniques management systems for clean-up activities, coupling and uncoupling problems related to subsidence modeling and forecasting, etc. Also, the evaluation of accidental consequences after fire, explosion and blowout events is being actively followed. The same approach is adopted in the corrosion management where a combination of the estimated likelihood of failure due to corrosion and the consequence of this failure is assumed to define the level of risk.

The paper deals with all the innovative projects presently ongoing and intended to significantly improve Agip's HSE performance in the near future.

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