Calling all oil and gas companies
Restrata Group is leading a project for a working group of the Energy Institute with the objective to produce guidance on dynamic risk assessments and a toolkit for training front line and managerial safety decision makers for loss of containment incidents, a step in improving risk management globally.
This has been prompted by recent incidents which have highlighted the critical importance of risk management and most importantly, decision making in response to loss of containment of hazardous materials in both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. There have been circumstances where decisions have been made based on incomplete or even conflicting information on the immediate cause of loss of containment leading to uncertainty about the potential for escalation. Decision making has been compromised by time, stress and fatigue pressures and the possibility that all options for mitigating the consequences carry risk. When an incident occurs there is limited opportunity to refer to manuals, plans and other reference material for guidance. There may be cultural issues over the willingness to shut-down plant or to challenge managers, and a mind-set of persistence that the situation is not out of control.
Restrata Group is looking for contributions from oil and gas companies, in
Information submitted about companies and locations will be kept in the strictest of confidence. Contact us at [email protected] to register your interest.
Restrata Group is working with representatives from BP, Centrica, Total and Valero under the management of the Energy Institute.