National Academy releases Offshore Bolting Technology Report

NASEM released their report on “High-Performance Bolting Technology for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations. OESI is pleased to have been a part of this effort from the initial discussions of this problem with BSEE leadership, through our own work on the issue, to the NASEM workshops that went into the development of this report. We look forward to being part of the solution roadmap going forward.Click here.

First Joint HFES/OESI Forum for Dialogue a Success!

Ocean Energy stakeholders along with Human Factors and Ergonomic experts met together on June 14, to hear subject matter experts discuss research efforts in the area of Human Factors in Offshore Energy, Situation Awareness and the use of Ergonomics in Offshore Drilling Platforms. The one-day forum will be followed-up with a soon to be scheduled webinar with Dr Rhona Flin.

Successful OESI/BSEE TAP Forum held

On 17 February, OESI hosted a public forum to review selected BSEE Technology Assessment Program projects. With close to 150 in attendance, the presenters received useful feedback from representatives of all stakeholder groups from the Ocean Energy realm.The public presentations can be found here.

Human Factors White Paper published!

OESI is proud to announce that we have published our initial research document, which focuses on Human Factors in the offshore. Dr Camille Peres (TAMU) and Dr Randolph Bias (UT-Austin) have finished their research white paper, “Human Factors and ergonomics in Offshore Drilling and Production: The Implications for Drilling Safety”. More info can be found here.

Zonal Isolation research paper ready!

OESI is pleased to announce our next research document, which focuses on Zonal Isolation. Dr Eric Van Oort (UT-Austin) and his team have finished their paper and are preparing it for SPE presentation in 2017. The paper, “Advanced Modeling of Cement Displacement Complexities”, can be found here.

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Enabling Safer Offshore Energy Operations: Current Advances in Safety and Risk Assessment

Date: Tue, Sept. 10, 2019 (11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Location: Marathon Oil Tower & Conference Center 5555 San Felipe Houston, Texas 77056

Description: Investigation of past incidents always reveal deficiencies that are not directly equipment-related, but may be non-technical in nature, such as procedural deviation, inadequate communication etc. Past risk assessment models only provide semi-quantitative approaches to incorporate them in the risk assessment and cannot capture their dynamic nature and dependency in a single model. Current research takes up the challenge of developing a framework and step-by-step methodology for quantitatively merging technical, operational, human and organizational factors contributing to the cumulative risk of a barrier failure. It also addresses their dynamic changes with time, considers their interactions with each other and incorporates the uncertainty of parameter estimation to assess the cumulative risk in a facility.

Event information can be found here.

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center: 22nd Annual International Symposium

Date: October 22-24, 2019

Location: College Station, TX

About the Symposium: The TEES Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety center in association with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IchemE) welcomes attendees to its 22nd annual International Symposium. This symposium serves as the crossroads for process safety where industry, academia, government agencies and other stakeholders come together to discuss critical issues of research in process safety. Experts from around the world will gather as part of this two and a half-day symposium, to share the latest information on the hottest topics aimed at making the process industry a safer place. The 2019 Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center’s International Symposium of the will be held at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center on October 22 – 24, 2019.

Symposium information can be found here.

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