Offshore Risk Assessment Vol. 1

Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies

  • Jan-Erik Vinnem
  • Willy Røed

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Background and Risk Assessment Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 3-24
    3. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 25-75
    4. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 77-101
    5. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 103-184
    6. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 185-197
  3. Analysis of Main Offshore Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 201-248
    3. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 249-287
    4. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 289-338
    5. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 339-393
    6. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 395-443
    7. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 445-462
    8. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 463-511
    9. Jan-Erik Vinnem, Willy Røed
      Pages 513-535
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 537-552

About this book


This is the first textbook to address quantified risk assessment (QRA) as specifically applied to offshore installations and operations. As the first part of the two-volume updated and expanded fourth edition, it adds a new focus on the EU Offshore Safety Directive, and discusses the new perspective on risk from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority, followed by new and updated international standards. New safety statistics for the Norwegian sectors are presented, as well as new case studies on international offshore accidents, such as the explosion on FPSO Sao Mateus in 2015, which involved 9 fatalities.

Separate chapters analyse the main hazards for offshore structures: fire, explosion, collision, and falling objects, as well as structural and marine hazards. Risk mitigation and control are discussed, as well as how the results of quantitative risk assessment studies should be presented. The fourth edition presents updated hydrocarbon release statistics, together with new methods for modelling the risk from ignited hydrocarbon releases. There have been recent advances in the modelling of collision risk from passing and attending vessels, based on extensive research; these advances are described in detail, in addition to new developments in the safety of Dynamic Positioning vessels. In closing, the book provides updated statistics and lessons learned from accidents involving offshore helicopter transportation of personnel.

The book offers a comprehensive reference guide for academics and students of marine/offshore risk assessment and management. It will also be of interest to professionals in the industry, as well as contractors, suppliers, consultants and regulatory authorities. 


Barriers Hydrocarbon Leak Risk Offshore Risk Assessment QRA Studies Quantitative Risk Analysis Risk Analysis for Marine Offshore Applied Risk Analysis Offshore Safety Directive Offshore Structure Hazards

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan-Erik Vinnem
    • 1
  • Willy Røed
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-7443-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-7444-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-999X
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