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Mitigating Accidents In Oil And Gas Production Facilities

  • Stig Johnsen
Conference paper
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Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 290)

Integrated operations are increasingly used in oil and gas production facilities to improve yields, reduce costs and maximize profits. They leverage information and communications technology (ICT) to facilitate collaboration between experts at widely dispersed locations. This paper discusses the safety and security consequences of implementing integrated operations for oil and gas production. It examines the increased accident risk arising from the tight coupling of complex ICT and SCADA systems, and proposes technological, organizational and human factors based strategies for mitigating the risk.

Keywords

Oil and gas production integrated operations accident mitigation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stig Johnsen
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  1. 1.Norway

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