Implementation of “What-, How- and Why-Learning” in Offshore Drilling Planning

  • Bjørn-Emil Madsen
  • Mike Pollard
  • Olav Helgesen
Conference paper


The paper presents the theoretical background for, and implementation of “What, How, and Why Learning” in Offshore Drilling Planning. These principles were derived from a model of company socialization of newcomers, and applied to improve safety and efficiency. Besides enhanced structure and information richness in the program, the new planning model also utilized more hands-on offshore knowledge-in-action than traditionally. Concurrent to the implementation of the re-designed program there were observed significantly improved drilling rates and reduced injury rates.


Tacit Knowledge Program Preparation Drilling Operation Discharge Permit Offshore Drill 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bjørn-Emil Madsen
    • 1
  • Mike Pollard
    • 2
  • Olav Helgesen
    • 3
  1. 1.Industrial Management, SINTEFTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Talisman Energy Norge ASStavangerNorway
  3. 3.Njord Drilling, Norsk HydroKristiansundNorway

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