Leading Safe Change

  • Trygve Steiro
  • Lene Bjørnsen
  • Pernille Dørstad
  • Camilla K. Tveiten
Conference paper


The offshore oil and gas industry in Norway is subject to substantial changes, both minor and major. These changes include remote control of e.g. drilling and operation, outsourcing, downsizing, new working and rotation patterns, general cost reductions etc. Despite of all these changes, surprisingly little systematised knowledge exists regarding change processes and safety in general and in particular for the oil and gas industry. Based on an ongoing study [1], we examine the change processes and the effects on safety. The study appraises critical success factors for leading safe change. It also focuses on what are the key challenges with respect to changes and safety in the future.


Sickness Absence Change Process Critical Success Factor Probabilistic Safety Assessment Friendly Fire 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trygve Steiro
    • 1
  • Lene Bjørnsen
    • 2
  • Pernille Dørstad
    • 2
  • Camilla K. Tveiten
    • 1
  1. 1.SINTEFIndustrial ManagementTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway

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