Systemic Methodology for Risk Management of CTSC Projects

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The systemic methodology which is proposed for risk management of CTSC projects is introduced in this chapter. At the beginning, an overview of the methodology is presented. The methodology is founded on the concepts of STAMP and system dynamics. The objective is to model and analyze safety control structure involved in a CTSC project. Safety control structure is the organizational structure of stakeholders who are responsible for maintaining safety constraints. The goal of safety control structure in this work is to prevent CTSC projects delay or failure. This goal is rephrased as definition and treatment of significant risks that could avoid maintaining safety constraints. Following the identification of risks associated to CTSC projects progress, eighteen risks related to the phases prior to engineering are extracted. The aim is to put emphasis on the risks involved in the first phases of project development. Risks with different natures are selected and modeled by the proposed methodology. Stakeholders of CTSC projects are considered as the controllers. Required control actions for each controller (and for each particular risk) are discussed. Subsequently, inadequate control actions that could lead to a hazardous state are reviewed. System dynamics models are presented to understand the feedback networks affecting the amplification of each risk. Then, application of the methodology for three case studies (Barendrecht, Lacq and Weyburn) are explained. The context of each case study and major challenges related to each project are presented. Safety control structures are developed for each example in order to analyze the factors involved in the success or failure of projects. Afterwards, the three projects are compared in terms of context and associated risks. At the end of the chapter, a generic safety control structure is proposed for CTSC projects, according to the lessons learned from case studies analysis. Emphasis is placed on the importance of information feedback loops and communication between stakeholders, which lead to improve their mental models and decisions.


Safety Control Structure Barendrecht Required Control Action Information Feedback Loops Safety Constraints 
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  1. 1.MINES ParisTechParisFrance
  2. 2.CRCMINES ParisTechSophia-Antipolis CedexFrance

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