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Dropped Object Risk Management

New approach to effectively reducing dropped object risks


Client:  International O&G operator
Industry:Oil and Gas
Asset: Production facilities, drilling rigs, etc.
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Year: 2014

Challenge

An oil and gas operator had challenges addressing and mitigating dropped object risks on their offshore facilities.

Multiple in-house campaign efforts had been carried out to meet this risk, but the frequency and seriousness of reported dropped objects remained extensive.

Existing measures available on the market were deemed insufficient and ineffective in addressing the challenge. A new approach was required and Axess was asked to design and implement a solution.

Solution

Axess compiled a team of experienced engineers and designed an approach to deal with the client’s dropped objects related challenges. The first phase of the project involved a thorough data collection exercise. All existing measures and programs were reviewed, quantitative datasets were collected, and the management and offshore operational crew were interviewed.

Following the data collection process, an assessment and analysis phase was conducted to expand the understanding of dropped object causes and to determine why existing barriers were not effective. Hypotheses were developed and tested. Multiple contributing causes were found, of which the main findings were related to human factors. Based on these findings, and in dialogue with the client, new targeted measures were established. KPIs, training programs, monitoring tools and procedures were developed, scheduled, and implemented both within the on- and offshore organisations.

Results

The solution was well received by the client and the involved parties. It resulted in an increased awareness and understanding of the deeper underlying causes of dropped objects on their facilities, which led to an improved control framework and more effective mitigation measures.

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Contact Information

Molde
Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 MOLDE
+47 982 43 600
Aberdeen
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Units 6 & 19 Robert Leonard Centre
Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce AB21 0GG, UK
(duty): +44(0) 7912212854
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Bergen
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Houston
Axess North America Inc
825 Town & Country Lane Suite 1200
Houston Tx. 77024
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Georgetown
Axess Guyana Inc.
2 Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana
Stavanger
Axess AS
Travbaneveien 3,
4031 Stavanger, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Trondheim
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Orkanger
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
Orkanger
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 41 78 06 30
Oslo
Axess AS
Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
0160 Oslo, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Busan
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
22nd Floor KNN Tower, Centum-ro 30
2203-ho, Haeundae-gu
Busan, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Dubai
Axess Middle East DMCC
807 X2 Tower, X Cluster
Jumeriah Lake Towers Dubai, UAE
+971 4565 7913
Mumbai
Axess AIM India Pvt Ltd
B2-306, 3rd Floor
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Firm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072, India
Singapore
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre #05-31 South Wing
3 International Business Park
Singapore 609927
+65 6908 4174
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2
Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 82 202 5266
Luanda
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
Luanda, Angola
+27 (0) 87 148 4700
Accra
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
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