OFFSHORE BLOWOUTS — CAUSES AND CONTROL
|Author(s)||Per Holland Ph.D.|
|Publisher||Gulf Publishing Company|
|D O W N L O A D|
The content of this book has been prepared on the basis of the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database containing wealth of valuable technical and other information that is intended to be utilized when performing the analysis of the risks commonly associated with the offshore installations. Subject database is focusing on the causes of the blowouts together with the technical parameters considered critically important for the development of the risk analyses, and the flow path and mediums, release point and ignition time, and durations in particular.
Though the database includes the data obtained in the course of the investigation of almost forty blowouts, the content of this document has been limited to 124 blowouts occurred in Mexican Gulf and UK and Norwegian shelf waters in the historical period 1980-1994. The frequencies of the offshore blowouts and trends associated with them have also been investigated in this book, for the different operational phases.
The author has also analyzed the contributions from the offshore blowouts to the rate of fatal accidents. The pollution to the surrounding environment commonly caused by the blowouts has also been discussed in the pages of the present volume. In addition, the content includes all other important factors to be taken into account during the evaluation of the offshore risks...
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