Risk Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

A substantial portion of oil and gas is derived from offshore production. These offshore operations must be conducted in a way that ensures both productivity and safety. In this book, risk regulation and safety management for offshore oil and gas operations in four countries are examined and compared. The book has three parts. Part 1 explores regulatory frameworks and concepts. It reviews the legal, technical, sociological and behavioral factors involved in designing, implementing, and enforcing a regulatory regime for industrial safety. Part 2 presents regulatory regimes in Norway, United Kingdom, United States and Australia. The cultural, legal and other contextual factors that influence each regulatory regime’s design and implementation are described. Part 3 discusses the challenges and lessons learned from Norwegian self-regulation. This book employs an interdisciplinary approach and will be of particular interest to persons in academia, government, or industry who are involved in industrial safety issues.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 452p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781107025547
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2014 2:37PM