Resilience Analysis of a Remote Offshore Oil and Gas Facility for a Potential Hydrocarbon Release

This article reports on a resilience analysis conducted on a remote offshore oil and gas facility, with a potential hydrocarbon release as the event triggering the need for resilience. The authors define resilience as the capability of a system to adjust its functionality during a disturbance or perturbation. They explore three factors of resilience: reliability, vulnerability, and maintainability. Their method considers both proactive and reactive strategies as well as operational factors to respond to disturbances. Their model of resilience is based on a Bayesian network format. A case study applies this model to hydrocarbon-release scenarios during an offloading environment, from a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) to a shuttle tanker. The contributing factors for offloading operations include: system absorptive capability, system adaptability, and system restoration. The authors describe how this model can be used to identify factors that influence both predisaster and postdisaster strategies; these can then be mapped to enhance the resilience of the system. They conclude that the use of this model in their case study supports its further application in real-world settings.

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  • Accession Number: 01682904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2018 11:48AM