SAFETY IN OFFSHORE ARCTIC FIELD DEVELOPMENT

Operations in Arctic environments represent a challenge with regard to safety and call for innovations and planning of safety from the initial phase of project development. The paper discusses safety aspects and their implications on the field design. The increased importance of maintaining the integrity of the installation and a safe refuge is discussed. A need for further developments of evacuation and rescue means is identified. Fire protection will have to be ensured with less use of large quantities of water. Alternative systems as well as extended use of passive means are discussed. Outdoor operations will have to be restricted to the minimum and the impact on equipment and system design is addressed. A short review of rules and regulations is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OMAE 1995, 14th Intl Conf on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engng; 18-22 June 1995; Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by ASME et al. Procs. Publ by ASME, ISBN 0-7918-1308-8. Vol II, p 465 [6 p, 5 ref]
  • Authors:
    • Huse, J R
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM