Concerns have been raised in many sectors regarding the safety and reliability of offshore platforms. In this paper, the history of offshore operations and technology development is reviewed to demonstrate the level of platform safety achieved by industry operation under a self-verification program. Key differences between self-verification and mandatory, independent third-party verification systems are identified. The impact of third-party verification on offshore development projects, particularly in the area of design, review, and inspection practices, is discussed. In conclusion, the author suggests that self-verification by industry will be more effective than a third-party verification system in meeting industry's and the nation's needs for offshore development with a prudent level of platform safety.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 9th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 2-5 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Brannon, H R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00158266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, OTC 2809 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM