EVALUATING OFFSHORE DRILLING RISKS – 2 (Conclusion): Global, regional statistics show continuing improvement

M. Sam Mannan Ray A. Mentzer Tony Rocha-Valadez Anne Mims Texas A&M University College Station The first article in this series introduced some of the efforts to identify leading and lagging indicators for process safety in offshore drilling operations. It also compared onshore and offshore safety statistics, using data from the UK International Oil and Gas Producers Association (OGP). This conclusion augments OGP's findings by also looking at data from the UK Health and Safety Executive (UK HSE), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). From these sources, we track trends in offshore safety and how...

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