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Offshore Risk Assessment vol 2.

Principles, Modelling and Applications of QRA Studies

Vinnem, Jan-Erik

Originally published as in one volume

3rd ed. 2014, XLII, 420 p. 102 illus., 15 illus. in color.

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  • Gives a detailed overview of all aspects of QRA is useful for graduate students, researchers, consultants, and authorities
  • Expands on the practical applications or quantitative risk analysis methodology to offshore petroleum applications from the second edition with new research
  •  Includes new chapters to cover the specific case studies of the US Macondo incident of 2010

Offshore Risk Assessment was the first book to deal with quantified risk assessment (QRA) as applied specifically to offshore installations and operations. Risk assessment techniques have been used for more than three decades in the offshore oil and gas industry, and their use is set to expand increasingly as the industry moves into new areas and faces new challenges in older regions.


This updated and expanded third edition has been informed by a major R&D program on offshore risk assessment in Norway and summarizes research from 2006 to the present day. Rooted with a thorough discussion of risk metrics and risk analysis methodology,  subsequent chapters are devoted to analytical approaches to escalation, escape, evacuation and rescue analysis of safety and emergency systems.


Separate chapters analyze the main hazards of offshore structures: fire, explosion, collision, and falling objects as well as structural and marine hazards. Risk mitigation and control are discussed, as well as an illustration of how the results from quantitative risk assessment studies should be presented. The third second edition has a stronger focus on the use of risk assessment techniques in the operation of offshore installations. Also decommissioning of installations is covered.


Not only does Offshore Risk Assessment describe the state of the art of QRA, it also identifies weaknesses and areas that need further development. This new edition also illustrates applications or quantitative risk analysis methodology to offshore petroleum applications.


A comprehensive reference for academics and students of marine/offshore risk assessment and management, the book should also be owned by professionals in the industry, contractors, suppliers, consultants and regulatory authorities.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Barriers - Hydrocarbon leak risk - Offshore Risk Assessment - QRA Studies - Quantitative risk analysis

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Environmental Management - Mathematics - Production & Process Engineering

Table of contents 

Part III.- 14.Methodology for Quantified Risk Assessment.- 15.Analysis Techniques.- 16.Presentation of Risk Results from QRA Studies.- 17.Evaluation of Personnel Risk Levels.- 18.Environmental Risk Analysis.- 19.Approach to Risk Based Design.- 20.Risk based Emergency Response Planning.- Part IV.- 21.Use of Risk Analysis during the Operations Phase.- 22.Use of Risk Indicators for Major Hazard Risk.- 23.Barrier Management for Major Hazard Risk.- Appendix A.Overview of Software.- Appendix B.Overview of Fatalities in Norwegian Sector.- Appendix C.Network Resources.

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