Deepwater Horizon

Author: Earl Boebert,James M. Blossom

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674545230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 1425

In 2010 BP’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe spiraled into the worst human-made economic and ecological disaster in Gulf Coast history. In the most comprehensive account to date, senior systems engineers Earl Boebert and James Blossom show how corporate and engineering decisions, each one individually innocuous, interacted to create the disaster.
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Macondo Well Deepwater Horizon Blowout

Lessons for Improving Offshore Drilling Safety

Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Marine Board,Committee on the Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents to the Future

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309221412

Category: Science

Page: 196

View: 8025

The blowout of the Macondo well on April 20, 2010, led to enormous consequences for the individuals involved in the drilling operations, and for their families. Eleven workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig lost their lives and 16 others were seriously injured. There were also enormous consequences for the companies involved in the drilling operations, to the Gulf of Mexico environment, and to the economy of the region and beyond. The flow continued for nearly 3 months before the well could be completely killed, during which time, nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the gulf. Macondo Well-Deepwater Horizon Blowout examines the causes of the blowout and provides a series of recommendations, for both the oil and gas industry and government regulators, intended to reduce the likelihood and impact of any future losses of well control during offshore drilling. According to this report, companies involved in offshore drilling should take a "system safety" approach to anticipating and managing possible dangers at every level of operation -- from ensuring the integrity of wells to designing blowout preventers that function under all foreseeable conditions-- in order to reduce the risk of another accident as catastrophic as the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. In addition, an enhanced regulatory approach should combine strong industry safety goals with mandatory oversight at critical points during drilling operations. Macondo Well-Deepwater Horizon Blowout discusses ultimate responsibility and accountability for well integrity and safety of offshore equipment, formal system safety education and training of personnel engaged in offshore drilling, and guidelines that should be established so that well designs incorporate protection against the various credible risks associated with the drilling and abandonment process. This book will be of interest to professionals in the oil and gas industry, government decision makers, environmental advocacy groups, and others who seek an understanding of the processes involved in order to ensure safety in undertakings of this nature.
Posted in Science

Engineering Trustworthy Systems: Get Cybersecurity Design Right the First Time

Author: O. Sami Saydjari

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260118185

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 769

Cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to defend against the most sophisticated attacks This professional guide shows, step by step, how to design and deploy highly secure systems on time and within budget. The book offers comprehensive examples, objectives, and best practices and shows how to build and maintain powerful, cost-effective cybersecurity systems. Readers will learn to think strategically, identify the highest priority risks, and apply advanced countermeasures that address the entire attack space. Engineering Trustworthy Systems: Get Cybersecurity Design Right the First Time showcases 35 years of practical engineering experience from an expert whose persuasive vision has advanced national cybersecurity policy and practices. Readers of this book will be prepared to navigate the tumultuous and uncertain future of cyberspace and move the cybersecurity discipline forward by adopting timeless engineering principles, including: •Defining the fundamental nature and full breadth of the cybersecurity problem•Adopting an essential perspective that considers attacks, failures, and attacker mindsets •Developing and implementing risk-mitigating, systems-based solutions•Transforming sound cybersecurity principles into effective architecture and evaluation strategies that holistically address the entire complex attack space
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Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report

Author: Mark Bly

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 143793921X

Category:

Page: 191

View: 7541

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. On April 20, 2010, a well control event allowed hydrocarbons to escape from the Macondo well onto Transocean¿s ¿Deepwater Horizon,¿ resulting in explosions and fire on the rig. This is the report of an internal BP incident invest. team. It presents an analysis of the events leading up to the accident, 8 key findings related to the causal chain of events, and recommend. to enable the prevention of a similar accident. The invest. team worked separately from any invest. conducted by other co. involved in the accident, and it did not review its analyses, conclusions or recommend. with any other co. or invest. team. Other invest., such as the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Justice Dept., and Bur. of Ocean Energy Mgmt., and the Pres. Nat. Comm. are ongoing.
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Corporate Social Irresponsibility

Author: Paula Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317950690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 2230

Corporate Social Irresponsibility focuses on ethical failures in order to relate corporate responsibility to business ethics, corporate governance, and organization effectiveness. The book advocates a strategic approach to CSR – ethical management cannot, and should not, be divorced from effective management. Corporate social responsibility has transitioned from oxymoron into a defining challenge of the twenty first century. Taking the recent financial crisis as a starting point, Alexander examines the underlying ethical and legal crises these events expose in the business world. The problems that have come to light go beyond issues of firm financial performance into the integrity of the manufacturing and marketing processes, and relations with consumers. As such, the book presents a model that resolves the apparent conflict between maximizing shareholder value, and meeting the interests of other firm stakeholders. Alexander presents a balanced view, contrasting her model with alternative approaches. The book also covers the impact of globalization on management, the ethics of outsourcing, the limits of regulation, as well as poverty alleviation and social entrepreneurship. Blending a comprehensive theoretical framework with a broad range of cases, this book covers the latest major changes in US legislation, as well as recent corporate scandals making it a valuable accompaniment to any course in CSR, business ethics, or business, government and society.
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L'entreprise comme commun

Au-delà de la RSE

Author: Cécile Renouard,Swann Bommier

Publisher: ECLM

ISBN: 2843772117

Category:

Page: 263

View: 2758

En 2011, la Commission européenne donne une nouvelle définition de la Responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise (RSE) : la maîtrise par une entreprise de ses impacts. C’est un véritable changement de paradigme vis-à-vis de la conception encore prédominante selon laquelle l’entreprise contribuerait à la société par la maximisation du profit, par le respect des règles et par des actions philanthropiques volontaires. Mais pour être effective, cette nouvelle perspective implique – paradoxalement – d’en finir avec la RSE : celle-ci continue, en effet, à être envisagée de façon instrumentale et de manière séparée de la stratégie. Maîtriser ses impacts sur des territoires et au long de chaînes de valeur aujourd’hui mondiales suppose de définir et d’évaluer l’entreprise comme un commun : par la démocratisation de sa gouvernance et par sa capacité à préserver les biens communs mondiaux tant immatériels (la légitimité démocratique, le lien social, la souveraineté populaire) que matériels (le climat, la biodiversité, les ressources naturelles). Tout en s’appuyant sur une lecture historique, cet ouvrage analyse les avancées actuelles, engagées par des mouvements sociaux aussi bien que par des entreprises et des pouvoirs publics de différents pays, pour faire évoluer les mentalités, les normes et les pratiques.
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Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling: Report to the President, January 2011

The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

Author: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160873720

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 9520

On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region’s economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas—the latest frontier in the national energy supply. Soon after, President Barack Obama appointed a seven-member Commission to investigate the disaster, analyze its causes and effects, and recommend the actions necessary to minimize such risks in the future. The Commission’s report offers the American public and policymakers alike the fullest account available of what happened in the Gulf and why, and proposes actions—changes in company behavior, reform of government oversight, and investments in research and technology—required as industry moves forward to meet the nation’s energy needs.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Risk Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Author: Preben Hempel Lindøe,Michael Baram,Ortwin Renn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107025540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

View: 1750

This book evaluates and compares risk regulation and safety management for offshore oil and gas operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia. It provides an interdisciplinary approach with legal, technological, and sociological perspectives on their efforts to assess and prevent major accidents and improve safety performance offshore. Presented in three parts, the volume begins with a review of the technical, legal, behavioral, and sociological factors involved in designing, implementing, and enforcing a regulatory regime for industrial safety. It then evaluates the four regulatory regimes that encompass the cultural, legal, and other contextual factors that influence their design and implementation, along with their reliance on industrial expertise and standards and the use of performance indicators. The final section presents an assessment of the resilience of the Norwegian regime and its capacity to keep pace with new technologies and emerging risks, respond to near miss incidents, encourage safety culture, incorporate vested rights of labor, and perform inspection and self-audit functions. This book is highly relevant for those in government, business, academia, and elsewhere in civil society who are involved in offshore safety issues, including regulatory authorities and industrial safety professionals.
Posted in Business & Economics

Oil and Gas, Technology and Humans

Assessing the Human Factors of Technological Change

Author: Dr Denis Besnard,Dr Eirik Albrechtsen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472401603

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

View: 6265

The oil and gas industry is going through a major technological shift. This is particularly true of the Norwegian continental shelf where new work processes are being implemented based on digital infrastructure and information technology. The term Integrated Operations (IO) has been applied to this set of new processes. It is defined by the Centre for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry as 'work processes and technology to make smarter decisions and better execution, enabled by ubiquitous real time data, collaborative techniques and access to multiple expertise'. It's claimed that IO is efficient, optimises exploration, reduces costs and improves safety performance. However, the picture is not as clear-cut as it may appear. On the one hand, the new work processes do not prevent major accidents: IO-related factors have been identified in recent events such as the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. On the other hand, IO technology provides improved decision-making support (such as access to real-time data and expertise), which can reduce human and material losses and damage to the environment. Given these very different properties, it's vital that the industry has a detailed understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of IO, which this book sets out to do from a multidisciplinary point of view. It analyses Integrated Operations from the angles of statistics, management science, human factors and resilience engineering. These varied disciplines provide a multifaceted understanding of IO that better informs risk assessment practices, as well as explaining new techniques and methods and provides state-of-the-art guidance to risk assessment practitioners working in the oil and gas industry.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Macondo

The Gulf Oil Disaster : Chief Counsel's Report

Author: United States. National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010

Page: 357

View: 4645

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE - Significantly reduced list price Examines the relevant facts and circumstances concerning the root causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Focuses on the technical, managerial, and regulatory causes of the blowout Related products: Unlimited Impossibilities: Intelligence Support to the Deepwater Horizon Response can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-020-01634-9 Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling, Report to the President, January 2011 --print format can be found at this link: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/040-000-00784-9 --ePub format can be found at this link: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/040-300-00001-5 NOAA Strategic Plan for Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems: Research, Management, and International Cooperation can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/003-017-00560-7 "
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Drilling Down

The Gulf Oil Debacle and Our Energy Dilemma

Author: Joseph A. Tainter,Tadeusz W. Patzek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441976772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

View: 6060

For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. As societies grow more complex through the bounty of cheap energy, they also confront problems that seem to increase in number and severity. In this era of fossil fuels, cheap energy and increasing complexity have been in a mutually-reinforcing spiral. The more energy we have and the more problems our societies confront, the more we grow complex and require still more energy. How did our demand for energy, our technological prowess, the resulting need for complex problem solving, and the end of easy oil conspire to make the Deepwater Horizon oil spill increasingly likely, if not inevitable? This book explains the real causal factors leading up to the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, a disaster from which it will take decades to recover.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Jena 1800

Die Republik der freien Geister

Author: Peter Neumann

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641216621

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8188

Schlegel, Schelling & Co.: die Geschichte eines philosophischen Aufbruchs Jena 1800: Mit den Ideen der Französischen Revolution geraten nicht nur die politischen Verhältnisse in Europa ins Wanken. Eine ganze Generation von jungen Dichtern und Philosophen beschließt, die Welt neu zu denken. Die führenden Köpfe – darunter die Brüder Schlegel mit ihren Frauen, der Philosoph Schelling und der Dichter Novalis – treffen sich in der thüringischen Universitätsstadt an der Saale, um eine „Republik der freien Geister“ zu errichten. Sie stellen nicht nur gesellschaftliche Traditionen in Frage, sie revolutionieren mit ihrem Blick auf das Individuum und die Natur zugleich auch unser Verständnis von Freiheit und Wirklichkeit – bis heute. Farbig und leidenschaftlich erzählt Peter Neumann von dieser ungewöhnlichen Denkerkommune, die nicht weniger vorbereitete als den geistigen Aufbruch in die Moderne.
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The Science Behind Discovery

Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf : Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, Friday, January 10, 2014

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Offshore oil well drilling

Page: 56

View: 2014

Posted in Offshore oil well drilling

Report to the President from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 16, 2011

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010

Page: 82

View: 3431

Posted in BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010

Improving Oil Spill Prevention and Response, Restoring Jobs, and Ensuring Our Energy Security

Recommendations from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling : Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, February 11, 2011

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010

Page: 91

View: 7713

Posted in BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010

Offshore Oil and Gas Safety and Security in the Asia Pacific

The Need for Regional Approaches to Managing Risks

Author: Lee Cordner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural gas in submerged lands

Page: 92

View: 6768

"This monograph explores the safety and security risks associated with the massive expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation activity in the Asia-Pacific region. The pursuit of national and commercial objectives is generating the convergence of wider interests and uncertainties, and therefore significant and often shared risks. Risk mitigating options for action are presented that need to be urgently and collaboratively considered by all stakeholders." --Back cover.
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Offshore Safety Management

Implementing a SEMS Program

Author: Ian Sutton

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0323262872

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 5671

Offshore Safety Management, Second Edition provides an experienced engineer's perspective on the new Safety and Environmental System (SEMS) regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling, how they compare to prior regulations, and how to implement the new standards seamlessly and efficiently. The second edition is greatly expanded, with increased coverage of technical areas such as engineering standards and drilling, and procedural areas such as safety cases and formal safety assessments. The new material both complements the SEMS coverage and increases the book's relevance to a global audience. Following the explosion, fire, and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon floating drilling rig in April 2010, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulations, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) issued many new regulations. One of them was the Safety and Environmental System rule, which is based on the American Petroleum Institute's SEMP recommended practice, finalized in April 2013. Author Ian Sutton explains the SEMS rule, and describes what must be done to achieve compliance. Each of the twelve elements of the SEMS rule (such as Management of Change and Safe Work Practices) is described in the book, and guidance is provided on how to meet BOEMRE requirements. Detailed explanation of how to implement the new SEMS standard for offshore operations Ties the new regulations in with existing safety management approaches, helping managers leverage existing processes and paperwork With CEOs now signing off on compliance paperwork, this book provides expert insights so you can get SEMS compliance right the first time
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H.R. 2231, Offshore Energy and Jobs Act Part 1 and 2

Legislative Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Thursday June 6, 2013 (Part 1), Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (|).

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Offshore oil and gas leases

Page: 93

View: 5621

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Oil and Gas Development

Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, on S. 516, S. 843, S. 916, S. 917, May 17, 2011

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Continental shelf

Page: 74

View: 5689

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