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Document ID (ISN)108761
CIS number 08-1345
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 566
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Accident statistics for fixed offshore units on the UK Continental Shelf 1980-2005
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. iv, 24p. 1 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr566.pdf [in English]
Abstract This project was undertaken with the purpose of obtaining accident statistics for offshore floating units on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). In this respect, four databases holding information about incidents having occurred on floating units on the UKCS were interrogated. Investigations revealed that none of them had a complete recording of such incidents. Consequently, the event frequencies being obtained varied with the availability of sources. There was no reason to believe that the situation for fixed installations should be any different. Hence, it was decided to carry out a study on the frequencies of accidents on fixed units, based on a critical review of the coding of incidents in the existing databases. This report consists of the results of this analysis.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; petroleum and natural gas industry; causes of accidents
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; report; statistics; reliability; frequency rates; compilation of statistics; classification; computerized data bases; safety service records
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry